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Richard Murray Escoffery

Business Attorney at Duluth, GA

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Rich is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at ACS Solutions, a leading global information technology, consulting, and business solutions organization. In this role, he oversees the legal affairs of the company and is responsible for a wide range of legal issues that relate to the company’s activities and operations, including employment law matters, contract review and negotiation, litigation, regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection, immigration, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions, both in the United States and internationally. Rich leads the Company's cross-functional Compliance Team, as well as its Data Breach Response Team. He is also responsible for the management and oversight of ACS Solutions' outside legal service providers. Rich has built the Company's legal team from the ground up, attracting and retaining excellent attorneys and support staff in multiple offices in the U.S. and India. Relying on 25+ years of experience practicing law, Rich focuses on delivering the highest quality legal services to the business’s internal clients, acting as a business partner who happens to have legal expertise.

Licensed for 27 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/03/2022

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ACS Solutions
2400 Meadowbrook Parkway
Duluth, GA, 30096

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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • ACS Solutions
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Elarbee Thompson
  • 2004 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Elarbee Thompson
  • 1997 - 2004
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Gerrilyn G. Brill
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Ga.
  • 1995 - 1997
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • H2K Infosys, LLC v. Analysts International Corporation, et al.
  • Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed case upon demand
  • Remote Tiger, Inc. v. American CyberSystems, Inc.
  • Summary judgment granted
  • American CyberSystems, Inc. v. Staffing Fusion, LLC, et al.
  • Permanent Injunction issued in favor of my client
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Associations

  • Pastor's Advisory Council, Holy Cross Catholic Church
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Georgia Staffing Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • 1915 Scholars Program
  • Alumni Mentor
  • 2015 - Present
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Emory College Alumni Board
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Emory College Alumni Board
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Emory Annual Giving Board
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Arbor Montessori Board of Trustees
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2007
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Awards

  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2021
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2020
  • 1915 Scholars Guiding Light Award
  • Emory University
  • 2019
  • Rated AV-Preeminent for 15 Years
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Key Leader Award
  • ACS Solutions
  • 2017
  • Key Contributor Award
  • ACS Solutions
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America -- Employment Law, Management
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Wall Street Journal, Atlanta-Journal Constitution
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America -- Employment Law, Management
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2014
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Wall Street Journal, Atlanta-Journal Constitution
  • 2014
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Wall Street Journal, Atlanta-Journal Constitution
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America -- Employment Law, Management
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2013
  • Global Awards 2012 Winner - Unfair Competition Law, Georgia
  • Corporate INTL
  • 2012
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Wall Street Journal, Atlanta-Journal Constitution
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • 2005
  • AV-Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Order of the Coif
  • 1995
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Publications

