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Greenberg Traurig LLP

Kurt A Kappes

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Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Litigation

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Mr. Kappes is a managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Sacramento office. He is also the co-chair of the National Labor & Employment Practice's Non-Compete/Trade Secret and Employment Contract Litigation team. Mr. Kappes has broad trial and pretrial experience and has represented clients in many complex litigation cases involving class actions, commercial claims, trade secrets, products liability, professional malpractice, insurance bad faith, qui tam actions, unfair competition, Business and Professions Code Section 17200 actions, and SOX proceedings. He also represents clients in labor and employment issues, including advisory matters, trade secret audits, contracts, discrimination claims, whistleblower cases, and wrongful termination litigation.


United States: Intellectual property

Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

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

Kurt Kappes in Sacramento and Atlanta-based David Long-Daniels and Natasha Wilson lead Greenberg Traurig LLP’s team, which handles investigations and disputes arising from trade secrets misappropriation as well as advising clients on preventative strategy. Todd Wozniak in Atlanta assisted Sprayberry Dental Associates with a non-solicitation clause and data theft lawsuit against its former employees. Highlights also included representing Agilysys with a trade secret misappropriation claim against a former salesperson. Richard McCrea in Tampa is also noted, as is Ian Ballon, who splits his time between Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.

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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

At Greenberg Traurig LLP, practice co-chair James Boudreau, who is based in Philadelphia, is representing CVS Pharmacy in a putative class action filed by a group of CVS shift supervisors in Massachusetts, and is defending The Kellogg Company in purported class and collective actions alleging the company misclassifies its retail sales representatives as exempt from overtime under the FLSA and various state laws. In Atlanta, department co-chair David Long-Daniels is representing Landry’s in a putative class action. Phoenix Metals Company, Capital Health and Tenet Healthcare Corporation are also clients. Tampa-based Peter Zinober, Shira Yoshor in Houston, who is ‘a great communicator’, Kelly Bunting in Philadelphia, Justin Keith in Boston, and department co-chair Jonathan Sulds in New York are recommended. In Atlanta, John Richards, Todd Wozniak and Natasha Wilson, who co-chairs the complex employment litigation and trials team alongside Kurt Kappes in Sacramento and Long-Daniels, are also noted. Mark Kemple in Los Angeles and Naomi Beer in Denver co-head the class, collective and systemic employment litigation team with Boudreau. Key contacts in New Jersey include Wendy Johnson Lario, of counsel Micala Campbell Robinson and Kristine Feher.

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