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Rachael Meny has extensive experience handling trade secret and employee mobility disputes, complex civil litigations and white collar criminal matters. She has successfully represented companies, venture funds and partnerships, and individuals in litigation regarding trade secrets/employee mobility, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, breaches of fiduciary duty, breaches of contract claims, Business and Professions Code Section 17200, unfair business practices, antitrust and intellectual property matters. 

Ms. Meny has extensive experience representing technology companies, other companies and executives throughout the U.S. in pre-litigation and litigation disputes regarding trade secrets, employee mobility and non-competition matters. Ms. Meny litigates such matters in state and federal courts, but also frequently provides counseling and advice on pre-litigation disputes that allows such matters to be successfully resolved before litigation.

Ms. Meny has also represented individuals in numerous internal corporate investigations, and governmental agency investigations involving the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.

Rachael Meny has extensive experience handling trade secret and employee mobility disputes, complex civil litigations and white collar criminal matters. She has successfully represented companies, venture funds and partnerships, and individuals in litigation regarding trade secrets/employee mobility, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, breaches of fiduciary duty, breaches of contract claims, Business and Professions Code Section 17200, unfair business practices, antitrust and intellectual property matters. 

Ms. Meny has extensive experience representing technology companies, other companies and executives throughout the U.S. in pre-litigation and litigation disputes regarding trade secrets, employee mobility and non-competition matters. Ms. Meny litigates such matters in state and federal courts, but also frequently provides counseling and advice on pre-litigation disputes that allows such matters to be successfully resolved before litigation.

Ms. Meny has also represented individuals in numerous internal corporate investigations, and governmental agency investigations involving the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.

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The Recorder Names Christa Anderson and Rachel Meny Among Women Leaders in Tech Law

October 02, 2017

The Recorder has named Christa Anderson and Rachel Meny among the 2017 Women Leaders in Tech Law. Read more

Christa Anderson and Rachael Meny Named Women Leaders in Tech Law.

09/26/2016

Ms. Anderson and Ms. Meny represent the who's who of San Francisco Bay Area technology companies. Read more

Rachael Meny Named Top Labor & Employment Lawyer

07/20/2016

With cutting-edge clients like Lyft Inc., Google Inc. and Netflix Inc., much of Meny’s work focuses on how traditional employment agreements and job classifications apply to 21st century businesses. Read more

Prosecuting and Defending Corporate Raiding, Customer Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Cases

05/13/2016

Rachael Meny will discuss how to protect trade secrets, guard against employee raids, recruit from competitors without getting sued, and deal with the important issues that arise when employees leave to compete with their former employers. Read more

Rachael Meny and Tina Sessions Speak to the University of Michigan's Women's Law Students Association

03/21/2016

Ms. Meny and Ms. Sessions' panel will focus on women in tech law, and being a female litigator. Read more

Victories for Instacart, Qualcomm, and the San Diego County Water Authority Earn Recognition in the Recorder's Litigation Department of the Year Awards

02/26/2016

The awards recognize California litigation practices that delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters. Read more

Lyft Settles $12.25 Million California Driver Lawsuit Over Employment Status

01/27/2016

Rachael Meny, Jamie Slaughter and their team removed a major threat to Lyft's business model when they settled a proposed class action lawsuit without classifying drivers as employees. Read more

Rachael Meny, Ben Berkowitz and Their Team Protect Instacart from a Putative Class Action

11/04/2015

A California federal court crushed a proposed labor class action against smartphone-based grocery delivery service Instacart by ordering workers to individually arbitrate their claims. Read more

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Rachael Meny, Keker & Van Nest

09/25/2015

Ms. Meny handles ground-breaking litigation for Lyft, Inc., Netflix, Google and Instacart. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named one of the Top Pro Bono Firms of 2015

09/15/2015

Keker & Van Nest's sterling work on a slew of legal issues facing undocumented immigrants and major win to halt preemptive environmental litigation by Shell Gulf Oil of Mexico Inc., secured its place among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2015. Read more

