Jackson Walker partner Jonathan Lass presented a session on “A View into Trade Secret Misappropriation” at the University of Texas School of Law’s 31st Annual Technology Law Conference in Austin, Texas on May 24, 2018, along with panelists Judges Robert Pitman, Xavier Rodriguez, and David Horan. The panel discussed trade secret case law, Defend Trade Secret Act (18 U.S.C. § 1836), Texas Uniform Trade Secret Act, strategies to successfully obtain or defend against a temporary restraining order seeking to bar a party’s ability to work for a competitor or engage in a competitive business, and related procedural issues that parties find challenging in a trade secret misappropriation case.
Jonathan Lass is a technology lawyer and a partner with the law firm of Jackson Walker in Austin, Texas where he assists both private and public sector clients such as the Texas Secretary of State, University of Texas, and Texas Department of Transportation with technology and corporate transactions, intellectual property protection and litigation, and complex projects. He is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law where he was managing editor of the Intellectual Property Law Journal. Jonathan is invested in teaching and mentoring future leaders. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law and the McCombs School of Business and serves as a guest lecturer at the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and at St. Mary’s School of Law. Jonathan authored a chapter titled Computer Usage Policies, Records Management, and Information Governance, in the legal textbook Essentials of E-Discovery, which was published by the State Bar of Texas. Jonathan was named a “Rising Star Lawyer in Texas” for 2010, 2011, and 2012 as published by Texas Monthly. He is also a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and serves on the Board of the Austin Symphony Orchestra.