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John represents businesses in all types of commercial litigation, and also in various types of transactions involving information technology, intellectual property and privacy and data security. He leads the firm’s Information Management Team. John's 20 years of litigation experience runs the gamut in subject matter, from eminent domain, to vintage race cars, to death penalty habeas corpus, but he has particular expertise in cases involving computer hardware and software development projects, government procurement, protection of trade secrets and proprietary business information, the Internet and e-commerce, privacy and data security, cloud computing, trademark and copyright infringement, restrictive covenants and breach of fiduciary duty. As lead counsel, he has tried numerous cases to jury verdict, as well as bench trials, arbitrations and other evidentiary hearings in state and federal courts. His transactional practice consists of a mix of complex technology transactions, including sourcing deals, hosted services arrangements, cloud computing, technology licensing, systems procurement and project implementation. He also regularly advises clients on corporate policy matters and regulatory compliance issues involving the Internet, e-commerce, cloud computing, privacy & data security, social media and records management. John is recognized as one of America’s leading lawyers by Best Lawyers in America.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Privacy: 20%
  3. Internet: 15%
  4. Intellectual Property: 15%



Hourly ($575/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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1170 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2350
Atlanta, GA, 30309


1170 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2350
Atlanta, GA, 30309



SCGood Standing199208/03/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199208/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward White, Inc.2009
Super LawyersGeorgia Super Lawyers2008
Georgia's Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2008
Super LawyersN/A2007
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend magazine2007
Super LawyersN/A2006
Georgia's Legal EliteN/A2006
Super LawyersN/A2005
Georgia's Legal EliteN/A2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTroutman Sanders LLP2004 - Present
PartnerMcKenna Long & Aldridge2002 - 2004
AssociateLong Alridge & Norman1993 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionCo-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Committee2008 - 2011
State Bar of Georgia, Technology Law SectionChair2007 - 2008
State Bar of Georgia, Technology Law SectionOfficer2005 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of South Carolina, ColumbiaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988