Travis Anderson is a partner in the Labor and Employment and Business Trial Practice Groups in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office, is Co-Leader of the Trade Secrets Team and is Chair of the Del Mar Recruiting Committee.

Areas of Practice

Travis handles complex business, trade secret and employment disputes. He has litigated numerous high-stakes matters from inception through trial and arbitration for businesses, business owners, employers, executives and retailers.

Employment Practice: Travis defends employers in civil actions involving various types of employment-related claims, including wrongful termination, whistle-blower actions, discrimination, harassment, pay stub claims, wage and hour claims, PAGA claims and contract actions. He also prosecutes workplace violence restraining orders on behalf of employers and their employees, along with counseling and advising clients on these issues. Travis has served as a reporter on employment discrimination cases for Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin.

Trade Secrets and Employee-Mobility Practice: Travis prosecutes and defends actions involving trade secret claims, unfair competition and enforcement of restrictive covenants and non-competes. He advises clients on employee-mobility issues and how to protect sensitive and valuable information.

Business Trial Practice: Travis represents clients in a variety of commercial disputes, including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, RICO, defamation, unfair competition and corporate deadlock and dissolution proceedings.



Representative Litigation Matters

  • After a three week arbitration, obtained complete victory for two high-level private equity executives, with his clients receiving over $15 million for claims relating to earn-out pay and severance pay to high-level private equity executives, while completely defensing complex claims of fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets seeking over $100 million.
  • Obtained temporary restraining order, followed by a preliminary injunction, preventing client’s former employee and industry rival from misusing trade secrets, and mandating the return of client’s information and materials.
  • Defended satellite and telecommunications company and majority investor against complex claims brought by former executives and shareholders alleging RICO, retaliation for whistleblowing and breach of shareholder agreement.
  • Defended and secured favorable settlement for companies and majority owner and manager in claims brought by minority owner for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract.
  • Defended large retail employer in discrimination and retaliation lawsuit; obtained discovery sanctions against plaintiff resulting in walkaway settlement.
  • Obtained nearly $8 million in settlement for a plaintiff business in a misappropriation of trade secrets case.
  • Obtained over $5 million in settlement for company against former executive for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and conversion of funds.
  • Obtained terminating sanctions and default judgment against a defendant in a defamation case for destroying evidence.
  • Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of high-profile whistleblower and wrongful termination case on behalf of employer.
  • Obtained terminating sanctions and monetary sanctions of over $130,000 against the plaintiff in a wrongful termination case, where plaintiff found to have engaged in theft and misuse of employer documents.
  • Obtained a settlement of over $16 million for client in a complex business dispute between two public utilities.
  • Obtained over a dozen restraining orders to protect employers and their employees against workplace violence and civil harassment.



San Diego Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016-2019

Recommended Attorney - Labor and Employment , The Legal 500, 2019



Class Action Defense Strategy Law Blog Posts

Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

Intellectual Property Law Blog Posts

Labor and Employment Law Blog Posts

Trade Secrets Law Blog Posts

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "Restrictive Covenants in NY & CA – A Comparative Analysis," Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY, April 2021
  • Presenter, "Employees’ Social Media Contacts Considered as Company Trade Secrets? – What Attorneys Need to Know," San Diego, CA, April 2020
  • Presenter, "Data Preservation, Destruction, and Its Consequences," San Diego, CA, November, 2016
  • Presenter, "Data Destruction and Its Consequences," San Diego, CA, August, 2015
  • Presenter, "Terminating Sanctions," San Diego, CA, May, 2014



San Diego Rotary Club (No. 33)



J.D., University of San Diego, 2009, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Research Editor of San Diego Law Review

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2005, universali cum honore


  • Extern to the Honorable Justice Gilbert Nares, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1
  • Intern to the Honorable Judge Ronald Prager, San Diego Superior Court


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
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