Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets

Description

PREPARING – ADVISING – PROTECTING

Long gone are the days when a loyal employee works his or her whole life for the same employer. Today, the typical employee works for a company for four years before moving on to the next job. At the same time, technology has made it simpler for employees to appropriate confidential, trade secret information as they move on to that next job. Now, companies must be vigilant in protecting their proprietary information and preserving relationships and goodwill with customers, suppliers and employees.  

Our group’s nationwide roster of over 100 experienced lawyers and litigators are ready at a moment’s notice to help employers protect their assets with laser focus and accuracy that is on budget and on time, by:

PREPARING…

We take pride in our strong tradition of assisting clients in implementing best behaviors, practices and policies, including, but not limited to:

Identifying and capturing your trade secrets and confidential information;

Creating and implementing policies and practical steps to protect trade secrets and confidential information, both physically and electronically; and

Modifying, designing and implementing effective policies and agreements regarding non-competition, invention assignment, non-solicitation of customers, vendors and employees, and trade secrets and confidentiality.

It is our experience that prepared clients significantly enhance their chances of avoiding disputes, and, when disputes arise, winning or otherwise resolving them on favorable terms. It is because of our experience with helping a wide array of businesses and executives nationwide that we are never re-inventing the wheel. 

ADVISING…

Because we strive to know clients' businesses and understand their needs, our advice and insight is always focused and tailored to clients, including:

Identifying and investigating breaches or violations by current or separated employees, including working with our firm’s e-discovery group to investigate suspected computer fraud; and

Addressing concerns surrounding the hiring of employees subject to restrictive covenants or who may possess trade secrets.


PROTECTING…

When litigation is necessary, our team of experienced litigators are at clients' sides working for them. Whether it is on a moment’s notice because of injunction proceedings or it is for the long haul, we are committed to working with clients to provide fast, thoughtful, focused, effective, efficient and forceful (when necessary) representation. Combined with our resources, including our IT support, e-discovery and forensics teams, we bring more than enough muscle to any dispute. 

Our entire litigation approach is predicated on the recognition that clients' interests are paramount. We are committed to the highest standards of quality, professionalism, cooperation and communication and our clients will never be in the dark about any turn or contingency. 

