September 17, 2021

Volume XI, Number 260

Dylan W. Wiseman

Dylan Wiseman is the Co-Chair of Buchalter’s Trade Secret and Employee Mobility Practice Group. His practice focuses on intellectual property protection, including representing employers in cases involving:

  • Trade secrets
  • Unfair competition
  • Employee mobility disputes
  • Cloud-based data theft
  • Disputes involving customer and employee non-solicitation restrictions
  • Social media, workplace privacy, BYOD devices, and eDiscovery
  • The infringement of other forms of intellectual property

Mr. Wiseman also defends businesses accused of engaging in trade secret misappropriation and acts of unfair competition. He also counsels employers and start-ups regarding best practices for intellectual property.

Mr. Wiseman has extensive jury trial experience. He has been lead trial counsel in several complex-designated unfair competition jury trials, including an eight-week jury trial. Mr. Wiseman also has substantial first-chair experience in complex arbitrations.

Mr. Wiseman also handles multi-jurisdictional litigation involving companies that have hired out-of-state employees that are subject to restrictive covenants and assists with the preparation of non-disclosure agreements, intellectual property assignment provisions, and non-solicitation covenants.

Appearing in state and federal courts, Mr. Wiseman has extensive experience litigating disputes under:

  • The Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • The Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • The Unfair Competition Law, Business and Professions Code, section 17200
  • California’s Business & Professions Code sections 16600 and 16601
  • California’s intellectual property assignment provisions
  • California Penal Code section 502
  • California’s employee duty loyalty provisions

Mr. Wiseman also defends businesses accused of engaging in trade secret misappropriation and acts of unfair competition. He also counsels employers and start-ups regarding best practices for intellectual property protection and avoiding employee raiding problems.

Mr. Wiseman has taught continuing education seminars regarding trade secret and unfair competition litigation for the State Bar of California’s Labor and Employment Law Section. In 2017, Mr. Wiseman led the continuing education class on the Defend Trade Secrets Act for the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Law Section. An award winning lecturer, he has also taught continuing legal education seminars regarding intellectual property protection, social media and confidentiality, computer forensics and eDiscovery.

Mr. Wiseman’s diverse group of clients includes:

  • Insurance brokerages
  • Venture capital and investment banking firms
  • Aerospace companies
  • Mortgage banking firms
  • Biomedical device companies
  • Inventors
  • Professional service firms
  • Life sciences companies
  • Renewable and sustainable energy companies
  • Casinos
  • Healthcare companies
  • Sporting goods companies
  • Media outlets
  • Commercial banks

In 2017, Mr. Wiseman opened the Sacramento office after working for a year to plan, organize, and recruit the other Sacramento attorneys.  The Sacramento office now has nineteen resident lawyers.

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