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Philippa Ellis Earns Bar Association Leadership Appointments

Posted July 11, 2017 in Philippa V. EllisBlogs/Publications, News
Partner, Philippa Ellis, has been recognized for her extensive jury trial expertise with a recent American Bar Association (ABA) appointment. She will serve as 2018 Director-Elect for the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)/American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Trial Academy. The ABA-TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy, held at the National Judicial College in Reno, NV, is affectionately called the country’s top “Boot Camp for Lawyers”.

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Baylie Fry earns Georgia State Bar Award of Achievement

Posted June 13, 2017 in Baylie M. FryBlogs/Publications
Selected by the Young Lawyers Division ("YLD") President, Baylie Fry received the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Profession at the Georgia State Bar Annual Meeting.  Ms. Fry was presented this award for her continued dedication and service to the profession in her capacity as the Co-Chair to the YLD Women in the Profession Committee.

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David Hayes presents

Posted March 17, 2017 in David V. HayesNews

On March 15, 2017, David Hayes presented "Damages from the Defense Perspective: How to Keep Damages Low" at the Proving Damages CLE, sponsored by ICLE: State Bar Series.

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Protecting Electronic Trade Secret Misappropriation

Posted January 29, 2017 in Blogs/Publications

The success of companies all over the United States largely depends upon information unknown to the public—the companies’ trade secrets.  The analysis of whether a company’s information is considered a trade secret turns on whether the company has taken “reasonable measures” to keep the information secret, and whether the information seeking trade secret protection derives independent economic value.  Accordingly, information known to the public is not considered a protected trade secret.  And should protected information be disclosed to the public, the information is no longer secret, thereby eviscerating any previous trade secret protection. 

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Mike Egan and Derrick Bingham obtain big win for client

Posted December 1, 2016 in News

The federal jury verdict of $8.1 million, obtained earlier this year by Mike Egan and Derrick Bingham, was recently sustained. Motions for new trial or judgment notwithstanding the verdict were denied by Judge Pannell, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, in favor of OGEJS's client, a medical school professor and inventor from California. The case involved intellectual property rights on medical devices developed by the professor.

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Gleaton, Reading Trial Win

Posted September 20, 2016 in News

Fred Gleaton and Melissa Reading obtained a defense verdict on September 2, following a two week trial in the State Court of Cobb County. The OG client, a local anesthesiologist sued along with a Paulding County surgeon, was exonerated after over two days of jury deliberation. Plaintiff was represented by former Governor Roy Barnes. The trial was complicated by the recusal of Judge Maria Golick in mid-trial, in favor of Judge Carl Bowers.

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Multi-State Bar Admissions

Posted August 1, 2016 in News

Although we are located in Atlanta, a number of Owen Gleaton attorneys are licensed and do handle matters in other states. Specifically, Derrick Bingham is admitted in Tennessee, Kathleen Simcoe is admitted in Florida, David Hayes is admitted in Alabama, Rolfe Martin is admitted in South Carolina, Joseph Colette is admitted in New York, and Philippa Ellis is admitted in Illinois and Oklahoma.

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