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Beck Reed Riden LLP
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United States

Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) Tier 3

Beck Reed Riden LLP is widely acclaimed for its litigious and advisory acumen, working with both public sector bodies and blue-chip multinationals from the worlds of consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, tech, logistics, and private equity. Practice head Russell Beck is highly rated for the depth of his trade secrets and non-compete expertise, balancing both legislative and commercial mandates. Stephen Riden routinely litigates trade secrets cases at the state and federal courts, with recent highlights including misappropriation claims in the financial sector. Nicole Daly and senior counsel Hannah Joseph are also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Boston.

Practice head(s):

Russell Beck


‘Practical and extremely knowledgeable. I am hard pressed to identify anyone who knows restrictive covenant law nationally better than Russell than his team.’

‘I have litigated against and worked closely with Russell Beck, and I have referred matters to him in Massachusetts in the past. He is one of the national leaders in the restrictive covenant and trade secret space.’

‘Beck Reed Riden’s deep expertise in trade secret law is truly unique, especially for a smaller firm. Russell Beck is widely considered one of the foremost experts in the country on noncompete and trade secret law and practice. His incredible knowledge of the subject area combined with his experience litigating trade secrets disputes makes him an easy choice for most clients. Beck Reed Riden has developed a trade secret protection training program that is unique and is of value to any company that has information it wants to protect.’

‘The lawyers at Beck Reed Riden are all incredibly knowledgeable of trade secret law. Their position as thought-leaders in the field is unparalleled. Russell Beck in particular stands out as one of the go-to trade secret lawyers in the entire country.’

‘The Beck Reed Riden team are national leaders in the field of trade secrets.’

‘Russell Beck is a star litigator in this area.’

‘BRR has particular strengths in employment-related restrictive covenants an in trade secret matters. They are ‘go-to’ advisors in these areas.’

‘Russell Beck and Steve Riden are both highly knowledgeable and practical in their respective fields.’

Key clients

Staples, Inc.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.

Blue-Grace Logistics LLC

Ideal Image, Inc.


Bottomline Technologies, Inc.

Bay Equity LLC

Alegeus Technologies, LLC

Quanterix Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advising Staples on questions concerning the protection of company trade secrets and related issues in connection with, among other things, employee hires and departures.
  • Advising Novartis on questions concerning the protection of company trade secrets and related issues in connection with, among other things, employee hires and departures.
  • Representing Bay Equity in a trade secret/restrictive covenant matter involving the departure of over a dozen former employees to a competitor.