Trade Secret Litigation & Dispute Counseling

Uniquely positioned to protect and defend the intangible assets critical to the business operations of industry-disrupting companies

Why Cooley
  • Leverage our strength in technology with our industry-leading IP practice and highly sophisticated employment practice to protect and defend trade secrets – from understanding the complex technologies at play to advising on noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements to litigating claims
  • Go-to firm for innovative companies and entrepreneurs looking to protect disruptive technologies and ideas crucial to business operations
  • Deep experience in state and federal courts, allowing us to address a broad range of claims brought under the new federal Defend Trade Secrets Act as well as state statutes
  • Extensive thought leadership and published articles foreshadowing the passage of the DTSA and describing the Act's real-world implications for companies
  • Intuitive understanding of the business issues that frequently drive trade secret disputes, as well as the nuances behind them

Recognition

  • American Lawyer: IP Litigation Department of the Year Finalist (2015)
  • The Recorder: IP Litigation Department of the Year (2015)
  • Financial Times - Innovative Lawyers: Standout, Dispute Resolution
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse
  • Chambers USA: IP Litigation; Employment & Labor
  • Legal 500 US: IP Litigation; Employment & Labor 

Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

Access Cooley's resource center for all of the latest updates around the DTSA.

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Capitalizing on lean staffing, Cooley has set itself apart with a recent trio of high-stakes trial victories. – The American Lawyer

Litigation Powerhouse

Law360 praises Cooley for its first-class litigation work and dominant victories.

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Team
Heidi Keefe Partner, Palo Alto
Mark Lambert Partner, Palo Alto
Michael Rhodes Partner, San Francisco
Michael Sheetz Partner, Boston
Tony Stiegler Partner, San Diego
Gregory Tenhoff Partner, Palo Alto
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