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Trade Secrets, Employee Mobility and Restrictive Covenants

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In the current hyper-competitive marketplace, protecting a company’s trade secrets and other proprietary business information is essential. Loss of key confidential data or other assets through employee theft, cyber threats, misappropriation, corporate espionage, or other forms of unfair competition can leave a once stable and thriving company in crisis. As information and employees become increasingly fluid in the modern economy, companies must have a holistic strategy to address these issues. 

Williams Mullen’s Trade Secrets, Employee Mobility and Restrictive Covenants Practice brings together a team of labor & employment, intellectual property, and litigation attorneys to help clients develop and implement best practices and defend against threats. We routinely advise clients on the protection of their confidential and proprietary information, providing program and policy development to help ensure that their intellectual property and other assets are secure. Our attorneys have extensive experience preparing and enforcing confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-competition, trade secret and other restrictive agreements and policies to mitigate risks associated with employee mobility.

While our goal is to prevent and avoid disputes, if there is a breach, our litigators have counseled clients in pre-litigation negotiations and fought for their rights through trial, pursuing and defending claims for injunctive relief, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and related state claims, tortious interference with contract or business expectancy, computer fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breaches of non-compete or other restrictive covenants. 

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