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Michael Wexler

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, and Non-Competes


Mr. Wexler is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office and Chair of the national Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, and Non-Competes Practice Group. His practice focuses on trial work and counseling in the areas of trade secrets and restrictive covenants, corporate espionage, unfair competition, complex commercial disputes, intellectual property infringement, and white collar criminal defense in both federal and state courts. A former state prosecutor, Mr. Wexler’s extensive investigatory experience and considerable jury trial practice enables him to advise clients with regard to potential disputes and represent clients through and including a determination of their rights at trial. Mr. Wexler has successfully obtained and defended temporary restraining orders and preliminary and permanent injunctions in several jurisdictions. He has represented clients in the insurance, securities, finance, banking, transportation, manufacturing, technology, pharmaceuticals, advertising, real estate, employment, medical equipment, and computer industries throughout the United States. He can assist with patent litigation and other litigation involving complex technology. Mr. Wexler is also a member of the firm’s Administrative Committee and Lawyer Development Committee.


Mr. Wexler is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office and Chair of the national Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, and Non-Competes Practice Group.


J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (1991), Order of the Coif; Kent Legal Scholar; Member, Chicago-Kent Law Review; Member, National Moot Court Competition Teams; Legal Writing Teaching Assistant B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1988)

United States: Intellectual property

Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

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Michael Wexler - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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

The 'client-focused' and 'pragmatic' Seyfarth Shaw LLP is well known for its work in trade secret disputes. Los Angeles-based Robert Milligan jointly leads the team and is highly skilled in handling trade secret misappropriation disputes. He represented US Foods in obtaining permanent injunctions against two former employees who breached restrictive covenants and misappropriated trade secrets. Also leading the team is Chicago-based Michael Wexler, who has extensive experience in trade secret and restrictive covenant law. He acted for Stryker Corporation in a lawsuit against a former employee who had misappropriated trade secrets. Other key figures include Atlanta-based Daniel Hart, Chicago-based Scott Humphrey and Erik Weibust, who works in the Boston office.

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