Robert Milligan

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Century Park East 2029
Los Angeles 90067 CA US

Mr. Robert B. Milligan is a partner in the Litigation and Labor & Employment Departments of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Milligan co-chairs the firm’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice group. His practice focuses on trade secret, non-compete, and data protection litigation and transactional work on a state, national, and international platform.

His practice encompasses a wide variety of commercial litigation and employment matters, including general business and contract disputes, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and other intellectual property theft, franchise litigation, real estate litigation, insurance bad faith, invasion of privacy, consumer and employee class actions, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour disputes, ADA and OSHA compliance, whistleblower and SOX cases, bankruptcy, and other business torts.

Mr. Milligan represents clients in state and federal courts in complex commercial litigation and employment litigation. His experience includes trials, binding arbitrations and administrative hearings, mediations, as well as appellate proceedings.

Mr. Milligan also provides advice to clients concerning a variety of business and employment matters, including non-disclosure, non-compete, and invention assignment agreements, corporate investigations, trade secret and intellectual property audits, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, ADA and OSHA compliance, and an assortment of franchise and bankruptcy issues.

Mr. Milligan serves as a member of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section Executive Committee, Chair of the Section’s Trade Secrets Interest Group, and as a Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee for the ITechLaw Association. He also serves as Chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Section’s Trade Secrets and Tortious Interference Committee.

He served as a judicial extern for the Superior Court of Yolo County, Civil Law Division and the Honorable Christopher M. Klein of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California.


  • J.D., University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law (2001)
    • Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Participant
    • Executive Editor, University of California Davis Law Review
    • Public Interest Scholar
  • B.A., Gonzaga University (1997)
    • Alpha Sigma Nu Phi Alpha Theta
  • Villanova University (2009)
    • Certificate of Achievement in Lean Six Sigma


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