About Eric Ostroff
Eric Ostroff, a partner at Meland Russin & Budwick, focuses his practice on business litigation and trade-secrets/noncompete law and litigation. The 2017 and 2018 Chambers USA Guides describe him as “a rising star” who is “developing a fine reputation for his work on trade secrets disputes.” According to Chambers, “sources describe him as very professional, diligent, and a true expert” and he is a “great tactician.”
Eric helps businesses protect their interests and resolve disputes, often in bet-the-company circumstances. He has experience litigating and arbitrating a broad range of business disputes, including cases involving breaches of contract, business torts, business defamation, civil conspiracy, unfair competition, false advertising, and deceptive and unfair trade practices. And he represents plaintiffs and defendants in trademark and copyright infringement actions. Eric is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried a number of cases to verdict, before both judges and juries.
Eric helps businesses protect their trade secrets and proprietary information, both before and during litigation. He works with businesses to identify their trade secrets and ensure that they are taking all steps necessary to protect this critical information. He has extensive experience prosecuting and defending trade-secret and noncompete actions, including obtaining emergency injunctive relief. For example, he obtained a jury verdict against a client’s former sales director, who secretly created a competing company using the client’s proprietary information.
Eric has frequently been quoted in various media outlets regarding business litigation and trade-secrets issues, including the New York Times and the Miami Herald. He is also the author of the Protecting Trade Secrets blog, which can be found at www.protectingtradesecrets.com. And he is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur, where he writes about trade-secrets issues facing business owners.
Eric serves as the firm’s administrative partner. He also provides testimony as an expert witness as to the reasonableness of attorney’s fees.
Before joining Meland Russin & Budwick, Eric worked for five years at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he was part of the Employment Litigation and Complex Commercial Litigation practice groups.