Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Mokotoff

Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Mokotoff


Recognized since 2010

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Jeff Mokotoff has a broad employment law practice and routinely counsels clients on a myriad of employment issues, drafts and reviews employment agreements, conducts management training, and litigates employment cases in state and federal court. He has extensive experience in representing clients concerning cases involving non-compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, employment/business torts, and wage and hour litigation.

Jeff is the co-editor of the "Wage & Hour - Fair Labor Standards Act" chapter of Ford & Harrison's annual Sourcebook and the editor of Ford & Harrison's Noncompete News newsletter. During law school, Jeff was the Executive Notes and Comments Editor of the Emory International Law Review. After graduating from Emory Law, Jeff practiced law in Boston before joining Ford & Harrison in 1996.

Recent Experience

  • Currently serving as lead counsel in a wage/hour class action with thousands in purported class.
  • Served as lead counsel in defense verdict win at trial defending against race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.
  • Served as lead co-counsel in five year multi-million dollar trade secret litigation where the firm obtained a directed verdict in favor of the defendant on all damage claims. That ruling resulted in the settlement of the case on favorable terms.

    Recent Publications

    • "Georgia Supreme Court Reverses Injunction on Unenforceable Noncompete, but Upholds Injunction Based on Trade Secret Protection," Ford & Harrison's Noncompete News, November 2009
    • "Non-solicit Related to Former Customers Found Unenforceable," Ford & Harrison's Noncompete News, August 2009
    • "Georgia Courts Apply Strict Scrutiny to Restrictive Covenants in Franchise Agreements," Ford & Harrison's Noncompete News, January 2009

      Honors and Awards

      • The Best Lawyers in America – Labor and Employment Law
      • Georgia Trend's 2009 "Legal Elite"
      • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Contact & Links


  • 271 Seventeenth Street, NW, Suite 1900
    Atlanta, GA 30363

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

47 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

16 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Antitrust
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • COVID-19
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Litigation
  • Management
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition

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