Jay Bogan concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, with particular emphasis in civil RICO, business tort and class action cases. He has substantial experience representing clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts and coordinating the efforts of in-house and outside lawyers in significant multi-jurisdictional litigation. He has authored numerous articles on civil RICO and has tried and litigated cases through appeal that resulted in the creation of new law under both the federal and Georgia RICO statutes. Mr. Bogan is the leader of the firm's Technology Litigation team, which focuses on the litigation of trade secret and related claims, including claims for breach of nondisclosure agreements and other forms of restrictive covenants, as well as, more generally, the litigation of business tort claims between competitors.

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 2013 and 2014 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 2014 and the five years immediately preceding by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Bogan is recognized in the 2014 and the three years immediately preceding editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation. In 2012 and 2013, Mr. Bogan was recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Trade Secrets 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, Member and Former Chair of Section of Antitrust Law's Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee

American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

State Bar of Georgia, Member and Former Chair of Appellate Practice Section

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
  • 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
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • 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

Covad Communications v. BellSouth Corporation (antitrust litigation in Atlanta federal district court)
Served as lead in-house counsel representing BellSouth in this significant antitrust case, which raised issues under essential facilities doctrine more
Lawsuit against insurance broker and major insurance carriers for bid-rigging and other market misconduct
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation against our client’s insurance broker and several major insurance carriers, including AIG, Travelers, more
Class action for Internet retailer in California state and federal court
Represented Internet flower retailer in a class action advancing “e-commerce” consumer fraud claims under California’s unfair trade practices acts. more
Class action litigation for a financial and debt counseling company in Georgia state and federal district court
The firm served as lead counsel for an Arizona-based financial and debt counseling company in a putative class action seeking damages based on the more