All Beck Reed Riden LLP Partners Named Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers

 

 

Russell Beck, Stephen Reed, and Stephen Riden have been recognized as Super Lawyers by Massachusetts Super Lawyers Magazine.

In addition, Russell Beck was selected as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in New England for 2013. This is Russell’s third year as a Top 100 Super Lawyer.

The title of Super Lawyer is given to 5% of the lawyers in the Commonwealth while the Rising Star designation recognizes 2.5% of lawyers under 40.  The Super Lawyers selection process is described in detail here.

About us

Beck Reed Riden LLP is Boston’s innovative litigation boutique. Our lawyers have years of experience at large law firms, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individuals. We focus on business litigation and labor and employment. We are experienced litigators and counselors, helping our clients as business partners to resolve issues and develop strategies that best meet our clients’ legal and business needs – before, during, and after litigation. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and help you. Read more about us, the types of matters we handle, and what we can do for you here.

Russell Beck to Speak at AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit in D.C.

Russell Beck will be a speaker at the Trade Secret Law Summit in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Russell will be speaking on the topic, “The First Strike – Successful Strategies for Obtaining or Defeating a TRO & Preliminary Injunction​,” on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

About us

Beck Reed Riden LLP is among the leading authorities in trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition law, and our experience handling these matters is backed by our extensive employment law and business litigationexperience. Our hand-picked team combines attorneys with complementary expertise and practical experience.

Russell Beck’s work in this area is well recognized; it includes:

  • Over eighteen years of working on trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition matters
  • Authoring the book Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (4th ed., MCLE, Inc. 2010), used by other lawyers to help them with their noncompete cases
  • Drafting and advising on the current bill pending before the Massachusetts Legislature to define, codify, and improve noncompetition law
  • Teaching Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants at Boston University School of Law
  • Founding and administrating the award-winning blog, Fair Competition Law
  • Establishing and administrating the Noncompete Lawyers and Trade Secret Protection groups on LinkedIn, with almost 1,900 members around the world
  • Founded and chaired the Trade Secret / Noncompete Practice for an AmLaw 100 firm

In addition, Russell was honored for his work in this area of law in the 2013 Chambers USA Guide, which included Russell in its “Notable Practitioners” section, adding that “Russell Beck of Beck Reed Riden LLP is respected by commentators for his skills as a litigator. His areas of specialty include noncompete and trade secrets matters.”

Beck Reed Riden LLP is Boston’s innovative litigation boutique. Our lawyers have years of experience at large law firms, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individuals. We focus on business litigation and labor and employment. We are experienced litigators and counselors, helping our clients as business partners to resolve issues and develop strategies that best meet our clients’ legal and business needs – before, during, and after litigation. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and help you. Read more about us, the types of matters we handle, and what we can do for you here.

The Wall Street Journal Features Beck Reed Riden LLP

Wall Street JournalThe August 15, 2013, print edition of The Wall Street Journal features Russell Beck in an article about noncompete agreements titled “When a New Job Leads to a Lawsuit: Litigation Over Noncompete Clauses Is Rising; Does Entrepreneurship Suffer?” The article is by The Wall Street Journal’s senior special writer, Ruth Simon, and reporter, Angus Loten.

The story, which appears on the front page of the Marketplace section, focuses on the rising use of noncompete agreements by employers.

The article cites Beck Reed Riden LLP’s analysis of non-compete litigation:

The number of published U.S. court decisions involving noncompete agreements rose 61% since 2002, to 760 cases last year, according to research that the law firm Beck Reed Riden LLP conducted for The Wall Beck Reed Riden in Wall Street JournalStreet Journal. Since most cases are settled out of court and most opinions aren’t reported, that tally is likely low.

In the article, Russell Beck discusses trade secret lawsuits:

Even in states that don’t enforce noncompete agreements, employees can face lawsuits alleging that they have misappropriated trade secrets, says Russell Beck, a partner at Beck Reed who drafted the proposed Massachusetts legislation. Employers are less likely to bring trade-secrets lawsuits because these cases are more costly, often requiring depositions and more extensive discovery. But defending against them is likely to be “more expensive and will have a greater impact on the employee and startup company,” he says.

