Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Larry Kunin

Larry H. Kunin

Partner
Phone: 404.504.7798
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Larry Kunin is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice and serves as Chair of the firm's Technology and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.  Mr. Kunin concentrates in commercial, business, technology and intellectual property litigation and consultation, including issues related to contract disputes, software performance, technology implementation, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights, data security and breach issues. He is also available to serve as a special master or mediator in disputes involving business law, technology or e-discovery.

During his career, Mr. Kunin has litigated disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Kunin’s clients have ranged from large publicly traded technology companies, including Microsoft and McKesson Corporation, to startup companies and individuals. Using his background in the computer field, Mr. Kunin is able to understand and investigate complex technology issues and present such issues to a court, arbitration panel or other dispute resolution forum.

Prior to joining Morris, Manning & Martin in March 2000, Mr. Kunin practiced corporate litigation in Miami, Florida and is a member of the Georgia and Florida Bars. Mr. Kunin gained computer and technology experience while employed as a computer programmer and analyst for The Miami Herald from 1986-92.

Representative Experience

  • Advised several clients on data breach prevention and response.
  • Evolution, Inc. v. SunTrust Banks, et al (D. Kan.). Represented SunTrust Bank in a copyright, trade secret and breach of contract lawsuit. Obtained summary disposition of copyright and trade secret claims, and then obtained a jury verdict in favor of SunTrust on plaintiff’s claim and SunTrust’s counterclaim.
  • Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Cooperative (“SSEMC”) v. Cayenta Canada Corp. (N.D. Ga). Represented SSEMC in software development and implementation dispute.
  • FTI Partners v. Goldleaf Enterprise Payments (S.D.N.Y.).  Represented Goldleaf in post-closing M&A dispute with investment banker and obtained full defense verdict at trial.
  • Represent McKesson Corporation in numerous litigation matters on copyright, software license, and commercial contract matters.
  • Represented CES International in disputes related to its utility outage management software and in a post-closing M&A dispute following its acquisition.
  • Represented software developer and licensor in software performance arbitration, which was resolved on confidential terms.
  • Represented insurance company in defense of post-closing indemnification. Obtained full defense award from three person arbitration panel.

Accolades

  • Former Chair, Computer & Technology Law Committee, The Florida Bar
  • Intellectual Property Committee, The Florida Bar
  • Executive Board Member, Business Law Section, The Florida Bar
  • Past Chair, Technology Section Litigation Committee, State Bar of Georgia
  • Immediate Past President of the Out of State Division of the Florida Bar
  • Founding Member of Georgia Bar eDiscovery Section
  • Appointed to Florida Bar Special Committee on Law Office Technology/Management
  • Adjunct Professor, Intellectual Property Litigation, Emory University College of Law