Alex Khoury

K. Alex Khoury

Partner
  • (404) 962-3575
  • (205) 226-3408
Download Resume akhoury@balch.com
Education
  • Mercer University School of Law
    J.D., 2003, cum laude, Brainerd Currie Society, Senior Managing Editor, Mercer Law Review
  • Georgia College & State University
    B.S., 1994
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, 2003
  • Alabama, 2019
About Alex
Q&A
  • What type of matters do your work on most often?

    Most often I work on complex litigation involving large quantities of electronic data, but my cases run the gamut, from class actions to single plaintiff employment cases. I get involved in any case in which electronic data plays a pivotal role.

  • What do you see on the horizon of your area of practice?

    Going forward, I see e-discovery becoming an even more integral part of litigation. The biggest challenge facing law firms is changing the mindset regarding e-discovery—it isn’t something you can choose not to do anymore. It is a part of litigation that must be managed competently, efficiently, and securely to enhance the value of our services to our clients.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?
  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

Select Matters

  • E-Discovery counsel for one of Georgia’s co-equal branches of government, handling all phases of electronic discovery for litigated matters large and small, including high-profile redistricting class actions
  • Created the strategy for and supervised the implementation of e-Discovery for the State of Mississippi in multiple complex litigation matters arising from Hurricane Katrina 
  • Created the strategy for and supervised the implementation of e-Discovery for a large government contractor involved in class action litigation involving military housing
  • Conducted internal investigation for a large regulated entity involving environmental issues
  • Managed subpoena responses, from litigation hold to document production, in response to subpoenas from the DOJ and the OIG
  • Created the strategy for and supervised the implementation of e-Discovery for the State of Mississippi in complex litigation arising from the Deep Water Horizon oil spill
  • Planned and managed all aspects of e-Discovery in defense of multiple class action cases against a large regional bank
  • Created the strategy for and supervised the implementation of e-discovery for multiple litigated matters for a large Alabama university
  • Planned and managed all aspects of e-Discovery in trade secret litigation between large video software companies
  • Planned and implemented an e-Discovery response plan for a Florida-based construction company involved in a deadly construction accident at a prominent hotel in New Orleans, LA
  • Developed information governance/document retention programs for manufacturing companies, banks, an electric membership corporation, and a consolidated asset management services company
  • Audited litigation hold process for Fortune 500 corporation
  • Consulted with a large Alabama university on establishing litigation hold protocols
     

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        Credentials

        Education
        • Mercer University School of Law, J.D., 2003, cum laude, Brainerd Currie Society, Senior Managing Editor, Mercer Law Review
        • Georgia College & State University, B.S., 1994
        Courts
        • Supreme Court of Georgia
        • Georgia Court of Appeals
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
        • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
        Bar Admissions
        • Georgia, 2003
        • Alabama, 2019
        Professional Affiliations
        • Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG 1)
        • Sedona Conference Working Group on Data Security and Privacy LIability (WG 11)
        • Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists
        • State Bar of Georgia, Business Litigation Section, E-Discovery and the Use of Technology Section
        • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
        • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
        Awards & Accolades
        • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009 - 2011
        Community Involvement
        • United States Tennis Association, Georgia, General Counsel
        • Georgia Barbecue Association, Board Member Emeritus