George J. Barry III


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  • Brooklyn Law School, JD, cum laude, Managing Editor, Journal of Law and Policy, 2003
  • University of South Florida, BA, Mass Communications/Journalism, 2000
  • Georgia
  • New York
  • Florida
  • New Jersey

Master, Lamar (Emory University) Inn of Court

Member, Atlanta Bar Association

Member, Generic Pharmaceutical Association

George focuses on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. Currently, much of his practice is devoted to representing pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement lawsuits across the United States. He specializes in defense of Hatch-Waxman patent infringement claims. George also represents individual and corporate clients in litigation in a variety of areas, including environmental contamination, defamation, trademarks, telecommunications, securities, franchisor/franchisee relations, trade secrets, construction, director/officer liability, and debt collection.

Before joining McGuireWoods, George clerked for the Honorable Joel F. Dubina, now Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Honorable Vanzetta Penn McPherson, now retired U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Alabama. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as a lineman, driver and crew chief on crash/fire rescue teams for four years before attending college. His military service included deployment to Saudi Arabia during post-Operation Desert Storm missions.

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As the lead associate on a trial team, recently obtained a trial victory invalidating a U.S. patent covering an extended regimen oral contraceptive.

Representation of top U.S.-based generic drug manufacturer and top Indian developer of oral contraceptives in numerous patent infringement lawsuits brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Representation of multiple defendants accused of participating in an alleged scheme to defraud U.S.-based subsidiary of global film technology company in State trial and appellate court proceedings.

Representation of leading wastewater technology company in construction litigation concerning an Atlanta-area water treatment plant.

Representation of restaurant franchisor against former franchisee for claims alleging breach of franchise agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Representation of investor group in pursuit of securities fraud claims against Colorado investment company. Obtained favorable settlement without filing a lawsuit.

Representation of leading American automobile manufacturer in litigation against dealerships and finance customers.

Representation of leading telephone service provider in actions involving allegations of invasion of privacy and defamation.

Named to "Georgia Rising Stars," Business Litigation, Intellectual Property, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2013

Named to “Legal Elite,” Intellectual Property, GeorgiaTrend, 2012