Gary R. Kessler
• Employment Related Litigation
• Executive Compensation
• Non-competition / Non-solicitation Agreements
• Protection of Trade Secrets/ Confidential Information
• Severance Negotiation and Agreements
• Whistle Blower Claims
- J.D., 1976, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, with honors
- B.S., 1972, University of Alabama
Gary has litigated more than 100 lawsuits concerning executive employment agreement breaches, unfair competition, trade secrets, employment discrimination, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and related tort claims. He also has an active practice focusing on an employer’s response to the defection of highly-compensated executives. This includes claims of unfair competition, employee raiding, duty-of-loyalty claims and protection of confidential business data. During his more than 30-year career, Gary has represented a broad variety of clients, including Senior Executives and Employers in finance, banking, technology, textiles, hospitals, temporary employee leasing services, manufacturing, insurance, advertising and retail.
After law school, Gary completed a Federal Court Clerkship with the Honorable Virgil T. Pittman with the United States District Court in Mobile, Alabama. Since 2011, Gary has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment section of the State Bar of Georgia. When he is not writing a brief or arguing a case, Gary is riding his road bike through the mountains, running a marathon, or enjoying the beach.