Mr. J. Scott Humphrey has litigation, arbitration, and counseling experience involving a wide range of complex commercial contract disputes and business torts, including matters arising from trade secret appropriation, breach of restrictive covenants, contract disputes, manufacturing and distribution issues, fraud, insurance disputes, and various UCC issues.
Mr. Humphrey currently serves as lead litigation counsel for a broad range of clients, including financial services companies; commercial and consumer product manufacturers; consulting firms; pharmaceutical, surgical, and medical companies; processing companies; commercial product distributors; health care organizations; media firms; commercial transport companies; food and beverage companies; and insurance companies.
His clients range from small business owners and start-ups, to Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Humphrey is a member of the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes Practice Group, and he currently serves on the group’s National Steering Committee. As a member of the Trade Secrets Group, he has spoken to numerous companies, associations, individuals, and organizations about the protection of trade secrets and enforcement of restrictive covenants.
He is a contributing author to “Trading Secrets,” a legal industry blog that monitors and discusses trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and computer fraud issues, and he regularly speaks on these topics through client presentations, industry seminars, and national presentations.
Mr. Humphrey also worked with a coalition of trade secret attorneys and Illinois legislators regarding potential changes to the Illinois Trade Secrets Act, and he recently counseled companies and governmental entities about the potential impact of the National Defend Trade Secrets Act.
In courtrooms and before Arbitration panels throughout the United States, Mr. Humphrey has successfully obtained and defeated temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and permanent injunctions for clients involved in technology, securities and financial services, pharmaceuticals, transportation, medical and surgical sales, electronics, health care, media talent, data processing, business consulting, food and beverage manufacture and distribution, insurance, and consumer products.
In addition to his trade secrets and restrictive covenant work, Mr. Humphrey’s practice also focuses on commercial and business-related litigation involving complex commercial contract disputes and other business torts. Mr. Humphrey is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
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