Trade Secrets and Insider Threats Investigations

Professionals >

Contacts >

Representative Matters >

Trade-secret theft comes in many forms and costs companies worldwide hundreds of billions of dollars every year. While competitor or state-led corporate espionage and intellectual property thefts pose an ongoing danger, trade secrets today are increasingly compromised by careless or malicious employees. Such insider threats are as likely to cripple a business that depends on the security of its intellectual property as are the acts of any outside party.

To successfully protect against and respond to information security risks, businesses and organizations require skilled and experienced legal counsel. They need lawyers capable of identifying weaknesses in company security processes, policies, and technologies, and responding swiftly and effectively to all manner of breaches. At Crowell & Moring, our trade secrets attorneys are skilled investigators and crisis managers, as well as seasoned litigators whose work includes obtaining one of the largest contested trade secret verdicts in history. We have years of experience and a proven track record of success working with industry-leading clients to protect trade secrets, both before and after a breach occurs.

Services

Our trade secrets team employs a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to trade secret protection. To ensure that our clients and their information are protected from the full range of threats, we bring together attorneys skilled in labor and employment law, intellectual property law, white collar crime and regulatory enforcement, international trade and dispute resolution, government contracts, litigation, and forensic investigation.

We work with our clients to establish and maintain security protocols, investigate potential threats or security breaches, secure information that has been compromised, and initiate a range of civil and criminal processes to enforce intellectual property rights. Our primary goal is to keep our clients’ businesses running smoothly, confident that their proprietary information and interests are protected.

Our services include:

  • Investigating potential security breaches and managing comprehensive forensic reviews and on-site inspections.
  • Working with U.S. government agencies and law-enforcement officials to investigate and develop criminal cases arising from trade secret theft, as well as to defend such cases.
  • Providing preemptive counsel on trade secret protection, conducting audits and portfolio analyses, and developing robust on-boarding and off-boarding programs.
  • Preparing and negotiating non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Working with foreign law enforcement agencies and governments in cases of cross-border theft of trade secrets.
  • Pursuing, when necessary, legal actions for the misappropriation of trade secrets, including seeking preliminary injunctive relief to prevent the improper use of wrongfully acquired data.

View More

Trump’s Well-Worn Legal Playbook Starts To Look Frayed The New York Times (January 31, 2023)
Press Coverage
How An Oligarch May Have Recruited The F.B.I. Agent Who Investigated Him The New York Times (January 28, 2023)
Press Coverage
Why Proof of Innocence Won’t Work For US Tornado Cash Users Blockworks (January 28, 2023)
Press Coverage
Opinion | Don’t Blame The Government For Our Leaders Mishandling Documents (January 26, 2023). Authors: Chuck Rosenberg.
Publications
“How To Avoid Criminal Prosecution for a Cyber Breach” Panel ACC SoCal In-House Counsel Program (January 25, 2023). Speakers: Agustin D. Orozco and Jennie Wang VonCannon.
Speech/Presentation
Crowell & Moring Reels In US Government Sanctions Architect Commercial Dispute Resolution (January 24, 2023)
Press Coverage
Former Federal Prosecutors React To Changes In The DOJ Criminal Division’s Corporate Enforcement Policy (January 20, 2023). Authors: Glen G. McGorty, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Lisa Nicole Umans, Rebecca Lennon Baskin, and LaTonya Sims.
Publications
SEC Issues Tougher Insider Trading Rules For Executives (January 20, 2023). Authors: Daniel L. Zelenko, Danielle Giffuni, and Michael D. Mann.
Publications
Culture Wars Catch Big Law Firms Balancing Client, Staff Demands Bloomberg Law (January 20, 2023)
Press Coverage
How Jack Smith Charged Kosovo’s President And Blew Up A Trump Meeting The Washington Post (January 20, 2023)
Press Coverage

To view more News & Events for this area, please go to our desktop site.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with offices in the United States, Europe, MENA, and Asia that represents clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and transactional and corporate matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation and government-facing matters, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

View Desktop Site | Mobile Sitemap |

Contact | Subscribe | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement | Alumni

© Crowell & Moring LLP 2023
Attorney advertising - prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.