Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition

Trade secrets provide a crucial competitive advantage – they protect a wide range of proprietary information where other intellectual property protection is not yet secured, or may not be available or desired.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys understand that a company’s trade secrets and proprietary information are among its most valuable assets.  Vigilant maintenance of a company’s trade secrets is necessary because of a high-tech corporate culture, increasingly easy access to information, and a mobile work force.  Our lawyers work with clients from the very beginning to develop systems and protocols to protect the proprietary and confidential nature of trade secrets and to minimize the risk of unfair competition.  When litigation becomes necessary, our lawyers have extensive experience in prosecuting and defending disputes concerning the misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and enforcement of non-competition and confidentiality agreements.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s intellectual property practice group provides significant depth of experience in trade secrets and unfair competition law, including:

  • Designing systems for the protection of trade secrets, and drafting and enforcing non-compete and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Counseling related to the enforceability of restrictive covenants and trade secret agreements.
  • Preparing and negotiating nondisclosure and non-compete agreements.
  • Prosecuting and defending trade secret claims, including extensive experience with temporary restraining orders and injunctions.

Intellectual Property

Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Denver, Phoenix
ebayton@​lrrc.com
303.628.9568 / vCard
Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
ahasan@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
G. Warren Bleeker
G. Warren Bleeker
Partner
Los Angeles
wbleeker@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Joshua T. Chu
Joshua T. Chu
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
jchu@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Thomas J. Daly
Thomas J. Daly
Partner
Los Angeles
tdaly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
David A. Dillard
David A. Dillard
Partner
Los Angeles
ddillard@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Peter C. Hsueh
Peter C. Hsueh
Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
phsueh@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jun-Young E. Jeon
Jun-Young E. Jeon
Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
jjeon@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Gregory S. Lampert
Gregory S. Lampert
Partner
Los Angeles
glampert@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. MacDermott
Michael J. MacDermott
Partner
Los Angeles
mmacdermott@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Partner
Los Angeles
cmarantidis@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
Las Vegas, Silicon Valley
mmccue@​lrrc.com
702.949.8224 / vCard
Gary J. Nelson
Gary J. Nelson
Partner
Los Angeles
gnelson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Shane E. Olafson
Shane E. Olafson
Partner
Phoenix
solafson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5327 / vCard
David A. Plumley
David A. Plumley
Partner
Los Angeles
dplumley@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
John Carson
John Carson
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
jcarson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Ryan B. Kennedy
Ryan B. Kennedy
Of Counsel
Albuquerque
rkennedy@​lrrc.com
505.764.5477 / vCard
Edward R. Schwartz
Edward R. Schwartz
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
eschwartz@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Ryan M. Swank
Ryan M. Swank
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
rswank@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. Curry
Michael J. Curry
Associate
Los Angeles
mcurry@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Cameron Cushman
Cameron Cushman
Associate
Los Angeles
CCushman@​lrrc.com
626.683.4571 / vCard
Mike Koplow, Ph.D.
Mike Koplow, Ph.D.
Associate
Los Angeles
mkoplow@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Katherine L. Quigley
Katherine L. Quigley
Associate
Los Angeles
kquigley@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Sami I. Schilly
Sami I. Schilly
Associate
Los Angeles
sschilly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson
Associate
Los Angeles
dwilson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Meng Zhong
Meng Zhong
Associate
Las Vegas
mzhong@​lrrc.com
702.474.2636 / vCard

Litigation

Kris J. Kostolansky
Kris J. Kostolansky
Partner
Denver
kkosto@​lrrc.com
303.628.9515 / vCard
Joy Allen Woller
Joy Allen Woller
Partner
Denver
jwoller@​lrrc.com
303.628.9504 / vCard

Regulatory & Government

Jeffrey H. Albright
Jeffrey H. Albright
Partner
Albuquerque
jalbright@​lrrc.com
505.764.5435 / vCard

Related News

09/27/2016
Kennedy joins firm's Albuquerque office
Intellectual Property practice group adds Of Counsel Ryan Kennedy in New Mexico
04/27/2016
IP practice group adds Cushman in Los Angeles
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04/12/2016
Arizona, New Mexico attorneys selected as Southwest Super Lawyers
Annual listings reflect peer recognition and professional achievement
03/22/2016
Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Annual awards honor memory of lawyer dedicated to equal justice and professionalism
8/27/2015
Congratulations to Jeffrey Albright who will receive the New Mexico State Bar's Distinguished Bar Service Award.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Partner received the New Mexico State Bar's Distinguished Bar Service Award

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Key Contacts

Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
626.795.9900
Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Practice Group Leader, Partner
303.628.9568