In the story, Russell Beck also addresses the benefits of noncompete agreements:

Noncompete agreements can offer employers more protection than trade-secrets laws because “there’s a bright-line test,” says Mr. Beck. “The problem with relying on trade-secrets law is that it’s very hard to discover whether somebody has used your trade secrets.” New employers can sometimes limit the impact of noncompete agreements by restricting “the employee to a more narrow role than what had been planned,” Mr. Beck adds.

In a separate article appearing in the online edition of the Wall Street Journal earlier in the week, Russell Beck discussed his experience helping executives negotiate non-competition agreements:

Executives have the most leverage to alter a non-compete before accepting a job offer, legal specialists say. If the company wants a new management hire badly enough, it will make concessions, Russell Beck, a Beck Reed partner, has found.

The lawyer recently represented a Massachusetts executive wooed by a health-care concern to be its vice president of professional services. Mr. Beck persuaded the company to halve a two-year non-compete requirement. “The benefit of having the executive outweighed the risk of harm caused by the executive’s competition after the first year,” he recollects.

About us

Beck Reed Riden LLP is among the leading authorities in trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition law, and our experience handling these matters is backed by our extensive employment law and business litigation experience. Our hand-picked team combines attorneys with complementary expertise and practical experience.

Russell Beck’s work in this area is well recognized; it includes:

  • Over sixteen years of working on trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition matters
  • Authoring the book Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (4th ed., MCLE, Inc. 2010), used by other lawyers to help them with their noncompete cases
  • Drafting and advising on the current bill pending before the Massachusetts Legislature to define, codify, and improve noncompetition law
  • Teaching Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants at Boston University School of Law
  • Founding and administrating the award-winning blog, Fair Competition Law
  • Establishing and administrating the Noncompete Lawyers and Trade Secret Protection groups on LinkedIn, with over 1,000 members around the world
  • Founded and chaired the Trade Secret / Noncompete Practice for an AmLaw 100 firm

In addition, Russell was honored for his work in this area of law in the 2013 Chambers USA Guide, which identified Russell as one of its “Notable Practitioners,” stating, “The highly regarded Russell Beck of Beck Reed Riden LLP has an excellent reputation for his work on trade secret and noncompete issues.

Beck Reed Riden LLP is Boston’s innovative litigation boutique. Our lawyers have years of experience at large law firms, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individuals. We focus on business litigation and labor and employment. We are experienced litigators and counselors, helping our clients as business partners to resolve issues and develop strategies that best meet our clients’ legal and business needs – before, during, and after litigation. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and help you. Read more about us, the types of matters we handle, and what we can do for you here.

Stephen Riden Included In The Best Lawyers In America

Stephen Riden was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the field of Commercial Litigation.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Steve Riden was also previously selected by Best Lawyers in 2013.

(The Best Lawyers in America® Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

About us

Beck Reed Riden LLP is Boston’s innovative litigation boutique. Our lawyers have years of experience at large law firms, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individuals. We focus on business litigation and labor and employment. We are experienced litigators and counselors, helping our clients as business partners to resolve issues and develop strategies that best meet our clients’ legal and business needs – before, during, and after litigation. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and help you. Read more about us, the types of matters we handle, and what we can do for you here.

Russell Beck To Speak At Trade Secret Symposium

Russell Beck will be a panelist at the Trade Secret Management & Monetization Symposium in Chicago, Illinois. The event is presented by Ocean Tomo for the benefit of the Center for Applied Innovation.

Trade Secret Management and Monetization SymposiumThe Symposium will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Tomo, 200 W. Madison Ave, 37th Floor in Chicago. Registration information is here.

The Symposium will feature presentations and panels focused on the unique vulnerabilities, attributes and value of trade secrets. The presentations and panels will include industry leaders who will address cyber-attacks, cyber-protection, recent developments in trade secret law, enforcement case studies, trade secret vs. patentprotection, valuing and leveraging trade secrets and predicting trade secret trends.

