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 attorney in Orrick's Orange County office. Andrea represents school districts and community college districts, transportation agencies, and counties across California in financings that improve California's schools, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure and public facilities.
Andrea has served as bond counsel, disclosure
counsel, and underwriter's counsel in a range of financings, including general obligation bonds, revenue and lease revenue bonds, leases and certificates of participation.
Andrea transitioned to the public finance practice in 2016 after successfully defending a Southern California school district in a taxpayer dispute over bond funds during a nine day bench trial.
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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