Wall Street Firms In A Trade Secrets State Of Mind

Law360, New York (May 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Since the U.S. economy began trending downward last year, thousands of people have been laid off from major financial institutions and many others have left of their own volition. With so many people looking for new jobs, Wall Street firms are on heightened alert to protect their trade secrets, attorneys say.

An economic downturn usually creates more intellectual property work, and trade secrets are no exception, according to attorneys.

“When economic times are robust, companies are less worried about the reasons deals go south. They are...
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