About the Author

Protecting Trade Secrets is authored by Eric Ostroff. Eric is a Chambers-ranked business-litigation attorney at the law firm of Meland Budwick, P.A. in Miami, where he serves as the firm’s managing partner and co-chair of the firm’s Trade Secrets and IP Group. Eric is a trial lawyer who helps businesses protect their trade secrets and proprietary information both before and during litigation.

Eric has extensive experience litigating trade secret and noncompete actions, including obtaining emergency injunctive relief and trying cases to a jury. For example, Eric successfully represented a Fortune 100 company in multiple noncompete actions, across several states. And he obtained a jury verdict against his client’s former sales director, who secretly started a competing company with his client’s proprietary information.

Chambers describes him as an “outstanding attorney” who “wins praise for his extensive experience in commercial disputes, with a notable expertise in trade secrets cases.”

Eric also developed a trade-secrets audit, which involves working with companies to identify and protect proprietary information. For more information, click here.

Eric has been quoted in various media outlets regarding trade secrets and business litigation, including the New York Times and the Miami Herald. He is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur, where he writes about trade-secret issues facing business owners.


Before joining Meland Budwick, Eric spent five years at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He was part of the firm’s Employment Litigation and Complex Commercial Litigation practice groups.

Eric received his Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 2004, where he was a member of the University of Miami Law Review.

Eric can be reached at eostroff@melandbudwick.com or at (305) 358-6363.

Eric is a member of the Florida Bar.



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