Brett Thomas

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

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Everyone Deserves To Have Secrets – Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) which brought with it a new era of accountability and expediency in protecting employers’ intellectual property. Whether proprietary...more

5/24/2016 - Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Immunity Intellectual Property Protection Misappropriation Popular Trade Secrets Whistleblower Protection Policies

New Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations Expand Obligations of California Employers

On April 1, 2016, California employers subject to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) will be required to comply with a plethora of amendments to the FEHA that were recently adopted by the California Fair Employment...more

3/22/2016 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Anti-Harassment Policies DFEH Employer Liability Issues Employment Discrimination FEHA FEHC New Regulations

The California Supreme Court Curtails Concepcion’s Protection of Arbitration Agreements

In AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the United States Supreme Court analyzed whether a court could refuse to enforce an arbitration agreement because the terms are “unconscionable,” meaning that one party did not have meaningful...more

11/7/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Federal Arbitration Act SCOTUS Unconscionable Contracts

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