Michael P. Elkon: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Michael P. Elkon

Of Counsel
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-5849

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Practice Areas

  • Trade Secrets Protection
  • Non-Competition and Trade Secrets Agreements
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • Breach of Employment Contract
  • Employment Contracts
  • Dealership
  • Employee Defection and Trade Secrets
 
University University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, B.A., with High Distinction, 1997
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA, J.D., 2000
 
Admitted2000, Georgia; 2008, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals
 
Biography

Michael Elkon is Of Counsel in the Atlanta office. He represents management in all areas of employment law in state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal agencies.

Michael specializes in matters concerning employee defection and recruitment, including litigating injunction and damages actions relating to covenants not to compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions, unfair competition, employee raiding, trade secrets, the duty of loyalty, the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, and state computer protection statutes.

Michael has litigated dozens of employee defection and recruitment matters in numerous state and federal courts. In addition to litigating, Michael drafts restrictive covenants for numerous different types of agreements and counsels clients on protecting their confidential information and customer relationships, as well as recruiting talent.

Michael was selected for inclusion inGeorgia Super Lawyers - Rising Starsevery year since 2010. He also worked with the Georgia Legislature and appeared before its Judiciary Committee regarding the new Georgia non-compete statute (HB 173) in the 2009 Legislative Session.

News/Media

Assault And Battery: An Emerging Trend in Employer/Employee Litigation
May 30, 2014

Best Practices For 'Bring Your Own Device' Policies
April 25, 2014

The Threat Within: Profiecting Your Dental Practice From Unfair Competition By Former Employees: Part II
April 10, 2013

What Are Your Ex-Employees Taking with Them?
March 13, 2013

A Social Media Status Update: A Gray Area of Solicitation- Part 2
March 5, 2013

Customer Lists By Another Name Social Media and Trade Secrets - Part 1
March 4, 2013

The Threat Within: Protecting Your Dental Practice From Unfair Competition By Former Employees: Part I
February 13, 2013

You're Going Where? Protecting Key Information from Departing Employees
December 19, 2012

Best Practices for Restrictive Covenant Agreements When Employees Leave

Non-Compete Agreements: What Are They? Who Should Sign Them? Why Would You Use Them?
Hotel Business Review
February 9, 2014

Bridging the Value Gap
Modern Distribution Management
August 10, 2013

Non-Disclosure of Confidential Information Provisions: An Ounce of Prevention,Corporate Compliance Insights
December 19, 2012

Get There First With the Most: The Importance of Venue In Non-Compete Disputes,LexisNexis In-House Advisory
August 29, 2012

Why Don't Non-Compete Agreements Seem to Apply to Football Coaches?- TLNT.com
January 16, 2012

Georgia Gets Competitive -Georgia Bar Journal
December 2009

Georgia's New Non-Compete Statute and Its Potential Effect on Technology Companies -Georgia Journal of Technology Law
June 5, 2009

Quotes and Soundbites

Best Practices for Restrictive Covenant Agreements When Employees Leave
December 3, 2013

Data Security Risks Grow
August 10, 2013

5 Tips For Employers To Protect Their Trade Secrets
February 26, 2013

Newsletter Articles

Blurring The Line Between Yours And Mine: Best Practices For Bring Your Own Device Policies
June 1, 2014

Protect Your Key Information - And Your Key Relationships
August 1, 2013

Social Media And Trade Secrets
July 1, 2013

Workplace Bullying: Will You Know It When You See It?
May 1, 2013

Presentations

Cobb Chamber of Commerce HR Academy - Atlanta, GA
November 13, 2013

Employee Defection: Guidance for Limiting the Competitive Damage Both Before & After It Happens
Webinar
April 17, 2014

Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants
Presentation at Georgia Tech
January, 2014

Protecting Your Confidential Information, Key Relationships and Talent
Discover Staffing Webinar
February 19, 2014

Protecting Your Confidential Information, Key Relationships and Talent
Cobb County HR Academy
November 13, 2013

Protecting Your Confidential Information, Key Relationships and Talent
Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce HR Academy
November 7, 2013

