People: Scott E. Atkinson, Counsel

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Scott E. Atkinson

Counsel

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 544-1042
Fax: (415) 397-8549
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Scott Atkinson is a Counsel in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Mr. Atkinson is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department and the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice group.  Mr. Atkinson is an experienced litigator and counselor who focuses his practice on helping employers efficiently resolve problems and implement practices that help avoid those problems in the first place.
 
As trial counsel, Mr. Atkinson brings a pragmatic, creative and efficient approach to litigation, with his clients’ business objectives foremost in mind.  He represents clients in myriad federal and state courts and arbitral forums and has first-chair experience. Mr. Atkinson has particularly deep knowledge regarding trade secret misappropriation, employee mobility issues, and employment discrimination and retaliation.
 
Mr. Atkinson also helps employers across the country navigate compliance with the complex web of local employment regulations imposed by the City and County of San Francisco.
 
Mr. Atkinson has been recognized as a Northern California "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2013.
Scott Atkinson is a Counsel in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Mr. Atkinson is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department and the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice group.  Mr. Atkinson is an experienced litigator and counselor who focuses his practice on helping employers efficiently resolve problems and implement practices that help avoid those problems in the first place.
 
As trial counsel, Mr. Atkinson brings a pragmatic, creative and efficient approach to litigation, with his clients’ business objectives foremost in mind.  He represents clients in myriad federal and state courts and arbitral forums and has first-chair experience. Mr. Atkinson has particularly deep knowledge regarding trade secret misappropriation, employee mobility issues, and employment discrimination and retaliation.
 
Mr. Atkinson also helps employers across the country navigate compliance with the complex web of local employment regulations imposed by the City and County of San Francisco.
 
Mr. Atkinson has been recognized as a Northern California "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2013.

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School (2007)
    Senior Notes Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • A.B., Duke University, cum laude (2004)
    Public Policy

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Affiliations

  • San Mateo County Bar Association (Membership Committee; Labor & Employment Section)
  • California State Bar Intellectual Property Section

Presentations

  • "Trade Secret Audits: You can’t protect what you don’t know you have," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 16, 2016)
  • "Trading Secrets: How to Protect IP Rights in the Age of Employee Mobility,” Association of Corporate Counsel San Francisco Bay Chapter (September 24, 2014)

Publications

  • “Social Spoliation,” The California Lawyer (August 2013)
  • “Note: The Outer Limits of Gang Injunctions,” 59 VAND. L. REV. 1693 (2006)