Attendance is limited to 100 registrants in order to encourage significant dialogue among participants.

About us

Beck Reed Riden LLP is among the leading authorities in trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition law, and our experience handling these matters is backed by our extensive employment law and business litigation experience. Our hand-picked team combines attorneys with complementary expertise and practical experience.

Russell Beck’s work in this area is well recognized; it includes:

  • Over sixteen years of working on trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition matters
  • Authoring the book Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (4th ed., MCLE, Inc. 2010), used by other lawyers to help them with their noncompete cases
  • Drafting and advising on the current bill pending before the Massachusetts Legislature to define, codify, and improve noncompetition law
  • Teaching Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants at Boston University School of Law
  • Founding and administrating the award-winning blog, Fair Competition Law
  • Establishing and administrating the Noncompete Lawyers and Trade Secret Protection groups on LinkedIn, with over 750 members around the world
  • Founded and chaired the Trade Secret / Noncompete Practice for an AmLaw 100 firm

In addition, Russell was honored for his work in this area of law in the 2013 Chambers USA Guide, which included Russell in its “Notable Practitioners” section, adding that “Russell Beck of Beck Reed Riden LLP is respected by commentators for his skills as a litigator. His areas of specialty include noncompete and trade secrets matters.”

Beck Reed Riden LLP is Boston’s innovative litigation boutique. Our lawyers have years of experience at large law firms, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individuals. We focus on business litigation and labor and employment. We are experienced litigators and counselors, helping our clients as business partners to resolve issues and develop strategies that best meet our clients’ legal and business needs – before, during, and after litigation. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and help you. Read more about us, the types of matters we handle, and what we can do for you here.

Beck Reed Riden LLP In The Wall Street Journal

The August 12, 2013, online edition of The Wall Street Journal features Russell Beck in an article about noncompete agreements titled “Companies Loosen the Handcuffs on Non-Competes.”  The article is by The Wall Street Journal’s Management News editor, Joann S. Lublin.

The Wall Street JournalThe story focuses on current trends in the use and enforcement of noncompete agreements.

In the article, Russell Beck addresses a move by some companies to accept shorter limitations on noncompetition agreements:

For one, sensitive information “has a shorter shelf life than in the past,” says Russell Beck, a partner at Beck Reed Riden LLP in Boston.

The story cites a study conducted by Beck Reed Riden LLP concerning the rise of noncompete lawsuits:

The number of published U.S. court decisions involving non-compete agreements has risen 61% since 2002 to 760 last year, concludes research conducted for The Wall Street Journal by Beck Reed Riden LLP in Boston. The increase largely reflects the increased usage of non-compete arrangements among lower-level staffers – along with employees’ greater mobility and access to sensitive information.

Russell Beck discusses his experiences in helping executives negotiate noncompete agreements:

Executives have the most leverage to alter a non-compete before accepting a job offer, legal specialists say. If the company wants a new management hire badly enough, it will make concessions, Russell Beck, a Beck Reed partner, has found.

The lawyer recently represented a Massachusetts executive wooed by a health-care concern to be its vice president of professional services. Mr. Beck persuaded the company to halve a two-year non-compete requirement. “The benefit of having the executive outweighed the risk of harm caused by the executive’s competition after the first year,” he recollects.

About us

Beck Reed Riden LLP is among the leading authorities in trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition law, and our experience handling these matters is backed by our extensive employment law and business litigation experience. Our hand-picked team combines attorneys with complementary expertise and practical experience.

