Henry R. Chalmers

171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.8646 phone

Henry Chalmers solves business disputes.  As Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation group, he works with clients to enforce their legal rights, resolve disputes, and achieve business goals through litigation, arbitration, mediation, and strategic counseling.  He focuses his practice on complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution on behalf of public and closely-held companies, consumer reporting agencies, educational institutions, fiduciaries, and government entities, for whom he handles a wide-variety of matters including contract disputes, business torts, RICO claims, class actions, fiduciary duty disputes, data breach prevention and response, privacy and PCI compliance, real estate and affordable housing disputes, hospitality industry transactions, and fraud and misrepresentation claims. Henry has successfully represented clients as plaintiffs and defendants in trials, appeals, arbitrations, and mediations across the country, with a particular concentration on, and familiarity with, the state and federal courts in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Henry is Co-Chair of the firm's Background Screening Industry Team and regularly defends consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) and employees against claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), including individual claims and nationwide class actions.  Henry is a frequent speaker at National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) conferences, and he regularly coaches clients on best practices for FCRA compliance. 

Henry serves as an Arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Neutrals for Large Complex Cases, and is Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the 2018-2019 bar year.  Henry also is a certified mediator in the State of Georgia, and he writes and speaks frequently on business litigation and alternative dispute resolution topics.

Before joining Arnall Golden Gregory, Henry was a law clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Hall, (N.D. Ga.), and he worked in Belize, Central America, for a year as a Bates Fellow with the Human Rights Commission of Belize.  For the past decade he has held various leadership positions in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Litigation.

Henry also provides pro bono legal services to indigent clients.  And when he’s away from work, he enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, camping, and spending time with his family.