O'Melveny's Snyder and Almeling Publish Definitive Book on Trade Secret Law

Colleen B. McGushin
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 2, 2015 - O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Darin Snyder and partner David Almeling have published a book titled “Trade Secret Law and Corporate Strategy.” LexisNexis announced the release of the book in January 2015.

Trade secrets—stealing them, protecting them, and enforcing them—are increasingly big business. Trade secrets concern everyone from the engineer who invents a better mousetrap to the marketer who knows pre-release prices, from the CEO who drafts the company’s five-year plan to the human resources representative who manages the organizational chart.

“Trade Secret Law and Corporate Strategy” offers best practices for businesses and organizations that need to create, maintain, protect, and enforce their own trade secrets and avoid misappropriating others’ trade secrets; details how to respond to the loss of trade secrets, from investigation to litigation; and helps companies protect their trade secrets by explaining how to adopt policies that prevent the loss of confidential information. The authors provide real-world examples of trade secret litigation and illustrate the lessons learned from them.

“Trade Secret Law and Corporate Strategy” is a follow-up to Snyder and Almeling’s 2012 book “Keeping Secrets, A Practical Introduction to Trade Secret Law and Strategy,” published by Oxford University Press.

For further information or to request a review copy of “Trade Secret Law and Corporate Strategy,” email Valri Nesbit at The book is available on

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