Trade Secrets Watch is a blog on all things trade secrets. It’s run by trade secret attorneys at the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
Orrick’s trade secret lawyers are based in thirteen offices across the United States, Asia, and Europe, and practice in six different practice groups.
Our blog offers the latest trade secret news and analysis from the United States and across the globe. We cover recent cases and proposed legislation, verdicts and settlements, practice tips, upcoming events, and other interesting trade secret tidbits.
Trade Secrets Watch has established itself as one of the leading trade secret blogs since it launched in May 2013, with over 75,000 views of its blog posts in its first six months of operation. It has received attention from the media and many others in the industry, including:
- A profile on Page 1 of California’s leading legal daily The Recorder;
- Reprints and discussion of our blog posts in media such as Bloomberg, Corporate Counsel, Law360, and The IP Litigator;
- Journalists contacting our blog authors for quotes on trade secret issues, including in publications such as Bloomberg, Law360, and The Recorder.
Thank you to all our readers for making Trade Secrets Watch a success!
Michael D. Weil
Mike Weil is a partner in Orrick’s Employment Group, and is based in the San Francisco office. He represents companies on a variety of matters, including trade secrets misappropriation, restrictive covenants, employee mobility issues, business torts, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) whistleblower claims, wage-and-hour class actions, wrongful termination and discrimination.
Mike is a contributing author and editor of the ABA’s treatise on Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey.
He graduated from UCLA School of Law, where he was an editor of the UCLA Law Review. He earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA in Physiological Science.
James H. McQuade
Jim McQuade is a partner in Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation Group, and is based in the New York office. He represents employers on a broad range of employment matters and has extensive experience handling matters involving misappropriation of trade secrets and the enforcement of non-competition/non-solicitation agreements.
Jim is a contributing author and editor of the ABA’s treatise on Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey.
He graduated from New York Law School, where he served as Articles Editor for the New York Law School Law Review. He earned his undergraduate degree at Hobart College in Economics.
Daniel J. Corbett
Dan Corbett is an associate in Orrick’s Employment Group, and is based in the firm’s Wheeling, West Virginia office.
Before joining Orrick, Dan worked at Elliott & Davis in Pittsburgh, where founded and ran the successful Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer blog. He has been quoted in local and national media, and has frequently been invited to speak in podcasts and at seminars on IP topics.
Dan graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was the Managing Editor of the Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law & Policy. He earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Ohio University.
Christina Von der Ahe
Christy Von der Ahe is a partner in Orrick’s intellectual property group. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent, copyright and trade secret litigation in various high-tech industries. Christy has also represented clients in contract disputes, shareholder suits and employment matters.
Christy graduated from Harvard Law School where she served as an editor for both the International Law Journal and the Journal of Law and Technology. As an undergraduate, she earned a dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Political Science from Stanford University. After law school, Christy clerked for the Honorable Andrew Guilford of the Federal District Court for the Central District of California.
Stephanie Lee is a managing associate in Orrick’s Employment Law group. She represents and counsels employers on all aspects of labor and employment law, including on issues raised by employee mobility such as trade secrets and restrictive covenants. She also regularly counsels employers through terminations and advises on severance agreements. She is an author of the Trade Secrets chapter of the PLI Employment Law Yearbook, and is a regular contributor to Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation Blog. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Catherine Y. Lui
Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Cathy Lui is a partner in Orrick’s Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, based in the San Francisco office. Cathy has significant experience in litigating complex commercial and trade secrets matters. She has particular expertise in obtaining and defending against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions under exigent circumstances in fast-paced trade secret actions. Cathy’s practice is across multiple jurisdictions in both federal and state court, and involves a variety of different types of trade secrets including technical secrets, financial information, and products and sales information. Articles Cathy has authored regarding trade secret issues have been published in Law360 and IP Litigator. Cathy received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University.
Kayla Delgado is a lawyer in Orrick’s San Francisco office where she is a member of the Employment Group. She has experience litigating a variety of employment claims in both state and federal court, including trade secrets, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims.
