Randy Kay and Steven Zadravecz again named among Daily Journal's Top Trade Secrets Lawyers
Partners Randy Kay, resident of both the San Diego and Silicon Valley offices, and Steven Zadravecz, resident of the Irvine Office, have been selected by the Daily Journal for inclusion in its fifth annual list of Top Trade Secrets Lawyers in California.
Mr. Kay, who appears on the Top Trade Secrets Lawyers list for the fifth consecutive year, is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice and serves as chair of the Firm's global Trade Secrets area of focus. He represents intellectual property owners in disputes over trade secrets, confidential information, patents, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, copyrights, unfair competition, license agreements and other contracts. Mr. Kay's matters involve technologies in computers, software, telecommunications, semiconductors, medical devices, biotech, and the life sciences. Recent highlights include representing a San Diego healthcare company and navigating a large trade secret case through complex international discovery with successful outcomes in multiple rounds of jurisdictional fights, summary judgment motions, and Daubert challenges. Beyond the courtroom, he serves as co-editor and co-author for the treatise Trade Secret Litigation & Protection, published by the California Lawyers Association.
Mr. Zadravecz, who appears on the Daily Journal's list for the fourth consecutive year, is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice. He represents clients in matters that include high-stakes trade secret litigation and high profile, defense-side employment litigation issues. Over the past several years, Mr. Zadravecz has achieved significant and consequential wins for the Firm's clients in trade secret matters, including jury verdicts following trial. Recent highlights include a jury verdict on behalf of a medical device manufacturer against a former employee on a novel theory—a claim of misappropriation of trade secrets against a non-competitor. After the jury's verdict, the court issued a permanent injunction which, among other things, required defendants to "remediate" (i.e., search for and remove) the medical company's trade secrets, and later awarded more than $550,000 in attorneys' fees and costs. Mr. Zadravecz represents corporate clients on the plaintiff side to protect valuable assets and prevent unfair competition, and on the defense side to protect the right of fair access to the marketplace and to attract talented employees.