ATLANTA – Barnes & Thornburg has added John M. Moye as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Moye is the eighth attorney to join the Atlanta office since the beginning of the year.
An experienced business litigator, Moye concentrates his practice in the areas of technology and software litigation, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, complex commercial litigation, and telecommunications law.
“We continue to execute on our strategic growth plans for our Atlanta office, even during these disruptive past few months,” said John T.L. Koenig, Atlanta office managing partner. “The COVID-19 pandemic is bound to spur more commercial litigation and contractual disputes, making John Moye’s insightful approach to his work an invaluable asset to clients affected by the crisis.”
Moye has served as lead counsel in numerous federal and state court proceedings throughout the United States, representing companies and manufacturers in a range of complex commercial disputes, intellectual property matters, trade secret and restrictive covenant cases, and software implementation disputes. He also has advised large telecommunications providers engaged in clashes over Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology provisions and class actions arising out of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
“We’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this pandemic’s ramifications in the technology space,” said Randy Brown, chair of Barnes & Thornburg’s Litigation Department. “New lawsuits involving trade secret theft, for example, have already started to crop up – and they’re right in John’s wheelhouse. His depth of experience in this arena and so many others will help clients manage disputes and other matters.”
Moye also champions numerous pro bono efforts and works closely with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. The Georgia Immigration and Asylum Network named him as the organization’s “Volunteer Attorney of the Year” for his work representing detained immigrants from Central America in federal asylum proceedings.
Moye’s legal experience runs even deeper, having served from 2008 to 2015 as an adjunct professor at the UNC School of Law. Earlier in his career, Moye worked as a reporter for Forbes Magazine, where he wrote about technology issues, startups and entrepreneurs.
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