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14 Years Ranked

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Massachusetts

4 Years Ranked

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Provided by Russell Beck

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Russell Beck is a business, trade secrets, and employee mobility litigator, nationally recognized for his trade secrets and noncompete experience. He was invited to the Obama White House to develop guidelines for the proper use of noncompetes, and has been cited as an expert on trade secrets and noncompetes by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the White House, the Treasury Department, National Public Radio, the BBC World News Service, PBS Newshour, Le Monde, and many others.

Russell represents clients in Massachusetts and nationally, both in litigation and in the prevention and minimization of litigation and litigation risks. He has over 30 years of experience as a complex business, trade secrets, and noncompete litigator, representing clients throughout the country.

Russell writes and administers the award-winning Fair Competition Law blog and publishes and lectures frequently. He has authored the books, Trade Secrets Law for the Massachusetts Practitioner (1st ed. MCLE 2019) and Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (6th ed., MCLE, Inc. 2021). He also prepared Beck Reed Riden LLP’s widely used 50 State Noncompete Survey (the first of its kind and updated regularly since 2010), the firm’s 50 State Trade Secrets Comparison Chart (also the first of its kind), and the Ten Minute Trade Secret Training Series of videos.

Career

Russell was a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he was founder and chair of the Trade Secret/Noncompete Practice. Before that, he was a partner at Epstein Becker & Green, PC, and an associate at Reynolds Rappaport & Kaplan and at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Awards

"Lawyer of the Year"

Best Lawyers

2023

"Lawyer of the Year"

Best Lawyers

2022

"Lawyer of the Year"

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

2019

Hall of Fame

Legal 500

2023

Top 10 Lawyers

Super Lawyers®

2023

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