Kayla graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she participated in Berkeley Law’s Death Penalty Clinic, a clinic designed to enable law students to provide high-level, supervised representation to clients facing capital punishment. Through her work in the clinic, she received hands on experience in appellate litigation and investigations.
|Mona Amer||Of Counsel||White Collar & Corporate Investigations||Los Angeles|
|Krystal Anderson||Law Clerk||General Litigation||Orange County|
|Joy Araman||Associate||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||Paris|
|Melinda Blake||Associate||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||Los Angeles|
|David Case||Partner||Intellectual Property||Tokyo|
|Roland Chang||Managing Associate||White Collar & Corporate Investigations||San Francisco|
|Michael Chow||Senior Associate||Intellectual Property||Orange County|
|Monte Cooper||Of Counsel||Intellectual Property||Silicon Valley|
|Daniel Corbett||Career Associate||Employment||Wheeling (GOC)|
|Glenn Dassoff||Partner||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||Orange County|
|Kayla Delgado||Associate||Employment||San Francisco|
|Mike Delikat||Partner||Employment||New York|
|Aoife M. Duffy||Associate||General Litigation||San Francisco|
|Diana Szego Fassbender||Senior Associate||Intellectual Property||Washington, D.C.|
|Alex Fields||Associate||Intellectual Property||San Francisco|
|Ric Fukushima||Senior Associate||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||Orange County|
|Elena Garcia||Associate||Intellectual Property||Orange County|
|Kayvan Ghaffari||Law Clerk||Intellectual Property||New York|
|Rebecca Gorn||Associate||General Litigation||San Francisco|
|Jake Heath||Senior Associate||Intellectual Property||Silicon Valley|
|Mimiao Hu||Senior Associate||Intellectual Property||Beijing|
|Johanna Jacob||Managing Associate||Intellectual Property||San Francisco|
|Lauren Kessler||Associate||General Litigation||San Francisco|
|Frederic Lalance||Partner||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||Paris|
|Marine Lallemand||Partner||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||Paris|
|Diane Lamarche||Of Counsel||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||Paris|
|Toni Lambert||Associate||General Litigation||San Francisco|
|Jennifer C. Lee||Senior Associate||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||San Francisco|
|Stephanie Lee||Managing Associate||Employment||Los Angeles|
|Catherine Lui||Partner||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||San Francisco|
|Yufeng (Ethan) Ma||Partner||Intellectual Property||Shanghai|
|James McQuade||Partner||Employment||New York|
|Mark Mermelstein||Partner||White Collar & Corporate Investigations||Los Angeles|
|Denise Mingrone||Partner||Intellectual Property||Silicon Valley|
|Harry Moren||Managing Associate||Intellectual Property||San Francisco|
|Warrington Parker||Partner||Intellectual Property||San Francisco|
|Vann Pearce||Partner||Intellectual Property||Washington, D.C.|
|Melanie Phillips||Senior Associate||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||Los Angeles|
|Tierra Delores Piens||Associate||Employment||San Francisco|
|Shaila Rahman Diwan||Senior Associate||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||New York|
|Yekaterina (Katie) Reyzis||Associate||General Litigation||San Francisco|
|Lauren Seaton||Managing Associate||White Collar & Corporate Investigations||Orange County|
|Rob Shwarts||Partner||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||San Francisco|
|Adrienne Tierney||Associate||General Litigation||San Francisco|
|Howard M. Ullman||Of Counsel||Antitrust||San Francisco|
|Michelle Van Oppen||Managing Associate||Litigation||Los Angeles|
|Amy K. Van Zant||Partner||Intellectual Property||Silicon Valley|
|Christy Von der Ahe||Partner||Intellectual Property||Orange County|
|Xiang Wang||Partner||Intellectual Property||Beijing|
|Michael Weil||Partner||Employment||San Francisco|
|Mark Wine||Partner||Intellectual Property||Orange County|
|Jason Yu||Senior Associate||Intellectual Property||Silicon Valley|
|Shelley Zhang||Partner||Intellectual Property||Beijing|