Jeff Mokotoff has a broad employment law practice including drafting and litigating executive, arbitration and non-compete agreements, as well as litigating collective and class actions in state and federal courts.

Before rejoining FordHarrison in 2017, after a 16-year career with the firm from 1996-2012, Jeff held the position of Chief Administrative Officer and Counsel for Turner Enterprises, Inc. (TEI), Ted Turner's private company that oversees all of Mr. Turner's business interests. In 2015, Jeff founded and developed Ted Turner Expeditions, a hospitality company that affords the public an opportunity to visit and explore over 1,000,000 acres of Mr. Turner's 2,000,000 + acres of land. While at TEI, Jeff also served as employment counsel for Ted's Montana Grill, a restaurant chain owned by Mr. Turner.

Jeff serves as the managing partner for the firm's Atlanta office. He is also Co-Chair of FordHarrison’s Non-Compete, Trade Secrets and Business Litigation practice group, and established the firm’s Non-Compete News newsletter. Jeff has extensive experience in representing clients concerning cases involving non-compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, employment/business torts, and wage and hour litigation.

Jeff also Chairs FordHarrison’s relationship as the sole US member of the global employment law firm alliance, Ius Laboris.  Ius Laboris is the leading international employment law practice combining the world’s foremost employment, labor and pension law firms with nearly 1400 legal practitioners in over 50 countries. 

During law school, Jeff was the Executive Notes and Comments Editor of the Emory International Law Review.

Representative Experience
  • Served as lead counsel in several multi-state wage/hour class and collective actions.
  • Served as lead counsel in defense verdict win at trial defending against race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.
  • Served as lead co-counsel in five year multi-million dollar trade secret litigation where, after a two-week trial, the firm obtained a directed verdict in favor of the defendant on all damage claims.
  • Served as lead co-counsel in a million-plus dollar verdict rendered against majority shareholder in shareholder dispute.
Honors & Awards
  • The Legal 500 United States, Recommended attorney in Labor & Employment - Labor and Employment Disputes (2020, 2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Employment Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • "Georgia Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics magazine
  • Georgia Trend's "Legal Elite"
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
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