  • ACS Connect
  • Diversity and Inclusion at ACS
  • 2022
  • ACS Solutions Ethics and Compliance Week
  • Our Speak Up Culture
  • 2021
  • ACS Solutions Ethics and Compliance Week
  • Having a Global Mindset
  • 2021
  • ACS Solutions Ethics and Compliance Week
  • Planning for the Next Disruption
  • 2021
  • ACS Solutions Ethics and Compliance Week
  • Data Security is a Team Sport
  • 2021
  • ACS Solutions Ethics and Compliance Week
  • Using Social Media Responsibly
  • 2021
  • HireGenics White Paper
  • Co-Employment Risk in the Age of Direct Sourcing
  • 2021
  • ACS Connect
  • COVID-19 and the Workplace
  • 2020
  • ACS Solutions Ethics and Compliance Week
  • Minimize Cyber Security Risks When Working Remotely
  • 2020
  • ACS Solutions Ethics and Compliance Week
  • Keeping Employees Safe and Productive During the Pandemic
  • 2020
  • ACS Solutions Ethics and Compliance Week
  • Be Committed to Employees' Mental Health
  • 2020
  • ACS Solutions Ethics and Compliance Week
  • Our Commitment to Racial Justice
  • 2020
  • ACS Solutions Ethics and Compliance Week
  • Preventing Unlawful Harassment
  • 2019
  • ACS Solutions Ethics and Compliance Week
  • Living our Core Values
  • 2019
  • ACS Ethics and Compliance Week
  • Code of Conduct and Business Ethics
  • 2019
  • ACS Connect
  • Preventing Workplace Violence
  • 2018
  • ACS Connect
  • Responding to Data Breaches
  • 2018
  • ACS Connect
  • Win in the Workplace: Respect
  • 2018
  • ACS Connect
  • Be a Servant Leader
  • 2017
  • ACS Connect
  • What is the Attorney-Client Privilege
  • 2017
  • Restaurant Startup and Growth Magazine
  • Hurt on the Job: What Restaurant Owners Should Understand About Workers' Compensation
  • 2010
  • Restaurant Startup and Growth Magazine
  • The 'Slacker's Protection Act'? Combating FMLA Abuse in the Independent Restaurant
  • 2008
  • Worklaw® Network-Sponsored ACC Info-Pak: General Counsel's Summary of Employment Law in the 50 States
  • Asserting and Overcoming Non-Compete Agreements Across the States and in Canada
  • 2007
  • Legal Briefing
  • Take Steps to Prevent Teenage Harassment
  • 2007
  • Service First
  • Dramatic Reduction in Labor Costs Cause for Celebration?
  • 2007
  • Restaurant Startup and Growth Magazine
  • All Are Welcome Here, Preventing Customer Racial and Religious Discrimination Claims Against Your Startup
  • 2006
  • Legal Briefing
  • Employee's Deletion of Computer Files May Violate Hacker Law
  • 2006
  • The Flame, The Magazine of the National Franchisee Association
  • Teenage Sexual Harassment: Three Steps to Limiting Potential Liability
  • 2005
  • Legal Briefing
  • Employers Increasingly Targeted for Class Actions
  • 2005
  • HR Atlanta
  • Is Mandatory Arbitration of Employment-Related Claims Right for Your Company?
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • All Hands Legal Team Meeting
  • Advanced Legal Writing for In House Attorneys
  • 2021
  • All Hands Legal Team Meeting
  • Litigation for In House Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Lunch and Learn Series
  • Life of an Employment Discrimination Case
  • 2017
  • National Association Management Group Webcast
  • Keeping Your Confidential Information Confidential: A Step-By-Step Guide
  • 2014
  • Employment Learning Innovations Webcast
  • Your Evolving Workplace: The Impact of Social Media on Internal and External Stakeholders
  • 2014
  • Brookhaven Rotary Club
  • Defending Your Company's Online Reputation
  • 2014
  • Columbus Breakfast Briefing
  • Columbus's Top HR and Employment Law Professionals: Secrets of Their Success
  • 2013
  • Columbus Breakfast Briefing
  • How to Prevent Workplace Retaliation Claims
  • 2013
  • Columbus Breakfast Briefing
  • Tracking Employee Performance - Crossing the "T's" and Dotting the "I's"
  • 2012
  • Columbus Breakfast Briefing
  • Practical Guidance for Investigating Workplace Complaints
  • 2012
  • Elarbee Thompson Webinar Series
  • Georgia's Restrictive Covenant Act
  • 2011
  • Columbus Breakfast Briefing
  • Social Media and the Workplace
  • 2011
  • Columbus Breakfast Briefing
  • Responding to Recent Changes in Labor and Employment Law
  • 2010
  • Lockheed Martin Annual Paralegal Conference
  • Understanding the ADA Amendments Act
  • 2009
  • Restaurant Manager Conference
  • Preventing Employment Law Claims
  • 2007
  • Division Manager Meeting
  • Employment Law Issues Facing Restaurant Industry
  • 2005
  • Senior Manager Meeting
  • Preventing Unlawful Harassment
  • 2004
  • Division Manager Conference
  • Employment Law for the Hospitality Industry
  • 2004
  • Managing the 21st Century Workplace
  • Drafting Enforceable Restrictive Covenants and Protecting Trade Secrets
  • 2003
  • Breakfast Meeting Series
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • 2003
  • Semi-Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar
  • Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements: Should You???
  • 2001
  • Semi-Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar
  • Avoiding Problems with Theft, Drugs, and Guns in the Workplace
  • 1999
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Duluth Business Lawyer Richard Murray Escoffery
Richard Murray Escoffery
Business Attorney
Duluth, GA
Licensed for 27 years