Trade Secret Theft Defense Lawyer in New Jersey

If you have been charged with theft of trade secrets, it is important to consult an experienced white collar crime defense attorney to learn about your options. At The Law Offices of David T. Schlendorf, attorney Schlendorf puts his many years of criminal law experience to work for clients facing state and federal white collar criminal charges. An attorney since 1997, he is one of only 2 percent of New Jersey lawyers certified as criminal trial attorneys by the state Jersey Supreme Court.

A charge of theft of trade secrets is usually a felony that could land you in prison and subject you to other civil and criminal penalties. Because the stakes are high, it is important to consult a lawyer who will thoroughly review and challenge the evidence against you. If you were charged with stealing trade secrets from your current or former employer, or from another organization altogether, Mr. Schlendorf can help protect your rights and your future.

To prove that the defendant stole trade secrets, the prosecution must show that the victim suffered an economic loss as the result of the theft. Additionally, the state must demonstrate that the victim took steps to protect the trade secret and that it was not known to the general public. Attorney Schlendorf has been able to identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case and obtain dismissals and reduced charges for clients charged with white collar crimes such as theft of trade secrets.

Examples of Trade Secrets

Charges of theft of trade secrets can involve:

  • Client lists
  • Downloading proprietary software
  • Photocopying or duplicating formulas, designs or manufacturing processes
  • Market analyses
  • Procedure manuals

In many instances, clients facing theft of trade secrets charges also face charges of violating confidentiality agreements. Mr. Schlendorf is able to review the agreements to determine the extent of the violation, if any.

If you are under investigation or have been charged with theft of trade secrets, contact Mr. Schlendorf's Toms River law firm online or call 866-895-9668. Make an appointment for an initial consultation with an experienced theft of trade secrets defense lawyer. Mr. Schlendorf serves clients throughout New Jersey, including those in places such as Brick, Lakewood, Freehold, Marlboro, Atlantic City and New Brunswick.