Peter A. Steinmeyer, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Chicago office, co-authored the 2022 Thomson Reuters Practical Law Practice Note, titled “Trade Secrets Litigation.”
Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full version in PDF format):
- Email (especially emails sent to a personal email account).
- Desktop and laptop computers (including indicia that USB memory devices have been plugged in).
- Handheld electronic devices.
- Cloud storage accounts.
- Office files.
- Computer and telephone logs.
- Records of office access.
- Travel and expense records.
- As a former employee, the defendant has no authorized or legitimate purpose for using or disclosing the employer’s trade secret information.
- The employer will be competitively injured by the employee’s or the new employer’s use or disclosure of this information.