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ABA Encourages Encryption of Emails When Transmitting Confidential Client Information

USA - May 22 2017 In a recent formal Ethics Opinion, the American Bar Association stressed that lawyers must make reasonable efforts to prevent inadvertent or...

Andrew T. Stark.


Will The Massachusetts Legislature Finally Be Able To Keep Its New Year’s Resolution to Pass Non-Compete Reform?

USA - January 25 2017 Last Friday, on January 20, 2017, the Massachusetts Legislature began its annual tradition of attempting to promulgate non-compete and trade secret...

Katherine Perrelli, Andrew T. Stark, Dawn Mertineit.


Federal Court Rejects Defend Trade Secrets Act Whistleblower Immunity Defense on a Motion to Dismiss and Orders Employee to Return Stolen Trade Secrets

USA - December 19 2016 This past Spring, we reported on the recently enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), which provides a new federal civil cause of action to trade...

Robert A. Fisher, Andrew T. Stark.


A Holiday Miracle? Massachusetts Legislature Discussing Late-Session Non-Compete Deal

USA - November 22 2016 Apparently there may be some life left yet in the Massachusetts Legislature’s attempt to pass non-compete reform this year. As we previously reported...


CFTC Proposes New Rule Allowing it to Obtain Trading Firm’s Trade Secrets Without Due Process

USA - November 10 2016 As the Obama administration winds down, its regulators are showing no signs of letting up. Last week the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...

Andrew T. Stark.