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Watch our North America Trade Secrets Practice discusses an often over looked procedural loophole in the federal removal statute called “snap removal”—removing a case based on diversity jurisdiction before any in-state defendant has been served—that has recently been expanded by federal courts by allowing both in-state and out-of-state defendants to remove on this basis.  In this chat, Bradford Newman, Allen Al-Haj, and Mark Ratway also highlight why defendants typically prefer defending trade secret and restrictive…

When the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) took effect in May 2016, it offered claimants a powerful new federal remedy–an ex parte seizure order. Four years later, in this inaugural edition of our Focus on Trade Secrets video chat series, we discuss the status and utility of this remedy. Our discussion includes an overview of the requirements for obtaining a seizure order, the pros and cons considered in seeking such an order, and what the…

Companies are permitting (or requiring) employees to work remotely right now in response to COVID-19 concerns. This decision, calculated to minimize certain risks, presents new and wide-ranging concerns for the protection of trade secrets. In this “temporary” working remotely environment, employees will have considerable opportunity to access, download, or store sensitive information from company systems and databases. Have you vetted these circumstances or otherwise addressed their use? Think – home printers? Cell phones? Tablets? Personal…