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People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

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Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
WHO WANT MORE FROM THEIR ATTORNEY

The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

Los Angeles Theft of Trade Secrets Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | June 9, 2021
(Last Updated On: March 12, 2023)

Theft of trade secrets can be a very serious offense for an individual or business. There are laws in place that protect small businesses and corporations from having their trade secrets exposed. But the definition of “trade secret” can vary. In order to determine that theft of trade secrets has happened, a prosecutor must first prove that the stolen information was a trade secret in the first place.

This law offers a wide range of protections. However, it will not extend to corporations or small businesses that do not safeguard their information. On top of this, businesses cannot consider every confidential piece of information a trade secret.

Trade secrets might include data, graphs, drawings, and documents that show confidential information about the business. There are a variety of things that have been defined as trade secrets in the past:

  • Plans and business models
  • Computer data and programs
  • Financial data about costs
  • Information about clients, including their names and contact information
  • Blueprints and drawings
  • Specifications and formulas
  • Marketing content
  • Techniques and production methods
  • Transaction histories, purchase histories, and sales records

Not every bit of information that falls into one of these categories will qualify as a trade secret. In order to count as a trade secret, there must be two elements to the knowledge:

  • The value of the information is tied to its secrecy.
  • Efforts have been made to keep the information from being disclosed.

The value of the information is a huge element. The business would need to be damaged if other people found out about the information. It needs to be a valuable aspect of your business that gives you an advantage over your competition. It should not be something that can be easily intuited or researched by the public. If the information can be found by your competition or looked up using a public database of your business records, then you can’t protect it as a secret.

Now, if you want your information to qualify legally as a secret, then you need to treat it like a secret. That is to say, you need to make an effort to ensure that the secret remains confidential. The methods you use to do this will vary depending on the business and the information. It might be something like having employees sign non-disclosure agreements. It might also involve having strict protocols in place regarding who is allowed to access the trade secret information at any given time.

Value in Secrecy

You have to prove that the secrecy makes your information valuable. You will need to answer two important questions.

The first question is if a competitor would find the information valuable. Would it give them an advantage in your industry? Would it take away some of your advantage?

The next question is whether the information can be readily accessed by your competition or the public. You might think that all of your proceedings are confidential, but this element is actually quite hard to prove.

If your competition would be given a financial advantage by using the information, then it has value due to its secrecy. You might also take into account how long it took to procure and hone the information in a way that is beneficial to your business.

Part of the reason that the second question is so hard to answer is because there is a great deal of debate over what constitutes “generally known” knowledge. This debate makes up the majority of most back-and-forth when trade secret lawsuits are filed.

From a realistic perspective, if someone is given the right amount of time and puts enough effort into the project, they can learn whatever they want. There is an exception for formulas that are extremely complex and secret, like the formula that goes into Coca Cola. In addition, there’s no way for someone else to find out about your key business strategies beyond basic guessing.

But information doesn’t have to be completely secret to be protected. It can also be protected if it isn’t known in “general.” So the question then becomes how hard the competition would have to work to figure out the information.

The more you or your business has invested into the information, the more likely it is to qualify for protection. If you’ve spent time and energy putting together this information for yourself, you should be protected from having it stolen.

One example would be if you have a list of leads and existing clients that took hours and extensive marketing to create. This is a valuable piece of information that’s integral to your future marketing strategies. It is also something that can be protected, since you procured it specifically for your business.

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