Attorneys

Name Offices Contact Practice Groups
Paul Lancaster Adams
Shareholder
Philadelphia p: 215-995-2810
f: 215-995-2801
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Kwabena A. Appenteng
Associate
Chicago p: 312-558-1252
f: 312-807-3619
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Charles B. Baldwin
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2140
f: 317-916-9076
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Rebecca J. Bennett
Shareholder
Cleveland p: 216-241-6100
f: 216-357-4733
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Eric P. Berezin
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1821
f: 404-870-1732
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Alexandra A. Bodnar
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-5845
f: 213-239-9045
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Martin C. Brook
Shareholder
Detroit Metro p: 248-723-6128
f: 248-593-2603
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Michael R. Buchanan
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-624-1146
f: 214-987-3927
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Brett E. Buhl
Associate
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2509
f: 317-916-9076
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Anthony B. Byergo
Shareholder
Kansas City p: 816-410-2222
f: 816-471-1303
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Christopher M. Caiaccio
Of Counsel
Atlanta p: 404-870-1781
f: 404-870-1732
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Margaret H. Campbell
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1706
f: 404-870-1732
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Christopher J. Capone
Shareholder
Morristown p: 973-656-1600
f: 973-656-1611
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John Richard Carrigan
Shareholder
Birmingham p: 205-714-4406
f: 205-328-6000
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Elvige Cassard
Of Counsel
New Orleans p: 504-648-3858
f: 504-648-3859
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Patrick F. Clark
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1730
f: 404-870-1732
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Linda Claxton
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-5841
f: 213-239-9045
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Jennifer L. Colvin
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1234
f: 312-807-3619
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Patrick M. Curran, Jr.
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5728
f: 617-994-5701
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Maria Greco Danaher
Shareholder
Pittsburgh p: 412-394-3390
f: 412-232-1799
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J. Howard Daniel
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Dan C. Dargene
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-624-1152
f: 214-987-3927
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Thomas E. Deer
Shareholder
p: 312-558-1238
f: 312-807-3619
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Christopher W. Deering
Shareholder
Birmingham p: 205-714-4431
f: 205-328-6000
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Dara L. DeHaven
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1759
f: 404-870-1732
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Mark Diana
Office Managing Shareholder
Morristown p: 973-656-1600
f: 973-656-1611
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Carmen J. DiMaria
Shareholder
Morristown p: 973-656-1600
f: 973-656-1611
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Bruce J. Douglas
Shareholder
Minneapolis p: 612-336-6858
f: 612-339-0061
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L. Eric Dowell
Shareholder
Phoenix p: 602-778-3718
f: 602-778-3750
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William L. Duda
Shareholder
Columbia p: 803-252-1300
f: 803-254-6517
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Jeffrey P. Dunlaevy
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Elizabeth M. Ebanks
Shareholder
Richmond p: 855-843-1808
f: 855-843-1809
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Michael Oliver Eckard
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-881-1300
f: 404-870-1732
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Elizabeth Harper Emmett
Of Counsel
New Orleans p: 504-648-3853
f: 504-648-3859
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Sarah Jung Evans
Associate
Portland p: 206-652-3585
f: 503-224-4518
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Douglas J. Farmer
Shareholder
San Francisco p: 415-442-4869
f: 415-442-4870
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John B. Flood
Shareholder
Washington p: 202-263-0168
f: 202-887-0866
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Donald D. Gamburg
Shareholder
Philadelphia p: 215-995-2800
f: 215-995-2801
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Ignacio J. Garcia
Shareholder
Tampa p: 813-221-7235
f: 813-289-6530
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Burton D. Garland, Jr.
Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3953
f: 314-802-3936
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Stephen E. Giles
Of Counsel
Greenville p: 864-240-8319
f: 864-235-8806
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John C. Glancy
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Bruce A. Griggs
Shareholder
Austin p: 512-344-4710
f: 512-344-4701
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William E. Grob
Shareholder
Tampa p: 813-221-7228
f: 813-289-6530
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Gregory J. Hare
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1758
f: 404-870-1732
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Rodney A. Harrison
Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3949
f: 314-802-3936
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David B. Hawley
Of Counsel
Raleigh p: 919-789-3137
f: 919-783-9412
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John L. Hayes
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1235
f: 312-807-3619
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Bruce G. Hearey
Shareholder
Cleveland p: 216-241-6100
f: 216-357-4733
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Thomas L. Henderson
Shareholder
Memphis p: 901-766-4317
f: 901-767-7411
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Alec Hillbo
Of Counsel
p: 213-438-5857
f: 213-239-9045
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E. Burke Huber
Shareholder
San Antonio p: 210-354-1300
f: 210-277-2702
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Peter O. Hughes
Shareholder
Morristown p: 973-656-1600
f: 973-656-1611
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Matthew K. Johnson
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Kevin S. Joyner
Shareholder
Raleigh p: 919-789-3175
f: 919-783-9412
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Todd J. Kaiser
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2155
f: 317-916-9076
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Phillip A. Kilgore
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Mark G. Kisicki
Shareholder
Phoenix p: 602-778-3757
f: 602-778-3750
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Dawn M. Knepper
Shareholder
Orange County p: 714-800-7938
f: 714-754-1298
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Anne E. Larson
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1253
f: 312-807-3619
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Michelle J. LeBeau
Shareholder
Detroit Metro p: 248-723-6125
f: 248-593-2603
