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Heath has extensive experience in protecting companies from trade secret theft, particularly from disgruntled and departing former employees.

Most often this involves theft of data in the form of pricing, customer lists and product information via use of mobile devices, USB flash drives, personal email and cloud storage platforms.  Heath helped develop the innovative Bond Trade Secret Protection Audit which systematically reviews a company’s agreements, policies and protocols, as well as their physical and electronic security measures. Doing so minimizes the risks of internal and external data theft, as well as improves a company’s position to enforce its rights in the event that legal action is needed, including obtaining court-ordered emergency injunctive relief.    

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  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2021
    • Buffalo Business First, Legal Elite of Western New York, 2016, 2018, 2020
  • New York State Bar Association, Chair, Business Torts and Employment Litigation Committee of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section (TICL); Executive Committee, TICL Section; Executive Committee, Eighth Judicial District Leader, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; Co-Chair, Section Membership Committee; Special Committee on Discovery and Case Management in Federal Litigation; Faster, Cheaper, Smarter Working Group
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
  • Business Editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Recipient, 2010 Committee Chair of the Year, NYSBA TICL Section
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award for Law-Related Education, NYSBA
  • Recipient, "40 Under 40" Award, Business First of Buffalo
  • Recipient, Commitment to Education Community Leader Award, City of Buffalo
  • Recipient, Pathfinder's Award, Business First of Buffalo
  • Recipient, Key of Hope Award, Habitat for Humanity of Buffalo
  • Named, Among Our Best, Canisius College
  • Named, Up and Coming Attorney, The Daily Record

  • Moderator, Exploring the Ethical Implications of Social Media Use: Lessons to be Learned from the 2017 Updated NYSBA Social Media Ethics Guidelines, New York State Bar Association CLE, September 18, 2017
  • Program Co-Chair and Speaker, Implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and Practical Considerations for Guarding Against Internal Data Theft, NYSBA Torts Insurance and Compensation Law Section Annual Meeting, January 26, 2017

  • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Board of Trustees
  • Town of Clarence Historic Preservation Commission, Board Member
  • Clarence Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Clarence Hollow Farmers' Market, Board Member
  • Habitat for Humanity Buffalo, Board Member; Chair of Nominating and Governance Committee   
  • Mid-Day Club of Buffalo, Board of Directors
  • Buffalo Alliance for Education, Vice-President, Board of Directors
  • Canisius College Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Canisius College Pre-Law Advisory Council, Board Member
  • Bennett High School's Law Magnet Advisory Board
  • Bennett High School Mock Trial Team, Attorney Coach
  • University at Buffalo Law School Mentoring Program and Moot Court Judge
  • American Heart Association Home Run Derby Organization Committee and Heart Walk Team Captain
  • Leadership Buffalo, Class of 2007