Russell Beck’s work in this area is well recognized; it includes:

  • Over sixteen years of working on trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition matters
  • Authoring the book Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (4th ed., MCLE, Inc. 2010), used by other lawyers to help them with their noncompete cases
  • Drafting and advising on the current bill pending before the Massachusetts Legislature to define, codify, and improve noncompetition law
  • Teaching Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants at Boston University School of Law
  • Founding and administrating the award-winning blog, Fair Competition Law
  • Establishing and administrating the Noncompete Lawyers and Trade Secret Protection groups on LinkedIn, with over 1,000 members around the world
  • Founded and chaired the Trade Secret / Noncompete Practice for an AmLaw 100 firm

In addition, Russell was honored for his work in this area of law in the 2013 Chambers USA Guide, which identified Russell as one of its “Notable Practitioners,” stating, “The highly regarded Russell Beck of Beck Reed Riden LLP has an excellent reputation for his work on trade secret and noncompete issues.

Beck Reed Riden LLP is Boston’s innovative litigation boutique. Our lawyers have years of experience at large law firms, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individuals. We focus on business litigation and labor and employment. We are experienced litigators and counselors, helping our clients as business partners to resolve issues and develop strategies that best meet our clients’ legal and business needs – before, during, and after litigation. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and help you. Read more about us, the types of matters we handle, and what we can do for you here.

William Haddad Launches Securities Litigation Blog

William Haddad, a partner at Beck Reed Riden LLP, recently launched his legal blog: The Securities Litigator.

The latest posts on The Securities Litigator feature Will Haddad’s analysis of a Fifth Circuit decision affecting employees who want to be treated as Dodd-Frank whistleblowers and discussion of the SEC’s recent enforcement action against the owner of S.A.C. Capital Advisors, LLC.

Will focuses on securities litigation and business litigation. Will handles litigation involving all types of commercial disputes, as well as client responses to government investigations and enforcement actions. He frequently appears in state and federal courts, as well as various government and industry forums, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

About Us

Beck Reed Riden LLP is Boston’s innovative litigation boutique. Our lawyers have years of experience at large law firms, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individuals. We focus on business litigation and labor and employment. We are experienced litigators and counselors, helping our clients as business partners to resolve issues and develop strategies that best meet our clients’ legal and business needs – before, during, and after litigation. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and help you. Read more about us, the types of matters we handle, and what we can do for you here.

Russell Beck to Speak at Noncompete Agreement Symposium

Russell Beck will be a panelist at the 5th Annual Symposium on Employee Non-Compete Agreements, Trade Secrets and Job Creation in Boston, Massachusetts.

BBAThe Boston Bar Association is sponsoring the Symposium, which will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 16 Beacon Street in Boston. Registration information is here.

The Symposium will feature discussion and debate about the legal landscape of noncompete agreements, protection of trade secrets, and job creation in Massachusetts.

The Boston Bar Association describes the event as follows:

Is Massachusetts enforcement of employee non-compete agreements a drag on the creation of new enterprises (and jobs) – preventing “spin-offs” from incumbent ones – compared to unenforceability of such agreements under California’s 1872 codification of the common law?

Is enforceability necessary to protect business investment against unfaithful employees and expensive trade secret litigation?

Massachusetts court decisions extend enforceability of non-compete agreements to protect “confidential information” that does not meet certain conditions for trade secrets seen in American Law Institute’s 1939 Restatement of Torts.  Have broad employee confidentiality agreements changed the common law presumption against servitudes?  Would joining forty-eight states (including California and most recently Texas) in adopting the more modern Uniform Trade Secrets Act help make Massachusetts more competitive?

In addition to Russell Beck, the panel includes the following speakers:

About us

Beck Reed Riden LLP is among the leading authorities in trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition law, and our experience handling these matters is backed by our extensive employment law and business litigation experience. Our hand-picked team combines attorneys with complementary expertise and practical experience.

Russell Beck’s work in this area is well recognized; it includes:

  • Over sixteen years of working on trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition matters
  • Authoring the book Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (4th ed., MCLE, Inc. 2010), used by other lawyers to help them with their noncompete cases
  • Drafting and advising on the current bill pending before the Massachusetts Legislature to define, codify, and improve noncompetition law
  • Teaching Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants at Boston University School of Law
  • Founding and administrating the award-winning blog, Fair Competition Law
  • Establishing and administrating the Noncompete Lawyers and Trade Secret Protection groups on LinkedIn, with over 750 members around the world
  • Founded and chaired the Trade Secret / Noncompete Practice for an AmLaw 100 firm

In addition, Russell was honored for his work in this area of law in the 2013 Chambers USA Guide, which included Russell in its “Notable Practitioners” section, adding that “Russell Beck of Beck Reed Riden LLP is respected by commentators for his skills as a litigator. His areas of specialty include noncompete and trade secrets matters.”

