1. Joshua Iacuone

    Mr. Iacuone represents a variety of clients in employment, personal injury, and business litigation cases — on both sides of the docket. His employment practice includes working with clients on all types of employment discrimination cases, as well as non-compete and executive compensation disputes.

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Mr. Iacuone has tailored his practice to specialize in helping executives, financial advisors, and employees in their compensation, discrimination, whistleblowing/retaliation, and business divorce disputes.

Texas Monthly selected Mr. Iacuone as one of the top 100 lawyers in the state of Texas under 40 years old in 2017, and selected Mr. Iacuone as a “Super Lawyer” for every year he’s been eligible.

Mr. Iacuone represents a variety of clients in employment, personal injury, and business litigation cases — on both sides of the docket. His employment practice includes working with clients on all types of employment discrimination cases, as well as non-compete and executive compensation disputes.

Mr. Iacuone also handles trade secret matters, and has obtained and defeated temporary restraining orders and injunctive relief concerning departing employees.

Mr. Iacuone’s business litigation experience ranges from handling contractual disputes for clients in a number of industries, including online dating services and a preeminent lighting manufacturer, as well as handling cases involving various business torts.

Prior to joining Rogge Dunn Group PC, Mr. Iacuone honed his litigation skills from all angles: clerking for a federal judge, handling an active docket for the law firm of Figari & Davenport LLP, and working as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company.

Following law school, Mr. Iacuone clerked for the Honorable Richard A. Schell in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Mr. Iacuone’s judicial clerkship experience provides him with a keen understanding of how courts work and substantial procedural know-how. Following his clerkship, Mr. Iacuone joined one of the preeminent litigation boutiques in Dallas, Texas, where he successfully first-chaired trials and handled significant lawsuits in federal and state appeals courts. Later, to further pursue his love of flying, Mr. Iacuone joined a Fortune 500 Airline’s legal team as a senior litigation and regulatory counsel. That experience taught him first-hand the real world” business concerns (costs and efficiency) and results-oriented focus of most clients.

Representation & Results

Legal advisor for corporate emergency “Go Team”

Led company’s mission to protect intellectual property, proprietary information, and customer data from data-scrapers (and any other unauthorized use)

Interfaced with governmental entities regarding criminal issues, including warrants and subpoenas, as well as regulatory issues and corporate compliance

Counseled and advised clients regarding privacy and libel issues for employee’s online content, including Facebook and Twitter postings/forums

As lead counsel, settled (for 100% of demand) a complicated compensation dispute on behalf of a departing hedge fund manager

Drafted and negotiated multiple executive compensation agreements

Briefed and argued a complicated jurisdictional issue before the Dallas Court of Appeals

Obtained multiple temporary restraining orders against clients’ former employees in Harris County District Court and Dallas County District Court

As first chair, successfully defeated a special appearance by a New Zealand corporation following a two-day proceeding in Dallas County Court

As first chair, achieved a complete defense verdict in Harris County Court on a matter of first impression regarding electronic health records and durable medical equipment

As first chair, achieved a complete defense verdict for his insurance client in Montgomery County Court

Secured $1.04 million dollar Dallas County jury verdict on behalf of the registered nurse in novel employment bullying, retaliation, and wrongful discharge case.  When Doctors threatened bankruptcy, obtained settlement of $440,000 (Client’s net $152,000)

  • B.B.A.: Texas Tech University, cum laude, 1999

 

  • Juris Doctor: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude, 2002

 

  • SMU Law Review, 2000-2002

 

  • Journal of Air Law & Commerce, 2000-2002

 

  • Jackson Walker First-Year Moot Court Champion

 

  • SMU Air Law Symposium, 2000-2002

 

  • Finalist for the John Howie Best Casenote Award “Wellons v. Northwest Airlines, Inc.; Defining ‘Service’ Under the Airline Deregulation Act, Why the Majority of Circuits Are Wrong,” 66 J. AIR L & COM. 861 (2001)
  • Labor & Employment Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Honored in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as a Texas “Rising Star”  (a Thomson Reuters service), and as a 2017 “Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas ‘Rising Stars’” (a Thomson Reuters service), as published in Texas Monthly magazine

 

  • Honored as a Texas “Super Lawyer,” a Thomson Reuters service, published in Texas Monthly, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • State of Texas

 

  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • The Importance of Well-drafted Job Descriptions in Failure to Hire/Promote Litigation, Sponsored by Lorman Seminars, 2006

 

  • Employment Laws Made Simple, NBI Seminars, February 1, 2012

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