Jen Huber has extensive experience handling trade secret and employee mobility disputes, complex civil litigation, and white collar criminal matters, especially those involving computer crimes.
Her clients include established businesses, start-ups and executives in a range of industries, including cloud computing, internet technologies, data analytics, transportation, financial services, medical devices, and venture capital.
Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility
Jen helps her clients hire top talent without getting into trouble, and to stop competitors and departing employees from stealing trade secrets.
When trade secret or employee mobility issues arise, they require immediate attention. Jen works with her clients to quickly develop a plan of action that takes into account their objectives and the value of the case. In the event that a dispute can’t be resolved without litigation, Jen has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts.
Complex Civil Litigation Expertise
In addition to employee mobility and trade secret expertise, Jen has litigated a wide range of complex civil cases in both state and federal courts, including, contract, fraud, securities, data breach, employment, and intellectual property disputes.
White Collar & Computer Crimes
Jen also has expertise representing both individuals and companies in internal and governmental investigations and lawsuits, including those involving the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission. She has handled a range of criminal matters, including antitrust, securities fraud, insider trading, and numerous matters involving computer crimes and hacking under state and federal laws, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Shareholder Representative Services v. Shire Pharmaceuticals
We represented Shareholder Representative Services (SRS) in its role as representative of the former shareholders of FerroKin Biosciences in a post-merger dispute with Shire Pharmaceuticals, which had refused to make a $45 million milestone payment related to the development of an experimental iron chelation drug. After a four-day bench trial, the Delaware Chancery Court entered judgment in favor of SRS, ruling in a 77-page opinion that the former FerroKin shareholders were entitled to the overdue $45 million milestone, as well as five years of interest on the payment and their attorneys’ fees and costs.
Fortune 50 Company v. Startup
We defended a start-up, its founder and top executives against a Fortune 50 corporation that accused our clients of trade secret theft and employee and customer raiding; achieved an early resolution on favorable terms; the start-up later achieved a nearly $1 billion IPO.
Google Inc. v. Beneficial Innovations Inc.
On behalf of Google, we successfully sued a patent troll in Marshall, Texas. A federal jury determined that a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Beneficial Innovations Inc. against a number of Google's customer companies violated a licensing agreement it had with the technology giant.
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Executive
The Securities and Exchange Commission launched a securities fraud suit in California federal court against our client, a former vice president of sales. The SEC claimed he grossly inflated his company's revenue in order to raise additional capital from investors. We also defended him in a parallel criminal investigation. We were able to prevent any criminal charges from being filed, and resolved the SEC case for a small penalty.
United States v. Michael Shanahan Jr.
In a criminal options backdating case, we secured a dismissal before trial for Michael Shanahan Jr., who served on Engineered Support Systems Inc.'s board of directors and was a member of the company's compensation committee. We also represented him in a parallel options backdating action brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. After eight days of trial testimony, a federal judge in Missouri granted our motion for judgment as a matter of law.
Apple Inc. v. HTC Corp
We served as lead counsel for HTC, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of handheld devices, in its battle with Apple over smartphone technology. Apple first sued HTC in district court and before the International Trade Commission (ITC), claiming our client had infringed 20 patents related to various computer-related technologies, including user interfaces, operating systems, power management, and digital signal processing. The ITC hearing that went to decision resulted in a favorable ruling, and HTC obtained a settlement to become the first Android handset maker licensed by Apple.
Deasy v. State of California
We represented Annika Deasy, a Swedish national convicted of accessory to murder, in her quest for parole. Ms. Deasy was involved in a crime spree in which her boyfriend shot and killed two men. After pleading guilty she was sentenced to prison at the California Institution for Women. While in prison, Ms. Deasy completed a remarkable rehabilitation. She conquered her heroin addiction, established a prison Narcotics Anonymous chapter, religious ministry and a guide dog training program for her fellow inmates. Despite her commitment to reform and admission of guilt, Ms. Deasy was twice denied parole. Once we began representing Ms. Deasy pro bono in her parole-board hearings and related proceedings, we were able to arrange for her transfer to a Swedish prison in 2009 and her eventual release in 2011.
February 19, 2020
In a major arbitration over self-driving vehicle technology, plaintiff Google LLC sought to hold former employees Anthony Levandowski and Lior Ron accountable for alleged breaches of contract and unfair competition. Read more
November 12, 2018
Women Leaders in Tech Law through their work in courtrooms, boardrooms and classrooms, are helping the law and the legal profession address novel issues raised by technological advances. Read more
December 22, 2017
Keker partner Jennifer Huber skillfully navigates steep river rapids and litigation Read more
Jennifer Huber will address civil and criminal issues that increasingly arise in a tech-connected world, including non-competes, trade secrets, and computer hacking and scraping. Read more
Rachael Meny and Jennifer Huber provide guidance on which prevention strategies and potential defenses businesses can use against privacy class actions. Read more
Jen Huber will serve as a faculty member for this seminar, which will give attendees the most up-to-date information on California evidence standards. Read more
Christa Anderson and Jennifer Huber successfully sued patent troll Beneficial Innovations in Marshall, Texas. Read more
On behalf of Google, Christa Anderson and her team successfully sued patent troll Beneficial Innovations Inc. Read more
On behalf of a former Silicon Valley executive accused of accounting fraud, Keker & Van Nest has won a round in their battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission, landing sanctions against the commission for dragging its heels in discovery. Read more
Though plaintiff lawyers continue to achieve great success for investors who claim they were defrauded by the practice, many judges around the nation look skeptically at government efforts to treat stock options backdating as a civil or criminal offense. Read more