Trade Secrets Litigation

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A leading player in this field, Kirkland & Ellis LLP draws on its extensive litigation practice and highly regarded IP group to service its international client base. - The Legal 500 United States, 2016

Attorneys in our Trade Secrets Litigation Practice Group have years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in trade secrets matters in diverse industries. They draw upon the formidable depth of the intellectual property, commercial litigation and other practices to provide an approach tailored to the intricacies of each individual case.

Trade secret holders frequently seek expedited injunctive relief that can result in mini-trials at the beginning of cases. We can rapidly mobilize teams who work closely with clients, quickly get up to speed on the clients’ technology, and build persuasive case strategies because of our group’s size, sophistication and experience.

We have litigated the broad spectrum of trade secret disputes, ranging from outright theft to violation of various agreements, including employment, R&D, joint development, and technology transfer and know-how agreements. We have won significant victories for clients in these matters in federal and state courts and in arbitrations, and have worked collaboratively with law enforcement agencies to protect clients’ intellectual property. Our success is grounded in extensive jury and bench trial experience, and a sophisticated appellate practice to protect our clients’ successes at the trial level.