Barber focuses his practice on commercial litigation issues including breach of contract, intellectual property, antitrust, trade secrets, and cybersecurity issues, as well as a variety of other types of commercial and environmental litigation. Barber’s practice includes matters with complex e-discovery issues, including handling issues relating to identification, preservation and collection of electronically stored information, managing the review and production of large volumes of documents, as well as analyzing large productions by opposing and third parties.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2006
  • Tennessee, 2006
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • District of Columbia

Civic Involvement

  • Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Symphony Gala
    • Corporate Sponsors Co-Chair, 2019-2020
  • Stewpot’s Taste of Mississippi
    • Committee Chairman, 2017-2020
    • Restaurant Liaison, 2013-2016
  • Stewpot’s Red Beans & Rice
    • Committee Chairman, 2013-2016

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 2014-2017
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2017-2019
    • Mid-South Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2013-2016
  • Mississippi Business Journal
    • Top 50 Under 40, 2015

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., summa cum laude, 2006
    • Phi Delta Phi
  • Vanderbilt University, B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1999

Experience

  • Currently represents a third party administrator in resolving bad faith claims relating to claims handling in property and workers’ compensation claims.  
  • Currently represents an insurance company in a trade secrets theft matter.
  • Currently represents several clients in assisting with document preservation and collection issues.
  • Currently represents clients in responding to cybersecurity breaches. 
  • Currently represents company in legacy environmental liability litigation, including identification, collection and review of legacy documents to identify documents for production. 
  • Represented a large construction equipment supplier in a data breach and trade secrets case pending in federal courts in two different states.
  • Assisted client in emergency response to preserve and collect electronically stored information, including cell phone data of over fifty company employees.
  • Represented Regional and National companies in disputes relating to breach of contract, intellectual property, antitrust, and employment issues, as well as a variety of other types of commercial litigation.
  • Extensive experience in high volume e-discovery matters, including the collection, processing, and review of tens of thousands of electronic documents as well as the design and execution of complex searches to identify potentially responsive documents.
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, “E-Discovery Vendors 101: What Every Lawyer Should Know,” University of Mississippi E-Discovery CLE: Recent Developments & Trends, October 2015.
  • Speaker, “Paralegals and the Use of Technology in Litigation,” Mississippi Paralegal Association Membership Meeting, January 2015.