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.
Colton Long is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Employment and Compensation Group. Colton litigates employment, business, and executive compensation matters nationwide, with a particular focus on cases involving securities whistleblower allegations, non-complete and trade secret litigation, and executive compensation disputes. Colton also regularly litigates and advises on matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, and state and local equivalents. In addition to his wide-ranging litigation practice, Colton advises companies in a broad spectrum of employment-related matters involving mergers, acquisitions, and workforce restructurings, helping employers navigate the intricacies of state, federal and international laws governing such actions. As a devoted advocate, litigator, and advisor Colton prides himself on providing thorough and high quality services to companies nationally and internationally. In recognition of his work, Colton has been awarded a “Rising Star” designation by Super Lawyers magazine in both Illinois and Minnesota, a designation given to only 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state under 40 for excellence in practice.