It is no secret that the European Union’s (“EU”) Directive on Trade Secrets was a long time in the making. The Directive was first proposed in November 2013. After roughly two years of debate and revision, the revised Directive was published in December 2015. On April 14, 2016, the debate ended, and the European Parliament voted to adopt the Directive with no further amendments. The resolution approving the Directive passed by 503 votes to 131 votes with 18 abstentions. This morning, the EU Council unanimously adopted the Directive on Trade Secrets. READ MORE
Andrea Nicole Greenwald
Andrea Greenwald is a public finance partner in Orrick's Orange County office.
Andrea represents issuers, underwriters, lenders, and banks within the transportation, project finance, local government, and K-12 education sectors of public finance. She has experience on a broad range of financings, including revenue bonds, general obligation bonds, lease revenue bonds, leases and certificates of participation.
Andrea was named a “Rising Star” by The Bond Buyer in 2021 in recognition of her dedication to her clients and practice.
She is proud to co-lead the Woman’s Initiative at Orrick’s Orange County Office.
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The Fine Line Between Spying and Strategy: Competitive Intelligence’s Legal Limits and Practical Considerations
Although the market trends may change faster than ever today, companies have been gathering competitive intelligence (“CI”) since the dawn of capitalism. It’s not a new concept, but there are new ways to do it—some more strategic than others.
To set the record straight, CI is not a corporate game of “I Spy.” It does not involve theft, electronic eavesdropping, hacking, bribery, or hiring a competitor’s employees to divulge confidential information. CI is the tactical gathering of market and competitor information that can be used to identify risks, opportunities, and changing conditions in an industry. READ MORE