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OVERVIEW

Looking out for your company’s competitive edge

Competition drives progress and innovation. But being ahead means you’re always a target — and it also means that some companies may resort to unfair methods to get an advantage, whether that’s stealing ideas, technology, or customer lists or violating an agreement. It’s critical that businesses protect their most valuable secrets against these transgressions.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s trade secret lawyers have assisted clients with all aspects of trade secret protection. Our experts work with businesses to determine trade secret status and then help clients take steps to protect those trade secrets. When possible, our firm’s intellectual property lawyers register clients’ intellectual property and help protect their competitive edge.

Our experience with trade secrets

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s trade secret lawyers focus on protecting your company and its livelihood. We counsel clients regarding their trade secrets, including their methods of conducting business, pricing, and lists of customers and suppliers. We advise businesses on how to safeguard their information through contracts and registration as trademarks, patents, and copyrights.

Our trade secret litigation lawyers help clients enforce and protect trade secrets and mitigate damages from trade secret leaks and disclosures. We have represented businesses in connection with matters involving reverse-engineered products, leaks of plans and source codes, and duplication of proprietary methods.

Our trade secret litigation team has defended and represented clients regarding claims of unfair competition and deceptive trade practices and have extensive experience conducting investigations of these claims. We have litigated, settled, and won cases for clients involving fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, and employee competition and solicitation.

What we do

  • Determine the optimal strategy to protect clients’ proprietary, confidential information
  • Assess which information qualifies as a trade secret and which information merits public registration
  • Draft and review nondisclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • Counsel clients regarding claims of unfair competition and deceptive trade practices under relevant statutes, including seeking enhanced monetary damages
  • Conduct and oversee investigations in connection with trade secret disputes
  • Prosecute and defend trade secret leaks and disclosures in federal and state courts under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Assist clients in seeking temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctive relief, and permanent injunctive relief orders in connection with trade secret disputes

OUR TEAM

Partner

Alex Butterman

Partner

Charles Cantine

Partner

Joseph (Joe) Diamante

Partner

Thomas Dunlap

Partner

William Flachsbart

Partner

Robert Greenspoon

Partner

Raymond Jones

Partner

Michael La Porte

Partner

David Ludwig

Partner

Cortland Putbrese

Partner

Team

Jeffrey Lippman

Senior Associate

Carolyn Williams

Senior Associate

Mark Magas

Associate

Brian Medich

Associate

Chadwick D. Rogers

Of Counsel

Jason Witten

Of Counsel

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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.