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May. 12 2016

Update: Defend Trade Secrets Act Signed Into Law

Topics: New Laws & Legislation, Non-Compete and Trade Secrets

Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) into law creating a federal private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation that can be pursued in federal courts as more fully described in our April 28, 2016 post, available here

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Robin Largent has a regular presence in California state and federal courts and has been lead defense counsel and appellate counsel for large and small California employers in litigation (and arbitration) ranging from individual discrimination and harassment claims to complex wage and hour representative and class actions. She also leads the firm’s appellate practice, having substantial experience and success handling appeals, writ petitions, and amicus briefs in both state and federal court on issues such as class certification (particularly in the wage and hour arena), manageability and due process concerns associated with class action trials, exempt/non-exempt misclassification issues, meal and rest break compliance, trade secret/unfair competition matters, and the scope of federal court jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act.
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