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

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  • 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

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

The American Lawyer