You are a state-government contractor. You respond to an RFP issued by a state-government entity. In your bid proposal, you submit documents that contain your trade secrets. You do not get the contract, but you later learn that the state-government entity gave your trade secret information to your direct competitor who did get the contract. Do you have any options under federal or state trade secret laws to sue the state? READ MORE
Abigail W. Lloyd
Abby Lloyd is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department of Orrick’s Orange County office. She is an experienced trial lawyer, with both first and second-chair civil and criminal trial experience. Formerly in-house counsel for an international technology company, Abby understands the importance of striking the right balance between the pursuit of business objectives and the reduction of legal risk.
Abby previously served as in house counsel for an international technology company, where she advised on litigation matters, data security solutions, employment, wage & hour, and sexual harassment disputes, as well as negotiated over one hundred contracts, including outsourcing, intellectual property, hardware as a service (HaaS) contracts and software licenses. Abby also worked collaboratively with other business functions (Tax, HR, Finance, etc.) to achieve favorable business outcomes while minimizing legal risk.
Abby also previously served as a full-time Deputy District Attorney in Orange County, first-chairing multiple criminal jury trials and prosecuting felony preliminary hearings through the Orange County Trial Attorney Participation Program. She is a founding member of the Orange County Lavender Bar Association.
Posts by: Abigail W. Lloyd
It’s among an in-house counsel’s worst nightmares. A former business partner, ex-employee, consultant, or competitor has stolen your company’s trade secret information. Company management demands swift action. You hire outside counsel who, after reviewing your company policies and interviewing stakeholders, tells you that he or she is concerned about being able to establish that your company took “reasonable efforts” to protect the information. Listening to the feedback, you realize with a sinking feeling that these were steps that you, as in-house counsel, may have been able to implement if you had only thought about the issue sooner. READ MORE