Mr. Kamras litigates matters involving trade secret misappropriation and employee raiding, including within the banking, insurance, securities, manufacturing, and food and beverage industries. Mr. Kamras' experience representing clients in the financial services industries extends also to securities and other complex commercial litigation, including federal and state individual, class and derivative actions, and arbitrations before FINRA. He has significant trial experience, including serving as an Assistant District Attorney with the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, where, as lead counsel, he successfully tried several cases to verdict before a jury.

Mr. Kamras has been recognized as a Northern California "Rising Star" each of the last six years.

Experience

  • Napa Valley winery as claimant in JAMS arbitration asserting misappropriation of trade secret customer lists, trademark infringement, false designation of origin, false advertising, breach of contract, unfair competition, and breach of fiduciary duty securing an arbitration award enjoining misappropriation of customer lists and trademark infringement and awarding damages.
  • Private mortgage insurer in California state court asserting misappropriation of trade secrets, including algorithms and other artifacts of insurance origination and underwriting system, projections, models, competitive analysis, and business strategy.
  • Bank and certain of its officers in California state court against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, including customer lists and technical aspects of the title and escrow banking field.
  • Automotive aftermarket manufacturer (clean-tech company and its officers and employees) in JAMS arbitration against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets relating to diesel emissions reduction technology.
  • Semiconductor manufacturer and distributor in California state court against claims of trade secret misappropriation, securing a dismissal of all claims.
  • Conference operator in matter seeking specific performance and damages for breach of contract, copyright infringement, and trade secret misappropriation.

Perspectives

How to Protect Your Company and Its Trade Secrets with an Increasingly Mobile Workforce
Half-Day CLE Program and Lunchtime Presentation on Corporate Board Service, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, San Francisco, CA
Supreme Court Clarifies Liability for Statements of Opinion Under Section 11 of the Securities Act
Arnold & Porter Advisory
Implications of Recent Developments in SEC Enforcement: A Six Month Review of Chairman Mary Jo White's Tenure
Arnold & Porter Advisory

Recognition

Northern California Super Lawyers
Intellectual Property and Securities Litigation (2018)
"Rising Star" (2010-2016)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2001, cum laude
  • BA, Columbia University, 1998, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • California
  • New York
  • Maine
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of California
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
Clerkships
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, The Honorable Carlos T. Bea
Activities
  • State Bar of California

  • State Bar of New York

  • Board Member, Anti-Defamation League (Central Pacific Region)

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