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Calif. Law Firm Sues Former Associate Over Trade Secrets

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Calif. Law Firm Sues Former Associate Over Trade Secrets

Law360 (September 11, 2020, 10:23 PM EDT) — San Diego law firm Slate Law Group has filed suit against a former associate it accuses of sharing trade secrets with a startup that was a Slate client before jumping ship to be the startup’s general counsel, violating a nonsolicitation agreement with the firm.

In a 20-count Thursday complaint — which includes claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, and fraud against attorney Derek Dahlin and other current employees of the business software startup ClickUp — the firm alleges that Dahlin used Slate’s own communications systems to conspire with ClickUp.

The California federal court suit also names ClickUp’s CEO Brian Evans, CFO…

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