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David L. Pardue

Partner

David Pardue has practiced for 23 years focusing on intellectual property and business litigation, especially trade secrets and trademark litigation.  He also has rare expertise in insurance coverage issues related to intellectual property claims. Mr. Pardue has represented large and small companies in disputes involving trade secrets and noncompetes, trademark, copyright, RICO, insurance coverage, real estate, class actions, wage and hour claims and business torts.  He has handled cases in numerous state and federal courts around the country, as well as arbitrations.  Clients have included Fortune 500 corporations as well as small family businesses. 

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1993
    • Honors
    • Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation
  • Tulane University,summa cum laude, History, 1989
    • Phi Beta Kappa with departmental honors
    • Law clerk for the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson, III of the Eleventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals from 1993 to 1994

Admissions

  • All Georgia State and Superior Courts
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional or Trade Affiliations/Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia Trial and Intellectual Property Sections, Vice-Chair of Trade Secrets Committee
  • American Bar Association Litigation and Intellectual Property and Tort and Insurance Practice Sections
  • Vice-Chair of ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Intellectual Property Committee
  • Former Vice-Chair of the Trade Secrets Subcommittee of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee of the ABA Litigation Section

Honors & Awards

  • Georgia “Super Lawyer” 2008-10, 2013-17
  • Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” in 2006, 2010, 2012-13
  • Martindale Hubbell AV-rated

Publications

  • Trade Secrets and IP Today Blog, 2010-Present Not So Fast!  Was the Ballot Language of the November 2010 Proposal to Amend the Georgia Constitution for the Restrictive Covenant Act Unconstitutional, Atlanta Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Newsletter Winter 2012 Special Edition

Representative Experience

  • Nortel Networks Inc. v. Cornell Wireless, et al. - Obtained expedited discovery and injunction, and a five million dollar judgment in a RICO case on behalf of a public company against a former customer, and collected nearly $4 million
  • Chryso, Inc. v. Innovative Concrete Solutions of the Carolinas, LLC - Brought trade secrets suit against former sales manager and filed for injunction and expedited discovery, settled for value of $1.43 million
  • Jomaps, LLC v. D-Mand Better Products, LLC et al., 2012 WL 5235533 (ND GA 2012) Defeated motion for preliminary injunction in a trademark case and successfully settled shortly thereafter
  • Cascade Crossings II v. Radio Shack Corp., 131 Fed.Appx. 191 (11th Cir. 2003) - Won appeal of summary judgment that tenant had waived restrictive covenant and owed attorney’s fees
  • Jangsoo Indus. Co. v. Jangsoo Furniture Land, Inc., No. 1:10-cv-1225, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14219, at *6 (N.D. Ga. Feb. 11, 2011) - Defeated motion for preliminary injunction in a trademark case involving Korean furniture brand

Community Activities

  • American Liver Foundation, Chairman of the Board, Southeast Chapter 2005-08
  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, 2015-Present