Linda K. Stevens Joins Firm

Linda K. Stevens Joins Firm

Former Schiff Hardin Partner
Leading Lawyer in Departing Employee, Non-Compete
and Trade Secret Cases

We are pleased to announce that Linda K. Stevens, formerly a partner with Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago, has joined our firm effective April 2, 2018. Ms. Stevens, who was with Schiff Hardin for more than 30 years, is one of the preeminent lawyers in the United States for departing employee, non-compete and trade secret issues, and has represented employers in many significant cases in those areas. She will be Of Counsel with our firm and continue her practice. Ms. Stevens and Terry J. Smith, early in their careers, practiced law together at Schiff Hardin before our firm was established in 2000.

Ms. Stevens was the Co-Chair of Schiff Hardin’s Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants Client Service Team for more than ten years, as well as the long-standing Co-Chair of an American Bar Association Subcommittee on Trade Secrets. She has authored many papers, articles and book chapters regarding intellectual property protection and non-competition agreements, including the “Trade Secret Remedies” chapter of the Intellectual Property Handbook (IICLE) and various chapters of the Defend Trade Secrets Act Handbook (Wolters Kluwer). Ms. Stevens has twice been named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois by Super Lawyers.