Trade Secrets

We realize a client’s trade secrets are often its most valuable assets. We are dedicated to protecting your company’s confidential information. Whether your need is for aggressive representation in court or proactive documentation at the negotiating table, we can assist you.

Our lawyers have broad experience in all facets of trade secrets law. We handle enforcement of trade secret rights as part of restrictive covenants that bind former employers, and also advise new employers who have hired individuals bound by such covenants. We regularly seek injunctive relief to enforce employers’ rights and frequently litigate contractual disputes relating to alleged breaches of confidentiality and trade secret restrictions.

Equally important is the proactive counsel we provide as we assist your company in adopting trade secret protection programs. We also understand how to monitor and enforce compliance of such programs when key managers or knowledgeable employees leave the company.

A trade secrets lawsuit often arises with no notice and requires immediate and round-the-clock work. In such high pressure situations, our lawyers excel at pursuing available remedies before you suffer irreparable harm from the misuse or unauthorized disclosure of stolen secrets. Similarly, we are experienced in proactively defending unfounded claims of misappropriation that can jeopardize your business.

At Friday, Eldredge & Clark, you will receive experienced help from a team of litigators that includes senior lawyers who have been recognized by both Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America and have been selected for the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Our team has represented companies in hundreds of jury trials, and that experience is what clients need in this high-stakes area of the law.