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A Guide To Using The DTSA For Misappropriation Recourse

Special Counsel Nicholas Armington authored an article in Law360, providing guidance on recourse for trade secret misappropriation under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act.

Nick wrote, “Bringing suit under the DTSA allows a party to avail itself of the federal courts, which can be advantageous since federal courts often are more adept at addressing highly complex technical issues arising in trade secret cases. However, bringing a claim under the DTSA can be a double-edged sword. It can make a case that a company wishes to keep in state court — for any number of strategic reasons, including taking advantage of more employer-friendly laws or procedures — removable to federal court by the defendant.”