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Bradford Newman is a litigation partner resident in Baker McKenzie's Palo Alto Office and Chair of the North America Trade Secrets Practice. According to Chambers USA, Brad is a "recognized authority on trade secrets cases" who "is valued for his tenacious, intelligent and thoughtful approach to trade secrets matters." Bradford regularly serves as lead trial counsel in cases with potential eight and nine-figure liability, and has successfully litigated (both prosecuting and defending) a broad spectrum of trade secrets cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. He routinely advises and represents the world's leading technology, banking, professional service, manufacturing and commerce companies in connection with their most significant data protection and trade secret matters. Bradford is the author of Protecting Intellectual Property in the Age of Employee Mobility: Forms and Analysis, a comprehensive treatise published by ALM that offers authoritative guidance on legal risks and practical steps companies can take to protect their IP and remedy IP theft.

Listen on-demand to our Eye on AI video chat series, which covers the need-to-know legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence and machine learning. Baker McKenzie’s North America AI and Machine Learning team features a cross-disciplinary team of industry ranked and recognized attorneys who can help you with the technical, transactional and…

Listen on-demand to our Eye on AI video chat series, which covers the need-to-know legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence and machine learning. Baker McKenzie’s North America AI and Machine Learning team features a cross-disciplinary team of industry ranked and recognized attorneys who can help you with the technical, transactional and…

Welcome to Baker McKenzie’s new Labor and Employment video chat series for US employers. Our lawyers will provide quick, practical tips on today’s most pressing issues for US employers navigating the new normal. The videos complement our blog, The Employer Report, which provides written legal updates and practical insights about the…

We are pleased to announce the release of the Global Oil & Gas Survey: Response to the Oil Price Crisis.

This multijurisdictional survey current to Q4 2020 summarizes the response of 24 key oil producing jurisdictions to the 2020 oil price crisis and the drop in demand resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. For each of these jurisdictions our Baker McKenzie oil & gas experts have outlined the government’s response to the crisis, the ensuing sector vulnerabilities, as well as certain critical issues to watch out for — including the implications for the energy transition for each country. An interactive map enables clients to easily access jurisdictions of particular interest.

Welcome to Baker McKenzie’s new Labor and Employment video chat series for US employers. Our lawyers will provide quick, practical tips on today’s most pressing issues for US employers navigating the new normal. The videos complement our blog, The Employer Report, which provides written legal updates and practical insights about the…

The North America Trade Secrets Practice discusses a novel argument asserted by two defendants in an ongoing trade secret misappropriation case filed by Cisco in California federal court that has the potential to impact almost every company’s Confidential Information and Invention Assignment Agreements, both in California and beyond.

Welcome to Baker McKenzie’s new Labor and Employment video chat series for US employers. Our lawyers will provide quick, practical tips on today’s most pressing issues for US employers navigating the new normal. The videos complement our blog, The Employer Report, which provides written legal updates and practical insights about the…

The North America Trade Secrets Practice presents a closer look at the DOJ’s China Initiative, which was announced in 2018, and what it means for investigating and prosecuting claims of trade secret misappropriation that involve a China aspect. How, if at all, would a new presidential administration be likely to change the Initiative? What has happened so far, and what are the trends? 

For decades California employers have relied on a 1985 decision to enforce contractual provisions prohibiting solicitation of employees after termination; but a lot happened to change this in November 2018 with the California Court of Appeals decision in the AMN case.  Since 2018, there have been additional developments all companies should understand.

Our partners will discuss these issues and what they mean for companies doing business in California that utilize or are contemplating using employee non-solicitation clauses.

Welcome to Baker McKenzie’s Labor and Employment video chat series! In these quick and bite-sized video chats, our employment partners team up with practitioners in various areas of law to discuss the most pressing issues for employers navigating the return to work. This series builds on our recent client alert…