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Gregg M. Lemley
Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3941
f: 314-802-3936
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Richard M. Linskell
Partner
London p: 44 (0)20 7822 7620
f: 44 (0)20 7822 7628
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James K. Mackie
Shareholder
p: 520-575-7441
f: 520-544-9675
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Mark N. Mallery
Shareholder
New Orleans p: 504-648-3848
f: 504-648-3859
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Sharon P. Margello
Shareholder
Morristown p: 973-656-1600
f: 973-656-1611
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Patrick R. Martin
Shareholder
Minneapolis p: 612-339-1818
f: 612-339-0061
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David P. Mason
Associate
Boston p: 617-994-5732
f: 617-994-5701
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Michael L. Matula
Shareholder
Kansas City p: 816-410-2223
f: 816-471-1303
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Brian L. McDermott
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2170
f: 317-916-9076
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Charles E. McDonald, III
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Bryant S. McFall
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-987-3504
f: 214-987-3927
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Thomas M. McInerney
Office Managing Shareholder
San Francisco p: 415-442-4871
f: 415-442-4870
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Neil V. McKittrick
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5726
f: 617-994-5701
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John T. Merrell
Associate
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Christopher C. Murray
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2522
f: 317-916-9076
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Tibor Nagy, Jr.
Shareholder
p: 520-575-7442
f: 520-544-9675
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Alexander Nemiroff
Shareholder
Philadelphia p: 215-995-2833
f: 215-995-2801
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Robert R. Niccolini
Shareholder
Washington p: 202-263-0241
f: 202-887-0866
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Danielle Ochs
Shareholder
San Francisco p: 415-536-3429
f: 415-442-4870
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Dorothy D. Parson
Associate
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2160
f: 317-916-9076
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James A. Patton, Jr.
Shareholder
Birmingham p: 205-986-1021
f: 205-328-6000
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James M. Paul
Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3950
f: 314-802-3936
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Robert C. Petrulis
Shareholder
Cleveland p: 216-241-6100
f: 216-357-4733
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Steven F. Pockrass
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2172
f: 317-916-9076
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Carol A. Poplawski
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1244
f: 312-807-3619
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Thomas J. Rattay
Shareholder
Morristown p: 973-656-1600
f: 973-656-1611
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John H. Riordan, Jr.
Of Counsel
Pittsburgh p: 412-394-3347
f: 412-232-1799
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Phillip B. Russell
Shareholder
Tampa p: 813-221-7265
f: 813-289-6530
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William S. Rutchow
Shareholder
Nashville p: 615-687-2224
f: 615-254-1908
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Robert O. Sands
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1707
f: 404-870-1732
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Calvin Garner Sanford, Jr.
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1714
f: 404-870-1732
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Robert A. Sar
Shareholder
Raleigh p: 919-789-3160
f: 919-783-9412
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Diane M. Saunders
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5704
f: 617-994-5701
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Tobias E. Schlueter
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1225
f: 312-807-3619
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Michael M. Shetterly
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Spencer C. Skeen
Office Managing Shareholder
San Diego p: 858-652-3100
f: 858-652-3101
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Caren Skversky
Associate
Tampa p: 813-289-1247
f: 813-289-6530
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Charles T. Speth II
Shareholder
Columbia p: 803-252-1300
f: 803-254-6517
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James R. Staley
Shareholder
Houston p: 713-655-5758
f: 713-655-0020
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Thomas M. Stanek
Shareholder
Phoenix p: 602-778-3707
f: 602-778-3750
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William P. Steinhaus
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1704
f: 404-870-1732
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Phillip J. Strach
Shareholder
Raleigh p: 919-789-3179
f: 919-783-9412
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Gustavo A. Suarez
Of Counsel
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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David P. Thatcher
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1795
f: 404-870-1732
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H. Bernard Tisdale, III
Office Managing Shareholder
Charlotte p: 704-405-3120
f: 704-342-4379
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Stuart D. Tochner
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-5844
f: 213-239-9045
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Eric A. Todd
Office Managing Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3944
f: 314-802-3936
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Elizabeth M. Townsend
Shareholder
Phoenix p: 602-778-3719
f: 602-778-3750
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Andrew T. Turner
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-624-1150
f: 214-987-3927
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Sean C. Urich
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-624-1155
f: 214-987-3927
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Danielle Vanderzanden
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5724
f: 617-994-5701
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Vince M. Verde
Shareholder
Orange County p: 714-800-7905
f: 714-754-1298
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Alicia Sienne Voltmer
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-414-0067
f: 214-987-3927
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Leslie E. Wallis
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-5843
f: 213-239-9045
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Ryan T. Warden
Associate
Morristown p: 973-656-1600
f: 973-656-1611
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David L. Warren, Jr.
Shareholder
Birmingham p: 205-714-4407
f: 205-328-6000
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R. Lance Witcher
Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3948
f: 314-802-3936
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Madison Baker Wyche, III
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Gillian P. Yee
Shareholder
Detroit Metro p: 248-723-6146
f: 248-593-2603
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