Trade Secret

Results achieved in prior matters are not meant to be a guarantee of success as the facts and legal circumstances vary from matter to matter.

When corporate employers allege that an employee has misappropriated trade secret information, serious criminal ramifications may result. At Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. our team has experience defending clients accused of committing theft of trade secret information. Such allegations can result in criminal investigations and serious criminal charges in federal court, and also civil litigation. Fines and penalties upon conviction may be significant, including prison time and court orders to pay significant restitution.

On the corporate side, because of our team’s experience in conducting internal investigations, we also represent corporate clients who suspect that they may be the victims of theft of trade secret information. We handle all aspects of the case, including conducting necessary interviews and liaising with investigating law enforcement authorities, where appropriate. Trade secret information comes in many forms, including design plans, technological infrastructures, secret recipes, pharmaceuticals and formulas that define a product or brand, and a whole host of other potential descriptions.

To discuss your particular case, contact our office today.


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Darren M. Gelber
Chair, Criminal Law Team

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John E. Hogan
Assistant General Counsel