Trade secret cases intrigue Tyler Young regardless of the level of stealth involved.
Young, an associate and leader in the business litigation group at Faegre Baker Daniels, has distinguished himself in handling multimillion-dollar trade secret cases across the country.
He likes the opportunities trade secret cases offer to be on both the plaintiff’s side and the defense and to learn about different industries and technologies.
“Sometimes there is the cloak-and-dagger, parking garage type of secret meeting element to it,” Young said. “Sometimes it’s much more plain vanilla, just someone putting company information onto a flash drive, walking out of the building. But it’s always interesting to uncover.”
The more complex case the better for Young, a Harvard Law School graduate who litigates class-action cases and high-stakes issues for technology companies and companies in highly regulated industries. Part of the appeal is working on big teams and handling day-to-day case management.
“It’s the opportunity to bring order to chaos,” Young said. “You can add value by having a strategic, ordered approach to things. You have to be proactive and have a plan of attack and that’s how I like to handle any situation in life.”
In his pro bono work, he’s part of another big legal team representing a death-row inmate in Alabama.