Bradford Newman founded and leads Paul Hastings’ International Employee Mobility and Trade Secret practice. According to Chambers, he is a recognized “authority on trade secret cases.” Mr. Newman is the author of Protecting Intellectual Property in the Age of Employee Mobility: Forms and Analysis, a comprehensive treatise published by ALM that offers authoritative guidance on legal risks and practical steps companies can take to protect their IP and remedy IP theft. He chairs the Firm’s Silicon Valley Employment Law practice and has served as the past chair of the ABA Employment Litigation Subcommittee (Business and Commercial Litigation Section). In connection with his national practice spanning many industries, Mr. Newman routinely serves as lead trial counsel in cases with potential eight and nine-figure liability, and has successfully litigated (both prosecuting and defending) a broad spectrum of trade secret and employee mobility cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Newman also successfully argued a case of first impression under the Communications Decency Act before the California Court of Appeal. He regularly advises and represents the world’s leading technology, banking, professional service, manufacturing and commerce companies in significant employee mobility matters, and provides audit committees and boards of directors with advice on complex Sarbanes-Oxley and state-law whistleblower issues, and with regard to internal corporate investigations involving claims of misconduct. Mr. Newman also served as Co-Chair of the Working Group of the ABA Business Law Section that prepared the ABA Model Business and Supplier Policies on Labor Trafficking and Child Labor (“ABA Model Policies”).
In February, 2014, the ABA House of Delegates unanimously adopted Resolution 102B. As a result, the Model Principles were adopted as ABA policy and the remainder of the ABA Model Policies (Introduction, Model Glossary, Commentary and Guidance, and Endnotes) were authorized to be provided to businesses worldwide as helpful context in urging those businesses to adopt and implement policies tailored to their own needs and resources.