On September 14, 2017Russell Beck was a panelist at the Federal Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The title of the program was “The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Trade Secret Protection Goes Federal.”

The topic was described as follows:

“In May 2016, a major development in trade secrets law for American companies took effect – the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The DTSA has been described as “the most significant expansion” of federal intellectual property law in 70 years. Hear an overview of the DTSA, what it means for practitioners, and how trade secret litigation will be impacted by the DTSA.”

Russell presented along with Ben Fink and Neal Weinrich of Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

For up-to-the-minute analysis of legal issues concerning trade secrets and noncompete agreements in Massachusetts and across the United States, read Russell Beck’s blog, Fair Competition Law.

eck 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 lawand business litigation experience. Our hand-picked team combines attorneys with complementary expertise and practical experience.

The Wall Street Journal featured Beck Reed Riden LLP’s noncompete agreement experience. In 2016, the White House issued a report entitled, “Non-Compete Agreements: Analysis of the Usage, Potential Issues, and State Responses,” relying in part on Beck Reed Riden LLP’s research and analysis, including its 50 State Noncompete Survey.

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

  • Over twenty years of working on trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition matters

  • Participating in the White House’s working group discussions that led to the development by the White House of a Call to Action on noncompetes. (He was the only private practice lawyer to participate in those discussions.)
  • Authoring the book Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (5th ed., MCLE, Inc. 2015), used by other lawyers to help them with their noncompete cases

  • Drafting and advising on legislation for the Massachusetts Legislature to define, codify, and improve noncompetition law

  • Assisting several United States Senators on possible federal noncompete legislation
  • Creating and teaching the Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants courseat Boston University School of Law

  • Founding and administering the award-winning blog, Fair Competition Law

  • Establishing and administering the Noncompete Lawyers and Trade Secret Protection groups on LinkedIn, with over 2400 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 2017 Chambers USA Guide, which stated that Russell is an “excellent attorney,” a “terrific noncompete specialist, and “a skilled litigator with experience representing clients ranging from individuals to large corporations at both trial and appellate levels.”

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