Alex Fardon provides smart, effective advocacy before judges and juries in complex, high-stakes disputes concerning contracts, intellectual property, corporate governance, real property, business torts, and employment.
Alex served as lead counsel: for the owner of a revolutionary technology in its $177 million breach-of-license-agreement case against North America’s largest distributor of wire and cable; for a publicly-traded entity in federal and state litigation over corporate governance issues related to the sale of 20 nursing homes in 5 states; for a privately-held entity defending a $20 million copyright infringement case in federal court in New York; for an entrepreneur accused by his former employer of “stealing” its method of manufacturing the food product “liquid smoke.” When discovery disputes threatened to stall a 22-party, $150 million lawsuit over losses resulting from the Nashville flood of 2010, the trial judge, at the request of the parties, appointed Alex as Special Master, and he quickly resolved those disputes.
Alex has been named in Best Lawyers in America (Commercial, Bet-the-Company, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate Litigation; 2014-15 and 2018 Nashville Real Estate Litigation Lawyer of the Year); Benchmark Litigation (“Tennessee Litigation Star”); Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (“exceptional analytical skills . . . a truly brilliant trial attorney”): Mid-South Super Lawyers; and the Nashville Business Journal (“Best of the Bar” 2011, 2014, and 2015).
Alex is a winner of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Justice Joseph W. Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing. Alex graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar finalist, and from Yale Law School.
After law school, Alex served as a judicial clerk to United States District Judge Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr. An accomplished classical guitarist, Alex performs for hospital patients as a volunteer for Musicians on Call.
Yale University, J.D., 1988
American Bar Association