Jonathan Sparks

Attorney at Law Founder

jsparks@sparkslawpractice.com

Jonathan Sparks is the Founder of Sparks Law. He works as an in-house counsel for small to medium sized businesses. His bi-monthly blog deals specifically with legal issues that Georgia businesses face.

Before forming Sparks Law, Jonathan worked at the United States Department of Justice, the United States Senate Office, the Attorney General’s office for the District of Columbia, and as an attorney at King & Spalding here in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where he excelled at Corporate and Business law, Torts, Litigation, and Securities law.

Legal Practice Areas:

Business and Corporate, Business formation, Trademark, Copyright, and Internet law

Experience:

SPARKS LAW Atlanta, GA
Founder

  • Negotiated and Drafted Buy/Sell Agreements for Various Client-Businesses
  • Created Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation, and Confidentiality Agreements for Business Client to Comply with Georgia Law Revisions
  • Negotiated a Commercial Lease for Medium-Sized Business Client
  • Created Non-Disclosure Agreements for Client-businesses dealing with International Companies
  • Negotiated Settlement in Business Ownership Dispute
  • Created Limited Liability Companies and Operating Agreements for various Businesses
  • Reviewed and Advised Client regarding Franchise Agreements
  • Created Customer Contract for Medium-Sized Property Supervision Business
  • Drafted Partnership Papers and Advised Client on Intellectual Property Issues for Small Startup Business
  • Created Security Agreements between Angel Investor and Investment Company

KING & SPALDING, LLP Atlanta, GA

  • As Project Manager, Oversaw Attorney Document Review Team for e-Discovery in Tort Litigation
  • Co-Authored Legal Memorandum and Co-Presented PowerPoint Presentation to over 50 Firm Attorneys regarding Defensible Search Techniques for Document Review in Large e-Discovery Matters
  • Conducted Substantive Legal Research on Cost Shifting under 28 U.S.C. § 1920(4)
  • Co-Authored Comprehensive Legal Memorandum Given to Clients Regarding Circumstances that Trigger the Duty to Preserve Documents for Litigation
  • Prepared Client Interview Questions for Internal Investigation Matter
  • Researched and edited article submitted by Senior Counsel to Sedona Conference regarding state analogues to Federal Rules of Evidence
  • Reviewed Documents for Responsiveness, Confidentiality, and Privilege in Mass Tort Litigation Cases and Internal Corporate Reviews

HANDBOOK OF FINANCIAL DATA AND RISK INFORMATION Washington, DC
Co-Author

  • Co-Authored a Chapter in the Handbook to be Published by Cambridge University Press concerning Regulatory Agencies and Requirements in the Commercial Banking Industry
  • Collaborated with Industry Experts, Assisting with Edits and Substantive Research

UNITED STATES DEPT. OF JUSTICE: COMMERCIAL LITIGATION DIVISION Washington, DC
Intern for the National Courts Section

  • Drafted Motions to Dismiss for Government Contracts, Veterans Affairs, and Takings Cases
  • Authored Legal Analysis Templates Concerning National Security Law for use by DOJ Staff Attorneys
  • Aided Attorneys and Attended Hearings at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Washington, DC
Intern for Office of General Counsel at Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

  • Drafted Motions for the District of Columbia’s Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Wrote Memorandums for General Counsel Regarding the Application of DC Law to Local Businesses
  • Regularly Attended and Helped Prepare Cases for Administrative Hearings
  • Assisted in Settlement Negotiations with Citizens and Local Businesses

UNITED STATES SENATE Washington, DC
Senator Tom Udall: Legislative Counsel Intern

  • Authored Original Draft of “The Constitutional Option: Reforming the Rules of the Senate to Restore Accountability and Reduce Gridlock” Published in the 2011 Harvard Law and Policy Review
  • Wrote Legal Memoranda on the Constitutionality of Collecting DNA Samples from Arrestees
  • Examined Tax Legislation to Broaden Cell Phone Coverage in Rural Areas
  • Identified Issues with Potential Lawsuit to Amend Filibuster Rules
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