Dylan W. Wiseman


Dylan Wiseman is the Co-Chair of Buchalter’s Trade Secret and Employee Mobility Practice Group.  For 28 years, he has practiced exclusively in the field of trade secrets and employee mobility.

 In 2021 and 2022 he was recognized by the Daily Journal as among the Top Trade Secrets Lawyers in California.  In 2023, he was recognized by Intellectual Asset Management as one of the preeminent trade secrets lawyers in the United States.    

Mr. Wiseman has extensive jury trial experience. He has been lead trial counsel in several complex designated unfair competition jury trials, including an eight-week jury trial. Because of his trial experience, the California Lawyers Association asked Mr. Wiseman to be the sole author of the chapter on jury instructions in the treatise Trade Secret Litigation & Protection: A Practice Guide to the DTSA and CUTSA (4th Ed. 2021). Mr. Wiseman’s chapter provides a comprehensive critique of the CACI 4400 series jury instructions used for trade secret claims.  Similarly recognizing Mr. Wiseman’s two decades of trade secrets trial verdicts, he is a co-author of the Template Civil Jury Instructions Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which was published 2021 in the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal. In 2023, Mr. Wiseman joined The Sedona Conference – Working Group 12 (Trade Secrets) which is developing a set of pattern jury instructions for the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act.

Mr. Wiseman is resident in Buchalter’s San Francisco and Sacramento offices.  In 2017, he opened the Sacramento office, which now has 28 lawyers.