Joseph G. Talbot
Joseph Talbot is a shareholder of Perkins Thompson and a member of the firm’s litigation and employment practice groups. Joe’s litigation practice focuses mostly on construction, employment and commercial disputes, although he has experience handling cases of all types. As a litigator, Joe regularly appears in both state and federal court on behalf of his clients. Joe provides his clients with practical, common-sense advice coupled with aggressive advocacy, all in an effort to efficiently resolve their disputes. In 2017, Joe was once again selected as a New England Rising Star by Super Lawyers in construction litigation.
Beyond his litigation practice, Joe also regularly advises clients on wide variety of employment matters, including wage and hour laws, termination and discrimination issues, privacy issues, and general policy questions. Joe has also published articles with Mainebiz on employment law issues.
Lastly, Joe also regularly advises clients on data security and privacy issues. Joe enjoys staying engaged with the emerging and evolving intersection of technology and law.
Away from the office, Joe resides in Windham, Maine with his wife and two daughters. Joe is a member of the Windham Youth Soccer Association Board of Directors as well as a USSF certified licensed coach for Windham’s Travel Soccer Program.
University of Maine School of Law
J.D., summa cum laude | 2011
University of Southern Maine
B.A., magna cum laude | 1999
Bar / Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court, District of Maine | 2011
- Maine | 2011
- Massachusetts | 2011
- “No Lien” Clauses: Are They Enforceable?
- Client Bulletin the New FLSA Regulations: What They Mean and How to Comply, June 2016
- FTC Investigations: What To Expect When The FTC Comes Calling
- Wyndham’s Shot Across the Bow: A Challenge to the FTC’s Authority to Enforce Data Security Standards
- Cyber Liability Insurance Policies
- Should You Be Paying Your Interns? The Employee vs. Intern Distinction.
- Who Owns Your Company’s Social Media Accounts?
- eBay Fumbles Breach Notification
- LinkedIn Privacy Claim Survives a Motion to Dismiss
- The Employee Handbook: Don’t Overlook This Important Tool
- Managing Employer Risks in a BYOD Environment: Creating a Sound BYOD Policy
- Facebook “Bug” Leads to Inadvertent Disclosure of Six Million Users’ Contact Information
- Data Security Breaches: Not Just a Threat to Big Business Anymore
- Data Security Starts With the Simple Stuff
- A Survey of New England Breach Notification Laws
- Why Your Organization Needs a Data Incident Response Plan: The Growing Need for a Planned Response.
- Once More unto the Breach: Courts Give Consumers More Rights for Cyber-Data Security Breaches
- Why Contractors Need a Written Contract: Maine’s Home Construction Contract Act
- Contractor Payment Obligations: “Pay-When-Paid” vs. “Pay-If-Paid”
- How to Preserve and Enforce a Mechanic’s Lien
- Maine’s Prompt Payment Act: Hidden Traps for the Unwary
Publications / Seminars
- Co-Author with Ms. Harmon, “Create a sound bring-your-own-device policy“, MaineBiz (2014)
- Co-Author of the firm’s Data Security Blog
- Co-Author with Dawn Harmon, “Make Sure Your Policy on Employee Background Checks is Sound“, MaineBiz (2013)
- Co-Author with David McConnell, “Ten Tips to Protect Your Company From Cyber-Security Breach Liability”, MaineBiz (2012)
- Maine State Bar Association
- Maine Trial Lawyers Association
- Cumberland Bar Association
Service / Achievements
- Following graduation Joe Talbot received the Alumni Association Award presented annually to a graduating law student who is determined by the faculty to be an outstanding member of the graduating class.
- In 2016, Joe was selected as a New England Rising Star by Super Lawyers in construction litigation and employment litigation.
When he is away from the office, Joe enjoys coaching his daughters’ youth soccer teams, running, skiing, snowboarding and hanging out with his family.