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Defended national civic action group against trademark infringement claim, successfully thwarting injunctive efforts upon opponent’s failure to demonstrate a likelihood of consumer confusion or a compelling reason to curtail civic action group’s political speech in favor of opponent’s service mark.

Represented law firm in electronic data breach matter, assisting with investigation and providing advice on data breach notification requirements and response to breach, and successfully defended law firm against complaints to the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel related to the data breach.

Successfully defended a district judge against charges brought by the Louisiana Judiciary Commission’s Office of Special Counsel, culminating in a finding of no judicial misconduct by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Represents a number of South Louisiana nursing homes in connection with medical malpractice claims.  Obtained judgment in favor of nursing home in one such matter after a bench trial, upon which all of plaintiffs’ claims were dismissed.  Argued the appeal of a judgment against nursing home in another such matter before the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, obtaining favorable judgment reversing medical malpractice liability findings of the trial court and significantly reducing damages award for remaining claim.

Represented major national university in lawsuit seeking to recover for breach of patent licensing agreement by a French pharmaceutical company.

Represented national electrical contractor franchisor in trade name litigation against local company.

Represented national non-profit service organization in trade name dispute with competitor.

Defense of retaliatory discharge claims, harassment claims, and other claims of unfair employment practices asserted against employers in federal and state court actions.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

Mr. Almon is on the Board of Directors of the Younger Lawyers Division of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  He is a member of the GNO, Inc. NextGen Council and the Louisiana State Bar Association.  Mr. Almon is also a graduate of the 2016 New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute.  Prior to joining Stone Pigman, he served as a law clerk to Justice Catherine D. Kimball at the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Mr. Almon has been recognized as a Rising Star by Louisiana Super Lawyers in 2013-2015.  He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbard.

News & Events

Presentations

"Protecting Your Business in the Digital Age:  Data Security Law and the Need for a Comprehensive Data Security and Management Plan," Data Security Compliance and Response & Internal Investigations CLE program for the Association of Corporate Counsel Louisiana Chapter, July 2015.

"A 'Duty to Google?'  Professionalism and Electronic Evidence," Pro Bono Project's Volunteer Appreciation Awards and CLE, December 2014.

"Effective Advocacy:  LA Rules of Evidence in the Digital World," Louisiana Justice Community Conference, October 2014.

Publications

Co-Author, "Expanding Trademark Law Toward a 'Merchandizing Right' - The University of Alabama Goes After the 'Houndstooth Mafia,'" Louisiana Sports Association Newsletter, January 2014.

Case Note, "Cadillac-sized Legal Fees" and "Chevrolet-type Results":  Settlement Scrutiny in In re Electronic Data Systems Corp. "ERISA" Litigation, 80 Tul. L. Rev. 2007 (2006).

Practice areas

Bar Admissions

  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Louisiana Federal and State Courts

Education

Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007

  • Senior Notes and Comments Editor, Tulane Law Review
  • Senior Fellow in the Tulane Legal Analysis Program

University of Tulsa, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, 2002

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