PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Steve has over twenty years of experience representing businesses and their owners in complex litigation matters. He began his professional career as Law Clerk to Chancellor William T. Allen of the Delaware Court of Chancery, which is the premier business litigation court in America.
In 1991, Steve became an associate at the Wilmington, Delaware office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, where his practice focused on corporate and shareholder litigation involving large public companies.
Steve moved to Georgia in 1994. He was Special Counsel at Holland & Knight, LLP and at Friend, Hudak & Harris, LLP. Since moving to Georgia, Steve has broadened his practice to include litigation and counseling regarding a variety of complex business matters, with a particular emphasis on trademark, trade secret and copyright litigation. Other areas of expertise include litigation and counseling regarding computer and technology contracts, e-commerce and Internet law.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Overview to the E-Discovery Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Verdict, the Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Spring 2007;
  • The New E Discovery Rules, presented to the Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section Meeting, Atlanta Bar Association (January 19, 2007) and to the Technology Law Section of the Georgia State Bar (December 6, 2006);
  • Personal Jurisdiction in Georgia Over Claims Arising From Business Conducted Over the Internet, Georgia State Bar Journal (June 2006);
  • Eleven Ways to Avoid Legal Liability, presentation to the Sandy Springs Business Association (March 8, 2006);
  • Update on Georgia Law Regarding Personal Jurisdiction, Georgia Journal of Technology Law (Winter 2005);
  • Proving Infringement of Software Copyrights, Georgia State Bar Technology Law Section Newsletter (Summer 2004);
  • Spoliation of Electronic Documents, Georgia State Bar Technology Law Section Newsletter (Winter 2003).

Steven W. Hardy

ATTORNEY

CONTACT

Phone: 404.991.7301
Email Steven

PRACTICE AREAS

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 
  • TECHNOLOGY LAW 
  • BUSINESS LAW

EDUCATION

  • J.D., BOALT HALL SCHOOL OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY
  • ASSOCIATE EDITOR, CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW
  • B.A., BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, MAGNA CUM LAUDE

BAR ADMISSIONS

  •  GEORGIA
  •  DELAWARE
  •  U.S. COURTS OF APPEALS FOR 11TH AND FEDERAL CIRCUITS
  •  U.S. DISTRICT COURTS FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE, AND NORTHERN & MIDDLE DISTRICTS OF GEORGIA

CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  •  STATE BARS OF GEORGIA & DELAWARE
  •  LAWYERS CLUB OF ATLANTA
  •  ATLANTA BAR ASSOCIATION