Christa Anderson and Rachael Meny Named Women Leaders in Tech Law

07/31/2015

Less than 40 law firm litigators from throughout California were chosen. Winners were selected for handling—and often solving—the most crucial problems tech companies face. Read more

Rachael Meny Named Top Labor & Employment Lawyer

06/03/2015

Ms. Meny's cases involve high-stakes employee non-compete agreements and trade secret theft issues. Read more

Uber, Lyft Decisions Spur Wave of Misclassification Suits

04/10/2015

Lyft has hired Keker & Van Nest Partners Rachael Meny and Jamie Slaughter to bolster its legal team, as it battles misclassification suits. Read more

Lyft Adds Keker & Van Nest to Defense in Driver Classification Suit

03/25/2015

With a federal judge declaring earlier this month that a jury should decide whether Lyft has been misclassifying drivers as contractors under California state law, the company has beefed up its defense team. Read more

Strategies for Minimizing Risk of Privacy Class Actions

12/05/2014

Rachael Meny and Jennifer Huber provide guidance on which prevention strategies and potential defenses businesses can use against privacy class actions. Read more

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Shell Oil's Suit Against Environmental Groups

11/13/2014

Justina Sessions, Steve Hirsch and Rachael Meny win a key victory for a dozen environmental groups working to protect the arctic. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique

10/15/2014

One name mentioned by virtually everyone the Daily Journal spoke to was Keker & Van Nest. Lawyers at some of the best firms in California said they model themselves after the litigation powerhouse. Read more

Judge tosses out fired executive's lawsuit against Netflix, Amazon.com

09/16/2014

Rachael Meny and her team protected Netflix Inc. from claims made by a former executive, who believed the company blacklisted him from employment at Amazon. Read more

Keker & Van Nest and EFF Ask Judge to Rule NSA Internet "Backbone" Spying Techniques Unconstitutional

07/25/2014

Keker & Van Nest filed a brief in the Jewel v. NSA case claiming that backbone surveillance violates the 4th Amendment at the time of seizure and at the time of the search for selectors. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Scores for Google in Patent Proxy Fight With BT

05/27/2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to revive patent infringement claims targeting Google Inc. over its lucrative Adsense program. Read more

Class Action Litigation & Management Conference

08/23/2013

Rachael Meny will present "What Makes a Good Case?" at this conference, which covers the latest developments in the law of federal and California class actions as well as procedural advice from leaders in the field. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Backs the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Challenge to NSA Surveillance

07/16/2013

A diverse group of political, religious and environmental entities claim the government's sweeping collection of telephone communications data chills their members' First Amendment right to free association. Read more

Trade Secrets and Cybersecurity: What every attorney should know

05/17/2013

Rachael Meny and her fellow panelists will provide advice on how to protect company trade secrets, guard against employee raids, recruit from competitors without getting sued, and deal with the important issues that arise when employees leave to compete with their former employers. Read more

Bob Van Nest and Christa Anderson Lead Google to Victory in Patent Infringement Case

04/18/2013

Suffolk Technologies alleged the Google Adsense advertising placement technology infringed one of Suffolk’s patents. Read more

When Key Employees Go to Competitors

05/09/2011

Rachael Meny provides five steps companies can take to steps to minimize the potential litigation risks associated with key employee hires. Read more

Top Defense Verdicts - Alameda County Relies on Keker & Van Nest for Land Use

02/06/2008

Keker & Van Nest defended a California county against claims that its land use decision regarding a Christian school violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). Read more

  • "Prosecuting and Defending Corporate Raiding, Customer Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Cases," Bridgeporte, 2016
  • "Strategies for Minimizing Risk of Privacy Class Actions," Today's General Counsel, 2014
  • "Updates on Non-Competes and Employee Issues," in-house client presentation, 2014
  • "What Makes a Good Case?" Bridgeport's Class Action Litigation & Management Conference, 2013
  • "When Key Employees Go to Competitors," The Recorder, 2011
  • “Defending Securities Class Actions,” ALI-ABA, 1997
  • “The Securities Litigation Landscape - Three Years Into The Reform Act Era,” 1999