Lecturer in Law
Russell Beck is a partner in Foley & Lardner LLP's Boston office and serves as Chair of the firm's Trade Secret/Noncompete Practice. He is also a member of the General Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Privacy, Security & Information Management; and Labor & Employment Practices and the Emerging Technologies Industry Team.
In addition to his twenty years of experience as a complex commercial and intellectual property litigator, Mr. Beck has had over a decade of experience as lead counsel on trade secret and noncompete matters; has authored the book, Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (3rd ed., MCLE, Inc.); and drafted the bill currently pending before the Massachusetts House of Representatives to define and codify Massachusetts noncompetition law.
His practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation, including high-tech and intellectual property matters; counseling and litigating with regard to the protection of trade secrets; drafting, negotiating, enforcing and defending non-competition agreements; land use cases, and health care payor/provider disputes.
Mr. Beck has been repeatedly recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, an honor received by only 5% of Massachusetts attorneys. He is also AV rated (the highest rating available) by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Beck earned his J.D. from Boston University (magna cum laude, 1989), where he was an editor of the Law Review. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tufts University (1986).
Mr. Beck serves as an alternate member of the Town of Marblehead Planning Board and was a 2006 winner of Foley & Lardner's Carl H. Hitchner Mentor of the Year Award.