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Gail Podolsky chairs the Technology Industry Group and represents clients at all stages of their growth. She concentrates her practice on the commercialization of intellectual property with particular emphasis on trademarks, copyrights, patents, and anti-counterfeiting. She also has significant experience in fintech, insurtech, esports and electronic gaming, defamation,entertainment and business litigation.

Gail has extensive experience in state and federal court, before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and through alternative dispute resolution procedures like mediation and UDRP proceedings. Gail also handles transactional intellectual property matters, which include drafting and negotiating various types of agreements, drafting terms of use and privacy policies for websites, conducting intellectual property audits, and preparing, filing, and prosecuting trademark and copyright applications. She frequently counsels businesses and individuals in brand management, brand enforcement, domain name, promotional, and advertising issues, and protecting, procuring, and enhancing intellectual property as a commercial asset.

Gail was selected by the Daily Business Review as a “Most Effective Lawyer” and named to the 2020 Georgia Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine.


  • Obtained temporary restraining orders, seizure orders, and asset freezes for various companies and executed counterfeit raids throughout the country.
  • Obtained $7.8 million in sanctions for civil contempt for violation of a permanent injunction.
  • Obtained judgment of more than $3.8 million for breach of contract and securities fraud against a famous football player and his company.
  • Obtained summary judgment for trademark infringement, false advertising, violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and related causes of action for a major telecommunications company.
  • Advised and counseled recording artists regarding transactions and various legal and business issues within the entertainment industry.
  • Prepare terms of use and privacy policies for numerous companies in various industries, including, restaurant franchisors, food distributors, and financial planning firms.

Representative Cases

  • Ga. State Conference of the Nat'l Ass'n for the Advancement of Colored People v. DeKalb Cnty. Bd. of Registration & Elections, 484 F. Supp. 3d 1308 (N.D. Ga. 2020).
  • Xfinity Mobile v. AS Trading Corp., No. 9:20-mc-80722, 2020 WL 5215097 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 1, 2020).
  • Xfinity Mobile v. Devin Tech, Inc., No. 1:19-cv-03294, 2019 WL 9831670 (N.D. Ga. Aug. 20, 2019).
  • Global Widget, LLC v. A.R.T. Wholesale LLC, No. 1:19-cv-02136, 2019 WL 3244489 (N.D. Ga. July 18, 2019).
  • Bell v. Johnson Publ’g Co., No. 7:16-cv-00016, 2018 WL 357888 (M.D. Ga. Jan. 10, 2018).
  • Eakin v. Rosen, No. 7:15-cv-00224, 2017 WL 5709564 (M.D. Ga. Nov. 27, 2017).
  • Sprint Sols. Inc. v. Tijerina Grp. LLC, No. 4:16-cv-01200, 2016 WL 4542036 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 31, 2016).
  • Sprint Sols., Inc. v. Fils-Amie, 44 F. Supp. 3d 1224 (S.D. Fla. 2014).
  • Sprint Nextel Corp. v. Ace Wholesale, Inc., No. 1:14–mc–00247, 2014 WL 4308355 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 26, 2014).
  • Sprint Nextel Corp. v. Simple Cell, Inc., 31 F. Supp. 3d 710 (D. Md. 2014).
  • T-Mobile USA, Inc. v. AU Elecs., Inc., No. 1:12-cv-10046, 2014 WL 258495 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 23, 2014).
  • Sprint Nextel Corp. v. AU Elecs., Inc., No. 1:12-cv-09095, 2014 WL 258808 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 23, 2014).
  • TracFone Wireless, Inc. v. GCA Elecs., LLC, 950 F. Supp. 2d 1326 (N.D. Ga. 2013).
  • T-Mobile USA, Inc. v. Terry, 862 F. Supp. 2d 1121 (W.D. Wa. 2012).
  • CBT Flint Partners, LLC v. Return Path, Inc., 870 F. Supp. 2d 1369 (N.D. Ga. 2007).
  • TracFone Wireless, Inc. v. Zip Wireless Prods., Inc., 716 F. Supp. 2d 1275 (N.D. Ga. 2010).
  • Dickson Indus., Inc. v. Patent Enforcement Team, L.L.C., 333 F. App'x 514 (Fed. Cir. 2009).
  • TracFone Wireless, Inc. v. Access Telecom, Inc., 642 F. Supp. 2d 1354 (S.D. Fla. 2009).
  • Rabbit Tanaka Corp. USA v. Paradies Shops, Inc., 598 F. Supp. 2d 836 (N.D. Ill. 2009).
  • CBT Flint Partners, LLC v. Return Path, Inc., 566 F. Supp. 2d 1363 (N.D. Ga. 2007).
  • Unique Sports Prods., Inc. v. Wilson Sporting Goods Co., 512 F. Supp. 2d 1318 (N.D. Ga. 2007).



  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mediator, General Civil Mediation, Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution
  • "Stand-Out Lawyers," Thomson Reuters (2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Communications Law, Privacy and Data Security Law (2021–2024)
  • Intellectual Property Community Service Award, Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (2020)​
  • Georgia Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine (2009–2011, 2015–2020)
  • Volunteer Leadership Award, ACLU of Georgia (2019)
  • Most Effective Lawyers Award, Daily Business Review (2016)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • International Trademark Association
    • North America Subcommittee, Parallel Imports Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Trademark Litigation Committee, Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Chair, Anti-Counterfeiting Committee
    • Vice Chair, Trademark Relations With the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Committee
    • Legislation Committee
  • American Civil Liberties Union
    • President, Georgia Chapter (2012–2018)
    • National Board Representative (2018–present)
  • Anti-Defamation League
    • Glass Leadership Institute
  • State Bar of Georgia

Speaking Engagements

  • “Ask a Lawyer (Almost) Anything: Legal Issues Facing the Esports & Gaming Industry,” DreamHack (November 2019)
  • “Forum on Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies,” U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (June 2019)
  • Guest on LAN Party Lawyers Podcast, “Covering Your Digital Assets: Intellectual Property Rights and Gaming” (June 2019)
  • Guest on NPR’s “On Second Thought” (January and February 2016)
  • “World IP Day Celebration,” Emory University School of Law (April 2015)
  • “Understanding and Implementing the Likelihood of Confusion Standard,” The Knowledge Group (July 2012)
  • “Content, Clearance and Intellectual Property,” Atlanta Film Festival (April 2011).
  • “Identifying, Managing, and Evaluating Intellectual Property Assets,” American Institute of CPAs International Business Conference (June 2011).



  • Emory University School of Law (J.D., 2004)
    • Managing Editor, Bankruptcy Law Journal
  • Emory University (B.B.A., 2001)

Bar Admissions

Industry Specialization Certifications

Court Admissions


  • Associate, Greenberg Traurig, Atlanta, GA