David L. Pardue

David L. Pardue

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney, LLP
 | 1180 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3000
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-566-4110
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1994
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

I am an experienced intellectual property and business litigator in state and federal courts who has handled business disputes in a wide range of areas involving numerous types of contracts and business torts.  My recent focus has been on trade secrets and noncompete claims, trademark litigation defense and insurance coverage related to intellectual property claims; handling employment investigations and defending employment cases.  Recent matters include:

Filing a lawsuit for a corporate client alleging brach of a noncompete and trade secrets misappropriation and settling for $1.43 million in cash and equivalents;

Filing a fraud and RICO claim for a Fortune 500 company and obtaining a $5 million consent judgment and collecting nearly $4 million, a record for that client;

Winning an arbitration in AAA over a dispute between members of an LLC in a "squeeze out" situation;

Defending and winning a bench trial against the Georgia Department of Labor;

Defending a nationwide wage and hour class action and reaching a successful resolution;


About David Pardue

Admitted: 1994, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.owengleaton.com/attorneys/david-l-pardue/

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected in Categories of Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation, SuperLawyers, Atlanta Magazine, 2008
  • Selected in Business Litigation Category, Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia Bar Intellectual Property Section, Chair, Trade Secrets Committee  , 2016
  • American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Section, Vice-Chair, Intellectual Property Committee, 2016
  • American Bar Association (Sections of Litigation and Intellectual Property (Trade Secrets and Trademark Litigation Committees), American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (Trade Secrets and Trademark Litigation Committees) Georgia Bar (Appellate, Trial, and Intellectual Property Sections), Atlanta Bar Association (Employment and Intellectual Property Sections)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Liver Foundation:  Chairman of the Board, Southeast Division, 2007

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Trade Secrets Plaintiff - Settlement $1.43 million in cash and equivalents on behalf of client in a case involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation, computer fraud and abuse, and breach of noncompete, 2015

Educational Background:

  • B.A. History, Tulane University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa with Departmental Honors in History, Sidney Beyer Prize for Excellence in American History, 1989
Office Location for David L. Pardue

1180 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 3000
Atlanta, GA 30309


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Last Updated: 2/23/2018

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