Bob Barton is a partner at Taylor Porter, where he has been practicing law since 1994, and he serves as vice-chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Barton’s practice is varied, consisting of representation of local and national businesses in matters involving commercial litigation and transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, and general litigation. He is the co-chair of the firm's Business and Commercial Litigation practice. Mr. Barton is also experienced in sports law, representing colleges and universities in matters pertaining to NCAA, NAIA and conference rules and regulations, and in other litigation, contract and compliance matters concerning their athletic departments. Mr. Barton has been selected for inclusion in both Louisiana Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in Business Litigation. Mr. Barton is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts, in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Barton is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (board member). He served as a member of the LSU National Collegiate Athletic Association Re-accreditation Committee. Baton Rouge Business Report named Mr. Barton as one of Baton Rouge’s “Top Forty Under 40” in 2003. He has lectured to lawyers, law students, and business groups on various topics related to his practice areas. He is an adjunct professor of law at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he teaches a course on Sports Law. Mr. Barton was elected to the inaugural class of the Baton Rouge Business Report Leadership Academy. Elsewhere in the community, he is the Board Chair-Elect of HOPE Ministries. He has been an active supporter of the Capital Area United Way, chairing sections and divisions for the 2003, 2004, and 2005 campaigns, and served for six years as a member of the CAUW’s Board of Directors. Mr. Barton has participated in the Baton Rouge Big Buddy Program and has coached various teams in youth sports. Mr. Barton graduated from Louisiana State University in 1990 and earned his Juris Doctor cum laude and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Georgia.