Beck Reed Riden LLP has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States 2020, an analysis of law firms based on surveys and interviews of more than 300,000 clients. The firm has been recommended in the category of “Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters).” Only 33 law firms in the United States appear on this list.

Russell Beck was specifically recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2020 editorial.

The following is the independent editorial write up from The Legal 500 on the firm’s ranking:

Beck Reed Riden LLP is a boutique litigation practice based in Boston, recognized by clients for its ‘unparalleled’ expertise in trade secrets litigation. Headed by Russell Beck, the firm advises both Massachusetts-based clients, such as Staples, on a national basis, and also acts for out-of-state clients in trade secrets matters in Massachusetts. Beck is praised by clients as ‘an expert in the field of trade secret and restrictive covenant law‘, and is also noted for his ‘ability to adjust and come up with successful solutions‘.

Practice head(s):

Russell Beck


‘The Beck Reed Riden attorneys are very responsive to our needs. They are true subject matter experts with respect to non-competition agreements. We rely heavily on this firm for their expertise in this particular area. As a firm, we find that their fees are fair and reasonable for the services provided.’

‘The team at Beck Reed Riden is very “hands on”. They are fully engaged in the matters that we bring to them. Russell Beck and Nicole Daly are excellent attorneys who communicate well with our leadership team while providing outstanding advice and counsel to our company.’

‘When considering law firms, I reached out to state reps working to pass intellectual property law, as well as lawyers I knew, for recommendations. Beck Reed Riden was overwhelming the firm recommended. Upon engaging them it became clear why. Their knowledge of not only intellectual property law, but employment issues in general, was at the core of navigating my legal matter to a successful conclusion. In addition, their immediate attention to all matters and the care and passion they showed me throughout my ordeal went above my highest expectations.’

Key clients

    • Staples
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    • Syneos Health
    • SharkNinja
    • Blue-Grace Logistics
    • Fortive
    • UG2
    • Nuvectra Corp.
    • Intellia Therapeutics
    • Ideal Image

Work highlights

    • Acting as trade secrets counsel to Staples.
    • Acting as counsel to Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in ongoing issues.
    • Defended Nuvectra Corporation in litigation against Boston Scienfitic Corporation, related to the alleged theft of trade secrets.
    • Representing Syneos Health in connection with three separate trade secrets cases.
    • Providing counsel to Intellia Therapeutics on trade secrets issues.

Russell Beck is a business, noncompete, and trade secrets litigator, nationally recognized for his trade secrets and noncompete experience. He was invited to the Obama White House to develop guidelines for the proper use of noncompetes and has been cited as an expert on trade secrets and noncompetes by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the White House, the Treasury Department, National Public Radio, PBS, the BBC World News Service, and many others.

The Legal 500 US provides impartial, third-party opinions on leading lawyers and law firms across the country. The Legal 500 relies upon a sophisticated methodology to determine which firms and attorneys are included in its list.

Beck Reed Riden LLP is Boston’s innovative litigation boutique. Our lawyers have years of experience working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individuals. We focus on business litigation and employment.

Beck Reed Riden LLP is among the leading authorities in trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition law. 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.