John A. Zaloom - Moore & Van Allen PLLC

John A. Zaloom

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 919-286-8182

John Zaloom brings substantial experience to his employment and litigation clients. Primarily focused on employment law, John advises clients on matters such as restrictive covenants, trade secrets issues, discrimination claims, Fair Labor Standards Act violations, and wage and hour matters. He also assists clients with day-to-day employment issues, including employment contracts, employee policies and handbooks, Family and Medical Leave Act, accommodating disabilities, and termination and severance.

Restrictive Covenants

John has drafted, enforced, disputed, and provided counsel on numerous non-compete and non-solicitation covenants. Due to his experience in this area, John can quickly analyze restrictive covenants and advise on their effects and likely enforceability. John advises clients on all sides of the issue, including those looking to:

  • Prevent unfair competition and solicitation of their employees
  • Protect their trade secrets and confidential information
  • Hire employees with pre-existing non-compete agreements
  • Understand their rights and avoid litigation
  • Defend against litigation related to restrictive covenants

Commercial Litigation

In addition to his employment practice, John is a commercial litigator. Admitted to practice in North Carolina, New York, and numerous federal courts, John has handled a variety of disputes, from general business matters to First Amendment issues.

John prides himself on being the kind of attorney who clients feel comfortable putting on speed dial, trusting him to always put their needs first. John doesn’t simply advise on what the law says—instead he develops legal solutions aimed at helping clients meet their practical business objectives.

Prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, John worked at two large firms in New York City, working on several high-profile international cases. John also studied international business law at the University of London, graduating with merit.

John’s primary areas of practice include:

  • Employment matters
  • Employment contracts
  • Termination and severance
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation covenants
  • Trade secrets
  • Independent contractor versus employee status
  • Wage and hour and Fair Labor Standards Act issues
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • WARN Act
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Retaliation
  • Age, race, sex, religion, national origin, and disability discrimination
  • Contract disputes
  • Fraud claims
  • General commercial litigation


  • Graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law where he received the Robert S. Strauss Endowed Presidential Scholarship and served on the staff of the Texas Environmental Law Journal
  • Graduated with merit from the University of London with an LL.M. in international business law
  • Has been active in pro bono representations on behalf of indigent individuals
  • Co-authored an Aspatore book entitled "Understanding Fair Labor Standards Act Violations," January 2010
  • 2010 Graduate of Leadership Raleigh 25
  • Currently serving as the 2013 Chair of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Executive Leadership Council (Raleigh-Durham Region)

Texas A&M UniversityBA 1991University of Texas Law SchoolJ.D. 1994University of LondonLL.M 1995

Office Location

3015 Carrington Mill Boulevard, Suite 400
Research Triangle Park, NC 27560-6802
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Labor and Employment