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Provided by Robert B Milligan

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Robert Milligan co-chairs Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice group. His practice primarily focuses on trade secret, non-compete, and data theft/protection litigation, investigations, and transactional work. Robert represents multinational companies in a variety of key industries in trade secrets and restrictive covenant litigation and routinely provides valuable transactional advice on how to best protect valuable intellectual property assets in significant business transactions. He is a recognized national leader in trade secrets law serving on the prestigious Sedona Conference for Trade Secrets Working Group and serving as a Chair of the California Lawyer Association’s Trade Secrets Interest Group. He previously served in similar positions for the ABA and ITechLaw. Clients frequently turn to Robert for his practical and effective advice to address their trade secret and non-compete issues, including conducting internal investigations, trade secret audits, and drafting relevant agreements and policies. In the past few years alone, he has obtained numerous injunctions in several high profile “bet-the-company” matters involving high level executives and has also defeated numerous requests for injunctive relief in similar type matters. Robert is a leading industry expert on trade secret and non-compete matters and is often interviewed by the media concerning high profile and significant trade secret matters. He played a leading role on the ABA Intellectual Property Section, and he was instrumental in drafting an ABA resolution in support of the passage of Defend Trade Secrets Act, which were credited by Congress in its ultimate passage. He is the Editor in Chief of the firm’s award winning trade secrets blog, http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/, and he coordinates the firm’s popular trade secrets webinar series, which produces regular timely content on significant trade secret issues. He also played a leading role as a founding member of the Sedona Group’s Trade Secret Working Group and recently served as Senior Editor of the Sedona Group’s paper “Protecting Trade Secrets throughout the Employment Life Cycle.” He is also the co-editor and an author of a leading Trade Secrets treatise entitled Trade Secret Litigation and Protection: A Practice Guide to the DTSA and the CUTSA. More information about Robert Milligan can be found at https://www.seyfarth.com/people/robert-b-milligan.html

Professional Memberships

Chair of the California Lawyer Association’s Trade Secrets Interest Group; ITechLaw Association; American Bar Association, Trade Secrets and Tortious Interference Committee; The Sedona Conference’s Working Group 12 on Trade Secrets, Inaugural Steering Committee; IPO Trade Secrets Committee; AIPLA Trade Secrets Group.

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