Chair of the Litigation Department
Kate Perrelli is a partner in the firm’s Boston office and Chair of Seyfarth’s Litigation Department. She is a trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience representing regional, national, and international corporations in the financial services, transportation, manufacturing, technology, pharmaceutical, and staffing industries. Her commercial practice focuses on trial work and counseling in the areas of trade secrets and restrictive covenants, unfair competition and complex commercial disputes, including dealer/franchise disputes, and contract disputes.
Chair of the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, and Non-Competes Practice Group
Michael Wexler is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, where he is Chair of the Chicago Litigation Department and Chair of the national Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, and Non-Competes Practice Group. His practice focuses on trial work and counseling in the areas of trade secrets and restrictive covenants, corporate espionage, unfair competition, complex commercial disputes, intellectual property infringement, and white collar criminal defense in both federal and state courts. A former state prosecutor, Mr. Wexler’s extensive investigatory experience and considerable jury trial practice enables him to advise clients with regard to potential disputes and represent clients through and including a determination of their rights at trial.
Editor of Trading Secrets and Co-Chair of the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, and Non-Competes Practice Group
Robert Milligan is the Editor of the blog and co-chair of the national Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, and Non-Competes Practice Group. He is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles offices. His practice encompasses a wide variety of commercial litigation and employment matters, including general business disputes, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and other intellectual property theft, real estate litigation, insurance bad faith, invasion of privacy, products liability, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour disputes, ADA and OSHA compliance, whistleblower cases, bankruptcy and other business torts. Mr. Milligan has represented clients in state and federal courts in complex commercial litigation and employment litigation. His experience includes trials, binding arbitrations and administrative hearings, mediations, as well as appellate proceedings.
Justin K. Beyer
Justin K. Beyer is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Beyer focuses his practice in the areas of product liability, complex commercial litigation, and trade secrets, including seeking and defending against injunctive relief based on claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and breaches of non-competition agreements. Mr. Beyer has represented plaintiffs and defendants in the agricultural, banking, construction, food processing equipment manufacturing, general manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, real estate development, and transportation industries.
Jesse Coleman is a partner in the Houston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. His practice encompasses various types of civil litigation facing the health care industry, energy industry, and related industries. This includes representing managed care organizations, insurance companies, hospital systems, and physicians in matters involving contract disputes, peer review and credentialing proceedings, Medicaid bid protests, antitrust claims, defamation claims, EMTALA claims, ERISA claims, professional liability claims, and regulatory matters before state and federal agencies. He has also represented and counseled both health care and energy-sector clients in numerous trade secret disputes.
Daniel Hart is a partner in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. A member of the Labor & Employment department, he focuses his practice in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including race, gender, national origin, age, and disability discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, and common law tort claims, before various state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
Scott Humphrey is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, & Non-Compete practice group. He serves on the Group’s National Steering Committee and has successfully prosecuted and defended trade secrets and restrictive covenant cases throughout the United States. In doing so, Scott has successfully obtained and defeated temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and permanent injunctions involving trade secret and restrictive covenant matters for clients in the technology, securities and financial services, transportation, electronics, software, insurance, healthcare, consumer products, and manufacturing industries. Scott has also written and reviewed restrictive covenant agreements for both Fortune 100 and small privately held corporations.
Wan Li is a partner in the Shanghai office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Wan has over 20 years of experience in China-related matters advising a diverse range of clients in employment, mergers and acquisitions (corporate and cross-border), private equity and corporate matters including restructuring. He has a broad practice focused on foreign direct investments into China and representing Chinese companies in relation to multinational transactions including acquisition of equity and assets of telecommunication, internet, high-tech, energy and resources, medicine and dairy products companies.
Dawn Mertineitis a partner in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Ms. Mertineit specializes in non-compete and trade secrets litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, from pre-litigation counseling through to judgment or settlement, as well as advising her clients on their non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants. Ms. Mertineit also has experience litigating a variety of employment actions, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims, partnership disputes, banking and finance matters, breach of contract suits, product and premises liability actions, real estate disputes, construction claims, and various tort actions.
Marcus Mintz is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Mintz’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including cases involving post-merger disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets and intellectual property, equity rights, and business tort claims. Mr. Mintz has represented a wide range of clients, including medical device manufacturers, clinical research organizations, automotive manufacturers, defense contractors, construction companies, insurance companies, and a variety of private business owners. Mr. Mintz has represented and counseled clients through all phases and forms of litigation, including pre-litigation resolution, alternative dispute resolution, administrative law proceedings, emergency injunctions, jury trials, and appeals.
Eddy Salcedo is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer and is currently in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He has successfully represented a wide range of clients in trade secret, enforcement of non-competition agreements, partnership disputes, and trademark infringement litigations. He has also served as trial counsel for parties in construction and real estate development disputes, contract disputes, and general commercial and civil litigation. His experience includes state and federal bench and jury trials, appeals and arbitrations. He has appeared as counsel of record in the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals of New York (New York’s highest state court), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Salcedo is a native Spanish speaker.
Joshua Salinas is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, practicing in the areas of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, computer fraud, and commercial litigation. Joshua’s experience includes the prosecution and defense of trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition claims.
Bob Stevens is a partner in the Labor and Employment and Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Non-Competes Groups of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He has over 15 years of experience representing public and privately held companies throughout the United States in employment related litigation. He concentrates his practice on litigation and counseling matters involving employment discrimination, restrictive covenant, trade secret, and wage and hour issues.
Peter Talibart is a partner in the International Labor & Employment practice of Seyfarth Shaw (UK) LLP and leads the firm’s London office. He is qualified in both Canada and the UK. Mr. Talibart is employment counsel to major multinationals and financial institutions on strategic cross-border employment issues. His expertise is in all aspects of UK and cross-border employment law, in particular corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance (employment), financial services compliance and ethical issues.
John Tomaszewski is a partner in the International Data Protection Practice Group. He has significant experience counseling companies regarding data protection and information security throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. His clients have included a myriad of technology companies as well as financial services, pharmaceuticals, and e-commerce companies of all sizes. John has prepared privacy and security documentation for HR departments, cloud service providers, social media companies, and a host of both traditional “brick-and-mortar” and emerging technology clients. He has also developed fair information practice statements, certification practice statements, PKI policies, non-disclosure agreements, and similar information security and confidentiality instruments.
Erik Weibust is a partner in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and is a member of the Securities and Financial Litigation and Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice groups. He is also an active member of the firm’s national Whistleblower Team.
Rebecca Woods is a partner in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She is a seasoned litigator with trial experience. She also counsels clients on litigation avoidance strategies. As a commercial litigator at heart, her subject matter experience is broad, and includes trade secrets, insurance coverage, business torts, construction litigation and real estate matters.
James Yu is a senior counsel in the Litigation and Labor & Employment Departments. He has defended several class action lawsuits, including wage and hour class and collective actions, and is experienced in handling multi-district litigations. He has regularly handled and tried a diverse range of matters, including complex contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation and business tort cases, products liability and toxic tort defense, and several actions defending servicers of commercial mortgage loans involving multi-level debt structures.