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Beck Reed Riden LLP Offices
155 FEDERAL STREET
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02110
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Beck Reed Riden LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
The ‘incredibly effective’ Boston-based boutique Beck Reed Riden LLP, known for its ‘well-informed counseling and tenacious litigation’ is headed by Russell Beck, who is described as ‘one of, if not the most prominent thought leader in this area’. The firm focuses its practice on trade secret and non-compete work for its market-spanning client list, including such well-known companies as Staples, Inc.. It has a particular specialism in counseling and litigating on misappropriation cases involving employee hire and departures. Co-founder of the firm and notable litigator Stephen Riden is a name to note, as is the ‘talented’ Nicole Daly. Senior counsel Sarah Tishler, who specialises in trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and employee mobility work joined the team in August 2022 from Williams Simons & Landis PLC.
‘Russell Beck is one of the most prominent, if not the most prominent thought leader in this area. No one knows the area of restrictive covenant law and legislation better than him.’
‘Beck Reed Riden’s knowledge, experience and reputation in trade secrets disputes makes them unique.’
‘Russell Beck and his team are incredibly effective, efficient and they get results.’
‘BRR’s team are excellent listeners who help think through practical solutions. They live the matter with you, and lead with common sense approaches.’
‘The firm has particular expertise in providing thoughtful, well-informed counseling and tenacious litigation where needed in connection with the movement of high-value employees to and from competitors. The firm is up-to-the minute on the law and draws on deep courtroom experience, making it ready to assess and strategize on almost every matter that may arise. They’ve likely seen it and solved it before and thought of many potential strategies in advance.’
‘The firm is justifiably well-known for its work in educating businesses on navigating key issues in not only Massachusetts, but far more generally. Its team draw upon a nationwide network of experienced lawyers with whom it can partner when appropriate in an unfamiliar court. It has also built a loyal, talented following of associates as well as the principal partners.’
‘Russell Beck is a standout for his in-depth knowledge, practical experience, and personable demeanor. His commitment to the field enables him to deliver well-reasoned advice extremely efficiently. He and his partners have hired and mentored a talented team, including on general employment issues.’
‘Nicole Daly is talented, on departing employee matters, Heather Krauss and Sara Tishler. They all provide extremely user-friendly advice.’
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.
Blue-Grace Logistics LLC
Ideal Image, Inc.
Commvault Systems, Inc.
Bay Equity LLC
Alegeus Technologies, LLC
- Represented Staples in litigation and day-to-day counseling concerning the protection of company trade secrets and related issues in connection with, among other things, employee hires and departures.
- Represented Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in day-to-day counselling for Novartis on questions concerning the protection of company trade secrets and related issues in connection with, among other things, employee hires and departures.
- Represented Commvault Systems, Inc. in litigation and day-to-day counselling on questions concerning the protection of company trade secrets and related issues in connection with, among other things, employee hires and departures.