CDF Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Named Among “Top Trade Secrets Lawyers” by Daily Journal
Oct 15, 2019

Dan Forman named one of California’s best in the field by Daily Journal

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 16, 2019 – Award-winning California labor, employment and immigration defense law firm Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF) proudly congratulates Los Angeles Managing Partner Dan M. Forman for being named a “Top Trade Secrets Lawyer” in California by the Daily Journal. The list features the top 18 lawyers practicing trade secrets law in California.

Forman chairs the firm’s Unfair Competition & Trade Secret Practice group. His extensive litigation experience expands beyond employment law defense with a special emphasis in defending and prosecuting complex cases involving the protection of trade secrets. He also counsels and litigates antitrust and noncompete issues in this burgeoning field. He serves clients in all industries, with a focus in the high-tech, financial services, insurance and security industries.

“I’m honored to be recognized for my hard work and passion from a prominent and respected platform and by many other distinguished attorneys in this area,” said Forman. “This practice area is emotionally charged. Trade secrets are what help separate our clients from their competition. So, tensions run high when a trusted employee misuses that trust. In these cases, it takes a measured approach to find the best resolutions. Resolutions frequently include monetary and injunctive relief that allow the competitors to carry on their respective businesses in a fair market.”

Forman regularly shares his own specialized knowledge with his fellow trade secret lawyers – a fact noted in the publication’s recognition – and offers popular and well-attended seminars, lectures and webinars. Forman also writes about his experiences and collected wisdom in national and regional publications. Of note, he has written several articles focusing on trade secret protection in the rapidly expanding cannabis and craft beer industries (e.g., recipes, formulas, methodology and technologies), covering theft and employee poaching.

“As CDF celebrates 25 years of client service, the firm congratulates Dan on this prestigious recognition,” said Firm Managing Partner Marie DiSante. “This achievement is a testament to both the firm’s and to Dan’s continued commitment to offering clients talented, experienced and highly specialized legal counsel.”

About Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

For 25 years, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP has distinguished itself as one of the top labor, employment and immigration law firms in California, representing employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance.  The firm has five offices throughout California – in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.  For more information, visit: and find CDF on LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more about how the firm protects California employers.  For access to timely alerts on the latest California labor and employment law developments, sign-up for the firm’s blog by visiting:


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