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Eric Akira Tate Named Top Trade Secrets Lawyer Again by Daily Journal

07 Oct 2021

For the second year in a row, Daily Journal has named San Francisco partner Eric Akira Tate in its list of “Top Trade Secrets Lawyers.” 

Eric, who co-chairs Morrison & Foerster’s Global Employment and Labor Group, was recognized for his work on bet-the-company trade secrets and employee mobility disputes across the United States and internationally. His work in the last two years includes successfully representing a leading cloud-data platform company in disputes alleging Defend Trade Secrets Act and related claims against a competitor and former employee in multi-state litigation matters, successfully defending a foreign-based biotech company accused of information and employee theft in the Southeastern U.S., as well as prosecuting multiple trade secret and employee mobility cases on behalf of a leading Silicon Valley technology company.

Daily Journal also recognized Eric for his professional contributions outside the courtroom. A leader in the American Bar Association (ABA) Labor Committee and Labor and Employment Law Section (LEL) Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee. Eric serves as co-chair of the Covenants Not to Compete and Trade Secrets Subcommittee and 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.

Eric is a noted thought leader in various areas of employment law and serves as an associate editor and 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.

Eric has also been previously recognized as one of Daily Journal’s “Top 20 Under 40,” and as a “Top Employment & Labor Lawyer” in 2019.

Profiles for all of the winning lawyers have been featured in a special Top Trade Secrets Lawyers issue of Daily Journal published on October 6th.

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