Joseph B. Alonso
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Joseph B. Alonso

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Joseph B. Alonso
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Joseph B. Alonso, a member of GDCR’s Executive Committee and Head of the Restrictive Covenant Group.

Practice
Education
J.D., Tulane University Law School
B.A., Emory University
Admissions
Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Child Development Academy (2019) (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Child Development Academy, Downhome Derby Fundraising Committee (2019) (Member)
  • Child Development Academy, Downhome Derby Fundraising Committee (2018) (Member)
  • Judicial Procedure and Administration Committee, State Bar of Georgia (2009-2010) (Member)
  • North Fulton Bar Association (2009) (Past President)
  • Child Development Association (2009-2010) (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy, State Bar of Georgia (2008) (Graduate)
  • Gala Host (2008)
  • Leadership North Fulton (2007) (Graduate)
  • Law Day Committee and orchestrate Law Day for North Fulton Schools (2008, 2007); (Chair)
  • Fulton County Schools (2004, 2005, 2007); (Volunteer speaker )
  • Citizenship Drive Committee (2009, 2008, 2007); (Chair)
  • New Attorney Swearing In (2008, 2005); (Speaker)
  • Broker Transition Securities Conference (2005-2009) (Speaker)
  • Cobb Heart Ball (2006); (Co-Chairs on the Patron’s Committee)
  • Child Development Association (2007, 2008, 2009); (Committee for Pegasus Ball)
  • Johns Creek Municipal Court Committee (Chairperson of City )
Practice
Education
J.D., Tulane University Law School
B.A., Emory University
Admissions
Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals

Practicing for nearly 20 years, Mr. Alonso has a national practice litigating disputes over intellectual property, employee raiding, trade secrets and non-compete agreements in courts and arbitration and handles regulatory matters at the federal and state level.

Experienced in technology, he regularly handles cases involving computer forensics and electronic theft claims. He also frequently represents financial advisors and financial services firms. He has experience in serving the financial services, architecture, entertainment, and closely-held family-held businesses industries.

Practice
Education
J.D., Tulane University Law School
B.A., Emory University
Admissions
Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Mr. Alonso has won multiple, multi-million-dollar awards for clients. Some of Mr. Alonso’s recent notable arbitration awards include:
  • Obtaining a favorable result for a client: Stephen James Heil v. LPL Financial, et. al., FINRA Case No. 13-02673.
  • Obtaining a favorable result for a client: Timothy Bastian v. Manarin Securities Corporation, AAA No. 01-14-0001-4647.
  • Successfully obtaining a multi-million dollar award for client: Lance R. Beck v. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, LLC, FINRA Case No. 08-02482.
  • Obtaining a favorable result for a client: RBC Dain Rauscher v. Stephens, Inc., et al. FINRA Case No. 04-015322.
  • Non-competes found unenforceable under Georgia law: Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. David W. Mulford, 2007 NASD Arb. LEXIS 1089, Case No. 06-03794.
  • Successfully resolving a dispute in clients’ favor and obtaining a U-5 expungement: Scott Macolino and Roger Shaffer v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 2005 NASD Arb. LEXIS 2661, Case No. 04-03671.
  • Obtaining a defense verdict for client: Marilyn Banks v. Morgan Stanley DW, Inc., 2005 NASD Arb. LEXIS 2270, Case No. 04-06440.
  • Obtaining a defense verdict for client: Thomas D. Johannson, Ann Tipton Johannson v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 2005 NASD Arb. LEXIS 1561, Case No. 03-03414.
  • Salomon Smith Barney, Inc. v. Gary B. Meyers, 2004 NASD Arb. LEXIS 1701, Case No. 02-04113.
  • Claudia Sitar v. Morgan Stanley DW, Inc., 2004 NASD Arb. LEXIS 1041, Case No. 02-03438.
  • Obtaining verdict for client: Daniel J. Higgins v. Fahnestock & Co., f/k/a Josephthal & Co., Inc., 2003 NASD Arb. LEXIS 2158, Case No. 02-06856.
  • Obtaining a favorable result for a client: J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC v. Morgan Stanley, et al., FINRA Case No. 11-03379.
  • Obtained a favorable result for a client: John Wassenaar v. CF Global Trading, LLC, FINRA Case No. 11-03222.
Practice
Education
J.D., Tulane University Law School
B.A., Emory University
Admissions
Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals