Daniel P. Westman

Daniel Westman is managing partner for our Northern Virginia office. He represents clients in jury trials, preliminary injunction hearings, arbitrations, and mediations. Mr. Westman's practice focuses on litigating employee mobility, trade secret, non-competition, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, whistleblower, and retaliatory discharge cases.

Mr. Westman counsels employers regarding data security, trade secret, non-competition, and employment issues, including best practices to minimize litigation risks. He has twice provided testimony to congressional subcommittees on proposed federal whistleblower legislation.

Mr. Westman is the lead author of the book Whistleblowing: The Law of Retaliatory Discharge, Second Edition (BNA Books 2004 and Supp. 2012) and senior editor of the treatise Trade Secrets by James Pooley (Law Journal Press 2013).

Mr. Westman has served as chair of the Trade Secrets Committee of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, and as management co-chair of the Sarbanes-Oxley Subcommittee of the Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association.

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment, 2) Trade Secrets and 3) Litigation
Law School University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1981)
Education Stanford University (A.B., 1978)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of California, State Bar Of District of Columbia, State Bar Of Virginia, State Bar Of Maryland
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
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