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Paul Hastings LLP

1117 S CALIFORNIA AVENUE, PALO ALTO, CA 94304-1106, USA
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Fax +1 650 320 1900
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Bradford Newman

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Work (650) 320-1827
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Paul Hastings LLP

Work Department

Employee Mobility, Trade Secrets, Complex Litigation, Employment Law

Position

Partner and Chair of Paul Hastings International Employee Mobility and Trade Secret Practice Group; Chair of Paul Hastings Silicon Valley Employment Law Department.

Career

Bradford Newman chairs Paul Hastings' Silicon Valley Employment Law practice. According to Chambers, he is a recognized ‚Äúauthority on trade secret cases.‚ÄĚ He founded and leads the firm‚Äôs International Employee Mobility and Trade Secret Practice Group and is the current chair of the ABA Employment Litigation Subcommittee (Business and Commercial Litigation Section). In connection with his national practice spanning many industries, Mr. Newman routinely serves as lead trial counsel in cases with potential eight and nine-figure liability, and has successfully litigated (both prosecuting and defending) a broad spectrum of trade secret and employee mobility cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Newman also successfully argued a case of first impression under the Communications Decency Act before the California Court of Appeal. He regularly advises and represents the world‚Äôs leading technology, banking, professional service, manufacturing and commerce companies in significant employee mobility matters, and provides audit committees and boards of directors with advice on complex Sarbanes-Oxley and state-law whistleblower issues, and with regard to internal corporate investigations involving claims of executive or director misconduct.

Member

Chair of the ABA Employment Litigation Subcommittee. Co-Chair of the ABA Working Group to devise the American Bar Association Recommended Business Conduct Standards to Eradicate Labor Trafficking and Child Labor in Hiring and Supply Chain Practices. Founder and Editor of the Employee Mobility, Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets Chapter in the ABA Business Law Section's National Annual Review. Served as a legal writing and research Instructor at Hastings College of the Law. Published on a wide variety of employment-related topics.

Education

University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1995. University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1992, cum laude.

Leisure

Founder of www.GiveLocally.net, an online site that raises and delivers funds for pre-screened families in need.


United States: Intellectual property

Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Within: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Paul Hastings LLP has a prominent trade secrets team, handling both litigation and advisory matters, with a  strong emphasis on the financial services and technology sectors. The employee mobility and trade secrets practice is headed by Palo Alto's Bradford Newman, who recently represented Opus Bank in a trade secrets case against five former employees who left to found their own healthcare lending practice. Based is the firm's Los Angeles office, a team including Elena Baca and Jennifer Baldocchi acted for Fiber Systems International in a matter against a former executive, wherein the team obtained a permanent injunction in Texas against the former executive following his breach of strategic and budgetary trade secrets; the team went on to successfully litigate a claim in the California courts, which sought to invalidate numerous non-compete agreements. The trade secrets group also benefits from a strong specialty litigation team including Jeff Pade in Washington DC, Mark Pollack in Chicago. Victoria Cundiff chairs the global trade secrets practice from the New York office.

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United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Paul Hastings LLP has strong capabilities in the labor and employment sphere. Clients regularly engage the team to handle class actions and high-stakes claims relating to wage and hour, discrimination and trade secrets. New York-based practice head Patrick Shea has more than 35 years of experience; together with Barbara Brown and Carson Sullivan, both in Washington DC, he continues to represent Goldman Sachs in a nationwide gender discrimination class action. The group also handles a variety of matters for Google; in a recent work highlight, Cameron Fox is defending the tech giant in a widely publicized class action against a former employee, who claims that caucasians, males and political conservatives have suffered discrimination at Google. Elena Baca successfully acted for Fiber Systems International after a former executive and his new employer, Glenair, tried to invalidate the executive’s lawful post-employment restraints as well as the ones in every FSI contract on a nationwide level; Baca, alongside Fox and Jennifer Baldocchi, was able to dismiss the claims. Other members of the practice group include Nancy Abell, who is a widely recognized employment specialist, and Paul Grossman. Zach Hutton, Paul Cane and Jeffrey Wohl are key practitioners in the San Francisco office. Further recommended individuals are Neal Mollen and Kenneth Willner in Washington DC, Kenneth Gage and Marc Bernstein in New York, Bradford Newman in Palo Alto, as well as Donna Melby and Leslie Abbott. Felicia Davis made partner in February 2018. Stephen Sonnenberg retired. Named attorneys are based in Los Angeles except where indicated otherwise.

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Workplace and employment counseling

Within: Workplace and employment counseling

Paul Hastings LLP has expertise in advising on the full gamut of employment matters, including but not limited to terminations, internal harassment investigations and mandatory arbitration agreements. Practice head Patrick Shea is based in New York and focuses on employee benefits, employment discrimination, and wrongful discharge. He and Kenneth Gage led settlement negotiations in a global mediation for a telecoms company, which followed the acquisition of a satellite service provider. Other clients include Google, IBM and General Electric. In Washington DC, Barbara Brown  handles employment compliance diagnostics and strategic advice on diversity programs, while Kenneth Willner is a key contact for high-level testing and employee selection procedures and related questions; Carson Sullivan is also noted. New York-based Marc Bernstein has more than 25 years of experience. Senior counsel Kirby Wilcox in San Francisco, Bradford Newman in Palo Alto and Nancy Abell in Los Angeles are key contacts in California.

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