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In today’s increasingly complex, fast-paced marketplace, even the threat of litigation can bring your business to a halt. Contracts with employees, vendors, suppliers, and partners may contain hidden uncertainties that can lead to a multi-million dollar dispute. In addition, companies face a wide variety of other issues such as tortious interference with contractual relations, civil conspiracy, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, deceptive trade practices, and breach of fiduciary duty.
As technology advances, litigation presents additional traps for the unwary. Document production that used to involve a search through file cabinets to turn over a few boxes of documents now involves hard drive and server searches and electronic production of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of documents. Internal emails present cross-border challenges in litigation of privilege issues, and social media posts may lead to charges of defamation. Our litigators have years of experience in electronic discovery, multimedia trial presentations, and records management.
We have represented clients in government investigations and legal challenges from competitors dealing with the unauthorized access of personal or confidential information, data breaches, online infringements, tracking software, abuse of personal information, identity theft, decryption, and unlawful data retention practices. We routinely represent clients in cases involving statutes such as:
- Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030
- Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2510
- Children Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. § 6501
- Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2701
- Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution
We also have significant experience in quashing and defending subpoenas. For example, we recently fully quashed seven federal subpoenas on behalf of various clients. The subpoenas were forced upon our clients by direct competitors, whose sole motive was to inspect our clients’ business model and business contacts. In this case, the federal judge granted our defense and prohibited all deposition requests and did not allow a single document to be produced.
Our Litigation Practice Group has substantial experience in high-stakes business litigation in state and federal courts across the country. Whether you need to protect your contractual rights, fight unfair competitive practices, or are being threatened with a lawsuit from a disgruntled former employee, our litigation group can achieve success for you both in and out of the courtroom.
Contact us today with your questions pertaining to federal civil litigation. Our experienced attorneys can provide the representation you need.