Trade Secret and Unfair Business Practices

Attorneys at Payne & Fears LLP specialize in protecting companies against the misappropriation of their trade secrets, customer data, process know-how, and other confidential information and valuable business assets. Our attorneys regularly advise and assist companies in the development of internal programs and necessary documentation designed to prevent misappropriation by current, former and prospective employees and others.

Payne & Fears LLP attorneys have substantial experience litigating trade secret disputes, with a focus on obtaining swift injunctive relief to prevent the use or continued use of misappropriated knowledge, information and other assets.  We understand that trade secrets can be the most valuable company asset and aggressively utilize all legal tools available to protect these assets. 

Payne & Fears LLP attorneys also advise and assist employers in the development and implementation of internal programs and controls designed to minimize the risks of being sued for trade secrets misappropriation, which may arise out of the hiring of employees who may possess confidential information or trade secrets of their former employers or others. We have significant experience defending clients against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets or confidential information, as well as claimed breaches of covenants not to compete.

Payne & Fears LLP also regularly represents national and regional clients in unfair business practices disputes, including unfair competition (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §17200) claims.