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Joseph B. Alonso

Joseph B. Alonso, a member of Gregory Doyle’s Executive Committee and Litigation Practice Group, has a national practice litigating disputes over intellectual property, employee raiding, trade secrets and non-compete agreements in courts and arbitration.

Experienced in technology, he regularly handles cases involving computer forensics and electronic theft claims. He also routinely represents financial advisors and financial services firms.

Notable Client Highlights

Mr. Alonso has won multiple, multi-million dollar awards for clients. Notable publicly available arbitration awards include:

    • Obtained a multi-million dollar award for client: Lance R. Beck v. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, LLC, FINRA Case No. 08-02482.
    • 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 resolved 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.
    • Obtained a defense verdict for client: Marilyn Banks v. Morgan Stanley DW, Inc., 2005 NASD Arb. LEXIS 2270, Case No. 04-06440.
    • Obtained 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.
    • Obtained 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.

Professional & Community Involvement

    • Past Member, Judicial Procedure and Administration Committee, State Bar of Georgia
    • Participant, Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy, State Bar of Georgia
    • Past president, North Fulton Bar Association
    • Participant, Leadership North Fulton


    • Past Member, Board of Directors, Child Development Association

Joseph B. Alonso



    • Litigation


    • Arbitration


    • Intellectual Property





    • J.D., Tulane Law School


    B.A., Emory University