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New Defend Trade Secrets Act

Litigation partner Ron Coleman has been a leading voice in support of the recently enacted federal Defend Trade Secrets Act. The DTSA, signed into law on May 11, 2016, creates the first ever federal civil cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. Ron was asked to join a group of 18 experienced trade secret litigators from law firms across the country to co-sign a letter to Congressional sponsors urging passage of this legislation, which was entered into the Congressional Record as part of debate on the bill. See the Letter Here He also developed and moderated a program at last month’s ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference entitled “Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act – New Options and Strategies for Trade Secret Litigation.” The enactment of the DTSA will bring many changes and different strategic choices to trade secret litigation, including access to the nationwide reach of the federal courts and powerful new remedies like an ex parte seizure order to recover misappropriated trade secret materials. Parker Hudson’s knowledgeable and experienced trade secret litigators can help both plaintiffs and defendants navigate this new world of trade secret litigation.

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In the News

January 2017 - Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs is pleased to announced that Tracy M. Field has joined the firm's Atlanta office as a partner in the Health Law practice group. "We are... Read more »

December 2016 - Ed Dobbs was elected to The Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators, a chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

December 2016 - David Russell and Justin Arpey were completely victorious in a FINRA securities arbitration that they tried for a week in Boston on behalf of a major broker-dealer. Their client prevailed... Read more »

Upcoming Events

3/23/2017 - Bobbi Acord Noland, a partner with the firm's Commercial Finance practice group, will be presenting "Syndicated Credit Agreements - Current Issues and Best Practices" at the UNC Banking Law Institute in March 2017, in Charlotte, NC.

3/27/2017 - Tracy M. Field, a partner with the firm's Health Industry practice group, will be presenting '"Random" is Not Necessarily "Valid": Managing and Defending Against Statistics in Audits and VCA Claims' at The 21st Annual Compliance Institute, HCCA, in National Harbor, MD, on March 27, 2017.

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