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L. Joseph Loveland

L. Joseph Loveland, Jr., Esq.

Case Manager
Jessica de Leon
T: 404-566-2154
F: 404-588-0905
1201 W. Peachtree St., NW, #2650, Atlanta, GA 30309


L. Joseph Loveland, Jr. joins JAMS as a full-time neutral with decades of experience as a trial and appellate litigator. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he served as lead trial and appellate counsel on complex contract disputes, business torts and financial litigation throughout the United States. His business cases have involved accountant liability, financial fraud and fraudulent conveyance, product distribution agreements, antitrust, securities fraud, intellectual property, health care, false claims and related governmental investigations and other matters.

Mr. Loveland is recognized for his ability to evaluate the critical facts of his disputes to move them toward resolution. He was recently selected as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for Bet-the-Company Litigation in the Atlanta area. His extensive litigation experience is the critical foundation to his success in bringing both sides together for resolution.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Over 40 years of civil litigation experience in complex business commercial and financial matters
  • Substantive experience handling trial and appellate matters in multiple jurisdictions throughout the United States
  • Participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations as an advocate
  • Successfully mediated major antitrust case in 2017

Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel for international tobacco company in litigation in state court in California and bankruptcy court in Delaware involving claims for more than $1 billion for alleged fraudulent conveyance, illegal dividends and alter ego arising out of inter-corporate transfers; resolved through multiple mediations
  • Substantial experience in accountant liability cases in state and federal courts, including claims asserting violations of GAAP and GAAS and claims involving tax advisory services; several claims resolved through mediation and others tried or resolved on motions for summary judgment  
  • Lead counsel in case involving major Indian automobile manufacturer in actions filed in federal and state courts by over 100 prospective dealers from 30 states alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment and violation of federal and state dealer protection statutes; resolved through multiple mediations
  • Lead counsel for major financial institutions in action filed by payment service company in federal court asserting claims of breach of contract and tortious interference with contractual relationships arising out of the merger of two financial institutions; resolved in mediation
  • Lead counsel for major health care provider in dispute in federal court in Texas alleging claims of breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets with regard to software; resolved through mediation
  • Lead counsel for Fortune 500 company in litigation filed in both federal and state courts by more than 50 independent vendors challenging the right of the company and an affiliate to distribute certain products directly to certain major accounts; settlement reached through extensive negotiations
  • Lead counsel for real estate limited partnerships in litigation in the Court of Chancery in Delaware involving the interpretation of buy/sell provisions in joint venture agreements regarding major retail shopping malls throughout the United States
  • Lead counsel for major oil and gas company in issues of breach of contract by former senior corporate officer involving expiration of stock options; resolved in federal court
  • Lead counsel for Fortune 500 company against whistleblower allegations of financial and accounting improprieties filed by a former employee in litigation in both state and federal courts, including coordination the company’s response to investigations into these activities by the Department of Justice and the SEC
  • Coordinating counsel for health care group and its subsidiaries in responding to the investigation of the company by the United States Department of Justice and other state and federal agencies into claims of criminal misconduct in health plan and in negotiation of settlement of federal and state False Claims Act claims
  • Lead counsel for major oil and gas company in a three-month toxic tort jury trial in Texas, defending against claims of personal injury and property damages arising from a pipeline rupture and subsequent fire; obtained a defense verdict on all claims
  • Lead counsel for a Fortune 500 company in a two-week jury trial in federal court asserting claims against the company’s international apparel licensee for trademark infringement, breach of contract and breach of a loan agreement, as well as counterclaims for breach of contract and fraud
  • Lead counsel for health care group in arbitration against a pharmaceutical company involving indemnification for Nevada propofol litigation
  • Lead counsel for dental care provider in state court involving post-closing demands on an escrow fund created upon the purchase of a business
  • Resolved multiple disputes involving an Italian banking institution in a number of suits in state and federal courts arising out of $2 billion of unauthorized loans by the bank’s Atlanta branch to the government of Iraq
  • Lead counsel of health care association and one of its hospitals in a three-week trial in federal court on claims of breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets involving computerized hospital information systems
  • Lead counsel for a group of United States and Netherlands Antilles corporations in two separate jury trials and appeals against corporate alter ego and fraudulent conveyance claims brought by a German construction company arising out of commercial transactions in Iran
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2005–present
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2017–2018; Board member 2008–present
  • Executive Committee of the Board of the Southern Center for Human Rights, 2015–present
  • Lumpkin Inn of Court, 2004–present
  • Named in America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA, 2017
  • Listed among Nation’s Top Business Litigators, Corporate Counsel Magazine, 2017
  • Who’s Who Legal, Benchmark Cases, 2015–2017
  • Founding Board Member and Past Chair, Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, 2006–2016
  • Lawyer of the Year in Intellectual Property in Atlanta, Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation in the Atlanta area, Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2019

Bar Admissions

  •  Georgia
  • Texas
  • Partner, King & Spalding; 1983–2017
  • Associate, King & Spalding, 1976–1983
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1976
  • B.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1973



Practice Areas

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking
  • Business & Commercial
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • Securities
  • Special Master/Discovery Referee



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