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, I act as a forceful advocate to meet my clients’ business and legal objectives. 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 appellate courts.
I have represented clients in defending and prosecuting claims for, among other things, professional liability, fraud, employee-whistleblowers, commercial contract disputes, consumer fraud and false advertising, trademark infringement, copyright infringement and patent infringement. I have handled several litigation matters involving claims against professionals who have advised large employers on benefit-related issues.
Currently, I am actively involved in advising clients on biometric privacy issues, as well as defending several class actions filed under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA).
I am currently monitoring the development of cases filed under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act, an Illinois statute that is currently subject to hundreds of putative class action cases. The case law on biometric privacy issues in Illinois is likely to continue developing rapidly given the number of putative class actions that are percolating through Illinois state and federal courts.
Commercial Litigation Alert | 08.12.19
Privacy Law Alert | 01.24.19
NP Privacy Partner | 11.30.17
NP Privacy Partner | 10.25.17
Intellectual Property Alert | 05.30.17
Patent Law Alert | 05.22.17
06.06.19 | Chicago, IL
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