Cases & Deals

Global chemical company protects trade secrets, obtains judgment, damages, and attorneys' fees against former employee

Client(s) Global chemical company

Jones Day assisted a global chemical company in pursuing claims of trade secret misappropriation and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA") against a former employee when the company discovered the employee had been systematically downloading decades of its trade secrets and confidential information. Jones Day was successful in obtaining a temporary restraining order against the former employee and served as a liaison for the company in interactions with the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and Department of Commerce in a parallel criminal investigation. After extensive motion practice, including briefing on a preliminary injunction, Jones Day secured a default judgment and damages, as well an award of attorneys' fees for violations of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and the CFAA.