Kevin B. Getzendanner

Partner

Fax: 404.873.8621
Atlanta
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

Biography

Kevin is a partner in the Litigation & Disputes Resolution practice.

Kevin focuses his practice on complex litigation matters in state and federal courts involving substantive legal issues like antitrust, business torts, trademark, trade secrets, unfair competition, securities fraud, corporate governance, real estate and partnership law. He has successfully defended corporations in class action lawsuits in state and federal courts. He has particular experience litigating emergency matters, having successfully obtained or opposed temporary and preliminary injunctions. Kevin is experienced in the use of alternative dispute mechanisms including mediation, arbitration and mini-trials.

Experience

  • International arbitration counsel for Chinese-owned business entities in complex international ownership, intellectual property and unfair competition dispute. Prepared for hearing under expedited scheduling procedure, and conducted week-long arbitration hearing under JAMS Arbitration Rules and Procedures, including preparation of direct and cross-examination of Chinese-language witnesses and principals.

  • Represented pharmacy health information provider in successfully defeating emergency TRO proceedings brought by competitor in federal court for alleged trade secret misappropriation, which result was followed by prompt dismissal of all claims in suit.

  • Represented multidisciplinary Chinese design firm in US-based litigation involving alleged breach of fiduciary duty by a principal equity owner.

  • Represented Chinese manufacturer in arbitration proceedings before the ICDR and parallel state court litigation in US involving termination of its exclusive North American distributor and recovery of intellectual property. Obtained injunction in arbitration restraining former distributor’s further use of trademarks.

  • Represented German medical products manufacturer in US litigation against joint venture partner for recovery of funds and breach of joint venture agreement in connection with venture for the development of a blood testing device.

  • Represented US-based research and development subsidiary of well-known Japanese manufacturer in US litigation against senior executive and engineers for misappropriation of trade secrets related to fiber-optic telecommunications technology.

  • Represented US operating subsidiaries of Japanese manufacturer of mobile telephone handsets in multiple US class action litigations alleging that mobile phones cause brain cancer.

  • Represented Chinese manufacturer of personal computer components in US litigation with its exclusive North American distributor over control of manufacturer’s trademarks and US distribution rights.

  • Represented Taiwanese manufacturer of industrial gauages and valves in defense of US antitrust litigation.

  • Represented Austrian manufacturer in US litigation against a senior executive seeking relief for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract associated with US division’s research and development facility.

  • Represented Japanese designer and manufacturer of equipment used in the manufacture of clear plastic food wrap in defense of US product liability litigation.

  • Represented US sales subsidiary of well-known Japanese office automation manufacturer in various litigation matters in US.

Credentials

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, Juris Doctor
    • Member, National Moot Court Team
    • First Place Award, Brief Writing, National Moot Court Competition
  • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts - Economics
    • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • State of Georgia 1979
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 1981
  • Georgia Court of Appeals 1980
  • Supreme Court of Georgia 1980
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia 1980
  • Superior Courts of Georgia
    • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
    • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Lamar Inn of Court, Executive Committee

Recognition

  • Georgia Super Lawyers (Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation), 2004-20
  • Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation Law), 2010-20
  • American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, Top Rated Lawyers in Technology Law, 2013

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