Benchmark Litigation has named partner Eric Akira Tate a Labor and Employment Star in the fourth edition of its annual Benchmark Labor & Employment guide. Labor and Employment Stars are lawyers who are highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong case record and positive client feedback.
Eric co-chairs Morrison & Foerster’s Global Employment and Labor Group. He represents clients in bet-the-company trade secrets, employee mobility litigation, sensitive workplace investigations and executive disputes across the United States and internationally. His impressive recent work includes successfully prosecuting and defending trade secrets misappropriation, breach of duty and contract disputes for leading technology and biotech clients involving employees from California to Florida to New York and other states in between.
Eric is a leader in the American Bar Association (ABA) Labor Committee and Labor and Employment Law Section (LEL) Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, serving as co-chair of the Covenants Not to Compete and Trade Secrets Subcommittee. He was also recently elected to a second term on the Council (board of directors) for the LEL and as a member of the 2021 Fellows class of the College of Labor and Employment lawyers. Over the last decade, Eric also has served as a volunteer mediator for the Northern District of California’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program, where he mediates cases that are referred from various district court judges. He is a noted thought leader in various areas of employment law and sits on the review board for leading BNA treatises; Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey; Covenants Not to Compete; Employee Duty of Loyalty; and Tortious Interference in the Employment Context.
You can view the 2021 edition of Benchmark Labor and Employment by visiting the Benchmark Litigation website.