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Michael J. Murphy Speaks on Employer Rights to Recovery of Proprietary Information and Trade Secrets


Attorney Michael J. Murphy spoke on and moderated a panel “A Good Offense is the Best Offense,” at an ALFA International Labor & Employment Seminar in Lake Tahoe on July 27, 2017.

Mike’s panel included seasoned litigators and experienced corporate counsel from across the United States. They discussed an employer’s rights to recovery if an employee leaves a company with proprietary information, trade secrets, or other important business data, including those rights under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 which provides employers with a private right of action and tools for the seizure and recovery of stolen trade secrets.

About Michael J. Murphy

Mike is a managing partner at Carter Conboy. He is a trial attorney handling complex litigation with an emphasis on employment law. He maintains an active trial practice in state and federal courts as well as before the EEOC and the New York State Division for Human Rights. Mike is regularly retained by leaders in business, government and the professions to represent their interests in sensitive, high profile litigation and investigations. He is a member of the Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and has served as Chair of Merit Selection and Recertification Panels for United States Magistrate Judges.  He is Past Chair of ALFA International and Past President of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association. Mike can be reached at and 518-465-3484.

About ALFA International

ALFA International is a premier network of independent law firms. Founded in 1980, ALFA is the oldest and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks, consisting of 145 member firms throughout the world. ALFA International’s mission is to provide high quality, cost-efficient legal services globally. The ALFA model enables member firms to use their local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions, often drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms.  ALFA clients benefit from a geographically comprehensive network of exceptional law firms and accomplished trial and business counsel. Member firms meet high standards to be part of the ALFA network and are well respected by their peers in the legal and business community.

About Carter Conboy

Carter Conboy is a full-service law firm providing counsel to businesses, corporations, government, professionals, and individuals in 20 industries and 40 specialized service areas.  Founded in 1920, Carter Conboy has offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY.

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