Beck Reed Riden LLP is Boston’s innovative litigation boutique. Our lawyers have years of experience at large law firms, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individuals. We focus on business litigation and labor and employment. We are experienced litigators and counselors, helping our clients as business partners to resolve issues and develop strategies that best meet our clients’ legal and business needs – before, during, and after litigation. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and help you. Read more about us, the types of matters we handle, and what we can do for you here.

 

Russell Beck Ranked by Chambers

Russell Beck was honored in the 2013 Chambers USA Guide. Chambers identified Russell as one of its “Notable Practitioners,” stating, “Russell Beck of Beck Reed Riden LLP is respected by commentators for his skills as a litigator. His areas of specialty include noncompete and trade secrets matters.”

Russell was first ranked by Chambers USA in its 2010 guide, and ChambersLogo281x70was also honored by Chambers USA in 2011 and 2012.

About us

Beck Reed Riden LLP is among the leading authorities in trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition law, and our experience handling these matters is backed by our extensive employment law and business litigation experience. Our hand-picked team combines attorneys with complementary expertise and practical experience.

Russell Beck’s work in this area is well recognized; it includes:

  • Over sixteen years of working on trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition matters
  • Authoring the book Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (4th ed., MCLE, Inc. 2010), used by other lawyers to help them with their noncompete cases
  • Drafting and advising on the current bill pending before the Massachusetts Legislature to define, codify, and improve noncompetition law
  • Teaching Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants at Boston University School of Law
  • Founding and administrating the award-winning blog, Fair Competition Law
  • Establishing and administrating the Noncompete Lawyers and Trade Secret Protection groups on LinkedIn, with over 750 members around the world
  • Founded and chaired the Trade Secret / Noncompete Practice for an AmLaw 100 firm

Beck Reed Riden LLP is Boston’s innovative litigation boutique. Our lawyers have years of experience at large law firms, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individuals. We focus on business litigation and labor and employment. We are experienced litigators and counselors, helping our clients as business partners to resolve issues and develop strategies that best meet our clients’ legal and business needs – before, during, and after litigation. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and help you. Read more about us, the types of matters we handle, and what we can do for you here.

Russell Beck and Stephen Riden in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Screen Shot 2013-07-08 at 1.21.50 PMThe June 10, 2013, issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly features Russell Beck and Stephen Riden in an article about a lawsuit involving the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The lawsuit is titled Tuteur v. Crosley-Corcoran; Russell Beck and Stephen Riden represent the plaintiff, Dr. Amy Tuteur.

The focus of the lawsuit, as detailed by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, is a series of so-called “DMCA takedown notices” that were delivered by the defendant Gina Crosley-Corcoran in an effort to remove certain content from Dr. Tuteur’s website. The Electronic Frontier Foundation provides a summary of the lawsuit.

The article is by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s reporter, Julie McMahon.

About Us

Russell Beck is a partner at Beck Reed Riden LLP. He has over twenty years of experience as a complex business and intellectual property litigator, representing corporate and individual clients throughout the country.

Stephen Riden is a partner at Beck Reed Riden LLP. He represents corporate and individual clients in a wide array of commercial disputes across the country.

Beck Reed Riden LLP is Boston’s innovative litigation boutique. Our lawyers have years of experience at large law firms, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individuals. We focus on business litigation and labor and employment. We are experienced litigators and counselors, helping our clients as business partners to resolve issues and develop strategies that best meet our clients’ legal and business needs – before, during, and after litigation. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and help you. Read more about us, the types of matters we handle, and what we can do for you here.

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