Bret Cohen

Bret Cohen

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Protections of the Newly Enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law. This important new legislation creates a federal private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation in which “[a]n owner of a...more

5/12/2016 - Asset Seizure Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Ex Parte Misappropriation Private Right of Action Whistleblower Protection Policies

Explaining the Provisions of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) is now one signature away from becoming law. On April 4, 2016, the Senate unanimously passed the DTSA and, last week, on April 27, the House of Representatives followed suit, passing the...more

5/5/2016 - Asset Seizure Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Ex Parte Misappropriation Pending Legislation Preemption Private Right of Action Remedies Trade Secrets Whistleblower Protection Policies

Surprise! You Get to Arbitrate! Massachusetts Courts Continue to Permit Third Parties to Enforce Arbitration Agreements

Two Massachusetts decisions—including one from the state’s highest court—applied the same standard regarding enforcement of an agreement to arbitrate. In each case, plaintiffs signed arbitration agreements with another...more

5/18/2015 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Employment Contract Ernst & Young

No More Playing Cute With Non-Solicitation Obligations: First Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects "Customer Called Me First" Argument

Non-solicitation agreements now may have more teeth in Massachusetts. This week, in Corporate Technologies, Inc. v. Harnett, the First Circuit Court of Appeals allowed to stand an earlier injunction prohibiting Brian Harnett,...more

9/30/2013 - Compliance Enforcement Non-Solicitation Agreements

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