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Fisher Phillips Leads the Pack in Trade Secret Litigation

Recently Released Report from Lex Machina Ranks Firm as the Most Active in Trade Secret Practice Area in 2019

ATLANTA (April 28, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, is pleased to announce that it was the most active firm for trade secret litigation in 2019. The results were released in a data-driven report published by Lex Machina on April 21, 2020.

Fisher Phillips led the pack in 2019 with 33 federal plaintiff cases, which represents a third more trade secrets litigation filings than its closest competitor. The firm was also among the top in defending federal trade secrets claims with over 10 filings. In total, Fisher Phillips had 43 federal trade secret litigation matters last year, making it the most active firm among its competitors by over 16%.

Co-Chair of the firm’s Employee Defections and Trade Secrets (EDTS) Practice Group, Robert Yonowitz, was not surprised by the results published in the report. He noted, “as trade secret litigation increased over the past several years, the experiential depth of our bench and the business minded approach we take in achieving our clients’ objectives afforded our practice group the opportunity to be well-positioned to serve employers in a wide array of industries, and we deeply appreciate them putting their trust in us to handle these matters.” Co-Chair, Susan Guerette added, “the report reinforces what our clients already knew: that we are a preeminent trade secrets and covenants litigation firm relied upon by companies in a variety of industries when facing matters critical to their business.”

The Lex Machina report merely skims the surface of the comprehensive services offered by Fisher Phillips’ EDTS Practice Group. The firm’s cross-disciplinary practice is dedicated to protecting employers from the dangers of employee defection that are a constant threat in today’s market. The group litigates high-risk matters involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets issues across the country, including covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements, unfair competition and employee raiding claims, duty of loyalty matters, and various statutory actions.

The firm’s EDTS Practice Group has prosecuted and defended hundreds of employee defection and trade secret matters, obtaining and defeating injunctive relief in various state and federal courts. The group is also known for its work outside of court handling securities cases that never actually get filed. In fact, the Fisher Phillips group is among the top law firms when it comes to  private arbitrations and handling securities matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

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Fisher Phillips is a national labor and employment law firm serving employers. The firm is committed to providing the highest level of client service for every matter it handles. Fisher Phillips has more than 400 attorneys in over 30 offices.

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