South San Francisco: 650-615-4860

Walnut Creek: 925-322-8889

Protecting trade secrets

Representing Northern California Businesses

Trade secrets are an essential asset for any business. When vital information is leaked to another company, the competitor gains an advantage in the marketplace. In today's world, where information is easily shared with the click of a button, maintaining trade secrets is more important than ever.

At Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C., we represent employers in trade secret disputes. Our skilled attorneys have extensive experience with California and federal labor laws and work hard to protect the interests of our corporate clients. We represent businesses located throughout Northern California.

Trade Secret Preservation

Trade secrets take many forms, including customer lists, manufacturing processes, secret formulas and codes to software and hardware. A majority of trade secret violations are performed by current or former employees who have close access to proprietary and confidential information. Often, these individuals give private company information to a business rival or use the information to start their own companies.

At Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C., our lawyers assist businesses with a range of trade secret protection services, including:

  • Drafting non-compete agreements
  • Creating confidential agreements
  • Developing privacy policies
  • Securing restraining orders against employees who have violated trade secrets laws
  • Putting systems in place to protect physical security

Our goal is to ensure that your business's trade secrets are not disclosed, misused or stolen, while maintaining employee privacy rights. We represent companies with departing employees, departing workers who have behaved badly in the past and new employees being informed of company policy regarding sensitive information.

Skilled Employer Litigation Firm

To learn more about our firm's trade secret protection services, contact Paul V. Simpson, Ronald F. Garrity or Marc L. Jacuzzi online or call our South San Francisco office locally at 650-615-4860. Our firm has received an AV Peer Review Rating* through Martindale-Hubbell.*

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* Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Our Locations

Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C.
601 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 950
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Map and Directions

Tel: 650-615-4860
Fax: 650-615-4861


2175 N. California Blvd, Suite 710
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Map and Directions

Tel: 925-322-8889
Fax: 925-322-8890


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