How to Keep Your Employees Informed and Calm In the Event of a Crisis
Emergency Management
Bootcamp Webinar
November 5, 2013

Non-compete agreements
Experience Pros Radio Show
August 29, 2013

E-Data: How To Protect Your Organization's Most Precious Electronic Information
June 13, 2013

Protecting Your Key Information and Relationships Atlanta Employers Commission
May 15, 2013

Using Executive Agreements To Protect Your Key Information And Relationships
May 14, 2013

One Day, Many Solutions - Employment Law Coast-to-Coast
E-Verify and I-9 Requirements and Georgia's Non-Compete Statute
March 2013

How to Keep Your Employees Informed and Calm In the Event of a Crisis
Emergency Management Bootcamp
Webinar
April 18, 2013

Workplace Bullying: the Legal Perspective - Atlanta Employers Committee
January 16, 2013

Protecting Your Confidential Information, Key Relationships & Talent - Clayton County Employers Commission
December 18, 2012

Employment & Trade Secret Issues Arising Out Of Social Media - Midtown SHRM
November 14, 2012

Protecting Your Confidential Information, Key Relationships & Talent -Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce
November 9, 2012

How to Keep Your Employees Informed And Calm In The Event of a Crisis - BLR Webinar
November 6, 2012

Best Practices For Employing Reasonable Means To Protect Trade Secrets -Georgia State University Corporate IP Institute
October 25, 2012

Protecting Your Confidential Information, Key Relationships & Talent - Cobb County Chamber of Commerce
September 27, 2012

5 Things Employers Can Do To Reduce Exposure To Unemployment Liability - Polk/Haralson County Employers Commission
June 26, 2012

Not An Exact Science: How To Draft & Litigate Under Georgia's New Non-Compete Regime - Cobb County CLE
March 9, 2012

How To for Georgia's New Restrictive Covenant Law - Cobb County Bar Association
March 8, 2012

This One Goes To 11: Differences Between Georgia's Old & New Non-Compete Regime - Firm Webinar
October 11, 2011

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Firm Webinar
January 2010

Georgia Non-Compete Law: Where We Are And Where We Are Going - Association of Corporate Counsel
April 14, 2009

Protecting Your Confidential Information - Firm Breakfast Briefing
May 16, 2007

Immigration Workplace Compliance In The Construction World - Firm Breakfast Briefing
October 18, 2006

Protecting Your Confidential Information And Customer Relationships -The Resource Institute
April 25, 2006

 
Reported CasesReported Cases; Hanson Staple Co. v. Ol Mexican Foods, Inc., 285 Ga. 288 (2009); Taher v. Motorola, Inc., 2007 WL 2088940 (W.D.N.Y. Jul. 19, 2007); Marshall v. Blue Cross Blue Shield Ass'n, 2006 WL 2661039 (N.D. Ill. Sept, 13, 2006); Becerra v. EarthLink, Inc., 421 F. Supp. 2d 1335 (D. Kan. 2006); Newman-Waters v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee, Inc., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27394 (E.D. Tenn. May 27, 2005); Triguero v. ABN AMRO Bank N.V., 273 Ga. App. 92 (2005); Smith v. J. Smith Lanier & Co., 352 F.3d 1342 (11th Cir. 2003)
 
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Blurring The Line Between Yours And Mine: Best Practices For Bring Your Own Device Policies
Michael P. Elkon, June 19, 2014
Let’s face it: bring-your-own-device (BYOD) situations are here to stay. With the ubiquity of employees having and using smartphones and tablets - devices that have more capacity and processing power than desktop computers from not so long ago - it was inevitable that employees would...

Protect Your Key Information - And Your Key Relationships
Michael P. Elkon, August 2, 2013
Decades ago, it was reasonable to imagine that one could work for the same company from the start of one’s career to the end. Think about the world portrayed in Mad Men. Don Draper has mostly worked with the same fictional co-workers - Roger Sterling, Pete Campbell, Joan Harris, Bert...
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Michael P. Elkon

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309




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