Rich Tilghman assists clients in resolving complex commercial litigation matters. He represents a broad range of clients in state and federal courts and alternative dispute resolution forums throughout the country.
I have litigated numerous cases involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation, breaches of confidentiality provisions and breach of post-employment restrictive covenants. I also counsel clients on how to avoid the misappropriation of confidential and proprietary data through non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality provisions and restrictive covenants.
For example, I recently represented a client in a case involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation, confidentiality breaches, and breach of restrictive covenants. After defeating a request for a preliminary injunction and obtaining a finding that the plaintiff was unlikely to succeed on the merits, we used the favorable ruling to reach a quick and cost-effective resolution of the case.
Throughout my career, I have handled a wide variety of commercial litigation disputes. I keep the client’s interests at the forefront at all times by looking for efficient, cost-effective ways to avoid or resolve litigation.
When cases cannot be resolved quickly, I advocate zealously on my client’s behalf. I have tried numerous cases to verdict in various state and federal courts as well as arbitration forums. I have also successfully argued appeals before state and federal courts.
I have represented clients in defending and prosecuting claims for, among other things, professional liability, product liability, fraud, employee-whistleblowers, commercial contract disputes, consumer fraud and false advertising, trademark infringement and patent infringement. I am currently working on several matters involving claims against professionals involved in advising large employers on benefit-related issues.
I am also currently counseling clients on compliance with the requirements of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), as well as defending a putative class action alleging violations of the disclosure and consent requirements of BIPA.
I am currently monitoring the flood of cases being filed by the plaintiffs’ class action bar under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and a variety of untested defenses that can be used to combat these claims.
Privacy Law Alert | 01.25.19
NP Privacy Partner | 12.01.17
NP Privacy Partner | 10.26.17
Intellectual Property Alert | 05.31.17
Patent Law Alert | 05.23.17
06.07.18 | Chicago, IL
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude; Managing Editor of Notes and Comments, DePaul Law Review; Order of the Coif
Boston College, B.S., cum laude
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Federal Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit