Trade Secret Litigation & Dispute Counseling

Protect—in the marketplace and courtroom—your critical, confidential assets

Why Cooley
  • Strength in technology with our industry-leading IP practice and sophisticated employment practice to protect and defend trade secrets. Our integrated approach allows us to understand complex technologies and market pressures, provide bottom-line advice on non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and litigate cases with outstanding results across the country
  • Go-to firm for innovative companies, investors 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
  • Trusted advisor 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 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
  • Team includes the co-chair of the ABA Joint Task Force on Model Trade Secret Practice
 

Recognition

  • American Lawyer: Litigation Department of the Year Finalist (2021)
  • BTI Consulting: IP Litigation "Standouts" 
  • 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
Matthew Brigham Partner Palo Alto
Joseph Drayton Partner New York
Adam Gershenson Partner Boston
Jeffrey Karr Partner Palo Alto
Heidi Keefe Partner Palo Alto
Mark Lambert Partner Palo Alto
Phillip Morton Partner Washington, DC
Michael Rhodes Partner San Francisco
Michael Sheetz Partner Boston
Stephen Smith Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Liz Stameshkin Special Counsel Palo Alto
Gregory Tenhoff Partner Palo Alto
Emily Terrell Associate Washington, DC
Sam Whitt Associate Washington, DC
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