Jay Bogan concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, with particular emphasis in class action, business tort, and civil RICO cases. He is the leader of the Kilpatrick Townsend Class Action Team and the Editor of the KT Class Action Blog. He has substantial experience representing clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts and arbitration tribunals, as well as coordinating the efforts of in-house and outside lawyers in significant multi-jurisdictional litigation. He is also the past Chair of the firm's Technology and Trade Secret Litigation Team, the past Chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Appellate Practice Section, and the past Chair of the Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee (American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law).

Mr. Bogan was named to Georgia Trend's "Legal Elite" in 2008 for Business Law and again in 2012 for Technology Law. He is listed in the 2009 and 2010 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Appellate and General Commercial Litigation and again in the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions for General Commercial Litigation. Mr. Bogan is listed as #1 in the 2011 and 2012 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for General Commercial Litigation. He has been recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the areas of General Litigation and Class Action/Mass Torts in 2009 and for Business Litigation in 2017 and the eight years immediately preceding by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Bogan is recognized in the 2017 and the six years immediately preceding editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation. Mr. Bogan was recommended in 2016 and the four years immediately preceding by Legal 500 US in the area of Trade Secret Litigation. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Former Chair of Section of Antitrust Law's Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee

State Bar of Georgia, Former Chair of Appellate Practice Section

State Bar of Georgia, Former Chair of Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute

American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1989)
  • University of Virginia, B.A., English (1985)
    high distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1989)

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Superior Court of Fulton County

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
t +1 404.815.6467
f +1 404.541.3133

James F. Bogan III

Experience Highlights

Restrictive covenant litigation for EyeWonder in New York federal court and in arbitration

The firm served as lead counsel for EyeWonder, Inc. in the Southern District of New York to enforce restrictive covenants when its former head of more

In re Guantánamo Bay Detainee Litigation

The firm represented three foreign nationals who were detained by the United States government at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. On behalf more

BellSouth Corp. v. Forsee (trade secret/restrictive covenant litigation before Georgia trial and appellate courts and in arbitration)
The firm served as lead counsel for BellSouth in a highly-publicized dispute involving Sprint’s hiring of the second highest-ranking corporate more
Jury trial of civil RICO claims in Georgia state court
Successfully represented two individuals and obtained a significant jury verdict on civil RICO, fraud and libel claims. The jury trial lasted four more