William Collins, Jr., Partner
Burr and Forman
Chip Collins is a partner and business litigator in the Atlanta office of Burr & Forman LLP. His practice is largely focused on litigating and arbitrating non-compete and trade secret disputes, counseling employers and executives on unfair competition issues, and drafting employment and severance agreements. Chip is a frequent commentator on non-compete and trade secret issues, having been featured in publications including the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Attorney at Law, and Business to Business, and he started his firm’s unfair competition blog (noncompetetradesecretslaw.com), to which he is a contributor. He has presented seminars on trade secret and non-compete law for The Knowledge Group and ICLE in Georgia, and he has been a guest lecturer on non-compete and trade secret issues at the Emory University School of Law for the last five years. Chip has been involved in the creation of both the noncompete/trade secrets and cybersecurity service groups at his firm.
Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal, Partner
Covington & Burling LLP
Teena Sankoorikal is a commercial litigator who has handled many high-profile, complex civil litigation and intellectual property disputes, including trade secret, business torts, breach of contract, fraud, patent, and copyright matters. In particular, she has advised multinational technology companies on a variety of business tort-related issues, ranging from fraudulent misrepresentation, to tortious interference, to unfair competition, among others. Ms. Sankoorikal has advised companies on allegations of theft of trade secret information by former employees, board members, competitors, and business venture partners. She has represented technology companies in a variety of patent litigation matters, principally relating to high-tech patents. She has advised multinational companies on copyright issues relating to the alleged copying of software, relating to the illegal transmission of music via peer-to-peer file sharing software, and relating to the copying of confidential manuals.