Trade Secret Litigation and Dispute Counseling

Protecting your critical, confidential assets in the marketplace and the courtroom

Why Cooley

150+ trade secret matters handled since 2019

Strength in technology and life sciences with our industry-leading intellectual property practice and sophisticated employment practice to protect and defend trade secrets

Integrated approach allows us to understand complex technologies and market pressures, provide bottom-line advice on noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, and litigate cases with outstanding outcomes across the US

Unmatched track record delivering results in trade secret cases in trial courts, arbitrations and appeals

Broad experience with the most sophisticated scenarios, including near-acquisitions, partnerships, spinoffs and license agreements giving rise to disputes over IP ownership

Go-to firm for innovative companies, investors, and entrepreneurs looking to protect disruptive technologies and ideas crucial to business operations

Trusted counselors to businesses seeking to audit and strengthen their existing protections – from employment agreements to electronic storage of confidential information

Extensive thought leadership and published articles providing insights on the US Defend Trade Secrets Act’s real-world implications for companies

Intuitive understanding of the business – and emotional – issues that frequently drive trade secret disputes

Team includes the co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Joint Task Force on Model Trade Secret Practice

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Complex litigation is their bread and butter, especially when it comes to strategic thinking and long-range litigation planning.

Chambers USA (2023)


  • Listed among BTI Intimidating Opponents for 2024
  • Chambers USA: Intellectual Property – Nationwide
  • The Legal 500 US: Patents – Litigation (Full Coverage)
  • The Legal 500 US: Patents: Prosecution (Including Re-Examination and Post-Grant Proceedings)
  • The Legal 500 US: Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-contentious Matters)

Cooley is a global firm with a true focus on emerging technologies. The attorneys are exceptional and have great coordination across groups and offices.

Chambers USA (2023)