Jones Day's Randy Kay and Steven Zadravecz among Daily Journal's Top Trade Secrets Lawyers for 2021
Jones Day partners Randy Kay and Steven Zadravecz have been selected by the Daily Journal for inclusion in its third annual list of Top Trade Secrets Lawyers in California.
Mr. Kay, who appears on the Daily Journal's Top Trade Secrets Lawyers list for the third consecutive year, is a partner in Jones Day's Intellectual Property Practice and serves as chair of the Firm's global Trade Secrets practice. He has more than 30 years of experience advising on trade secret disputes, including matters involving cybersecurity and data breaches. He counsels companies on protection of trade secret assets, handles trade secret misappropriation disputes arising from business dealings and departing personnel, and has served as an expert witness on trade secret litigation. Mr. Kay leads the Jones Day team representing Micron Technology as a plaintiff in a trade secret and RICO lawsuit against Taiwanese and Chinese entities accused of theft of Micron's semiconductor processing technology. He also represents a California-based health care company in an international trade secret litigation against global data science entities and individuals resident in the UAE.
Mr. Zadravecz, who appears on the Daily Journal's list for the second consecutive year, is a partner in the Firm's Labor & Employment Practice and has 25 years of experience representing employers in matters that include high-stakes trade secret litigation (for both plaintiffs and defendants) and high profile, defense-side employment litigation issues. Over the past few years, Mr. Zadravecz has achieved significant and consequential wins for Jones Day trade secrets clients, including a jury verdict in 2021 (one of the first COVID-19-era trials in California) finding in favor of a Jones Day client on the issue of trade secret misappropriation (the reasonable royalty and injunctive relief motions are pending); a $15 million verdict following a successful jury trial in a trade secret misappropriation case; and significant and early litigation wins in several trade secrets cases, including securing several ex parte, temporary restraining orders against employees who attempted to abscond with trade secrets.