February 28, 2023

Munger, Tolles & Olson Partner Miriam Kim Authors Article on Protecting Trade Secrets

Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Miriam Kim authored an article titled “Strategies For Protecting Trade Secrets Amid Tech Layoffs,” published by Law360.

In the article, Ms. Kim discussed the risks posed to trade secrets amid tech layoffs and the rehiring of laid-off workers by competitors, as well as the steps companies can take to protect valuable trade secrets. Some of the recommendations suggested in the article include data loss prevention software, confidentiality agreements, noncompete clauses, as well as certifications of clean arrival and departure.

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Ms. Kim’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation and high-stakes investigations, with an emphasis on trade secret matters, marketing and false advertising claims and technology disputes. Over the course of her career, she has received numerous accolades including being named a Top Trade Secret Lawyer twice by the Daily Journal and most recently a Woman Leader in Tech Law by The Recorder.

About Munger, Tolles & Olson’s Trade Secret and Employee Mobility Practice

In a world in which confidential information is increasingly shared and stored digitally, and where the places information and data can reside are proliferating rapidly, trade secret and employee mobility counseling and litigation have become a substantial part of our firm’s practice and of the services we offer to our clients.

Employees are telecommuting, working on tablet computers while traveling, file sharing through cloud-based storage providers, collaborating across offices and companies on wikis, and living life 24/7 on mobile devices. This has created complex challenges both for companies seeking to protect their trade secrets and for those seeking to avoid receiving or using other companies’ trade secrets.
Munger, Tolles & Olson has developed a strong emphasis in trade secret law and the related issues associated with employees who move from one competitor to the next. We represent companies and individuals across industries in a wide variety of trade secret and employee mobility cases. With a deep bench of attorneys experienced in these matters, Munger Tolles is at the forefront of protecting and defending the rights, intellectual property, and financial security of organizations embroiled in these complex legal situations.

Learn more about our Trade Secret and Employee Mobility Practice.