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!
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.
Shawn N. Butte
Shawn Butte is a managing associate in the New York office. His practice focuses on representing clients in high-stakes employment litigation, including restrictive covenant and trade secret matters, and conducting internal investigations.
Shawn’s practice involves crafting creative, practical solutions to complex legal challenges faced by corporations and emerging companies in a range of industries, including media, software, insurance, financial services, retail and pharmaceuticals.
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.
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.
|Charles Adams||Partner||International Arbitration||Geneva|
|Mona Amer||Of Counsel||White Collar & Corporate Investigations||Los Angeles|
|Krystal Anderson||Managing Associate||General Litigation||Orange County|
|Shawn N. Butte||Managing Associate||Employment||New York|
|Roland Chang||Senior Associate||White Collar & Corporate Investigations||San Francisco|
|Michael Chow||Senior Associate||Intellectual Property||Orange County|
|Glenn Dassoff||Partner||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||Orange County|
|Kayla Delgado||Senior Associate||Employment||San Francisco|
|Mike Delikat||Partner||Employment||New York|
|Diana Szego Fassbender||Of Counsel||Intellectual Property||Washington, D.C.|
|Ric Fukushima||Senior Associate||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||Orange County|
|Jake Heath||Partner||Intellectual Property||Silicon Valley|
|Mimiao Hu||Of Counsel||Intellectual Property||Beijing|
|Lauren Kessler||Managing Associate||General Litigation||San Francisco|
|Frederic Lalance||Partner||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||Paris|
|Jennifer C. Lee||Partner||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||San Francisco|
|Julie Lee||Associate||General Litigation||Orange County|
|Catherine Lui||Partner||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||San Francisco|
|Yufeng (Ethan) Ma||Partner||Intellectual Property||Shanghai|
|Andrea Mazingo||Senior Associate||White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance||Los Angeles|
|Kristina McKenna||Managing Associate||Intellectual Property||Boston|
|James McQuade||Partner||Employment||New York|
|Denise Mingrone||Partner||Intellectual Property||Silicon Valley|
|Michelle Molner||Associate||General Litigation||San Francisco|
|Vann Pearce||Partner||Intellectual Property||Washington, D.C.|
|Melanie Phillips||Senior Associate||Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation||Los Angeles|
|Tierra Delores Piens||Managing Associate||Employment||San Francisco|
|Lauren Seaton||Senior Associate||White Collar & Corporate Investigations||Orange County|
|Rob Shwarts||Partner||Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution||San Francisco|
|Caroline Simons||Partner||Intellectual Property||Boston|
|Tammy Su||Associate||Intellectual Property||Silicon Valley|
|Howard M. Ullman||Of Counsel||Antitrust||San Francisco|
|Rob Uriarte||Partner||Intellectual Property||Silicon Valley|
|Amy K. Van Zant||Partner||Intellectual Property||Silicon Valley|
|Xiang Wang||Partner||Intellectual Property||Beijing|
|Jason Yu||Partner||Intellectual Property||Silicon Valley|
|Shelley Zhang||Partner||Intellectual Property||Beijing|