President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law. The DTSA arms U.S. businesses with better weapons to combat trade secret theft by adding a federal civil cause of action to the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, which, previously, only provided criminal sanctions.
Alexander Hinckley is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Litigation Practice Group in Dallas. He has worked extensively in commercial litigation and trademark law, and also has three years of experience consulting small businesses. As a student at Furman University, he founded and served as risk manager for Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Zeta Lambda Chapter. Mr. Hinckley is a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society and a recipient of Southern Methodist University’s Bennett Scholarship of International Studies.