In her article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Lizbeth Hasse, a JAMS neutral, suggests that trade secret cases "present concerns that generally motivate early ADR efforts."  The author discusses the intersection of ADR procedures and the Defend Trade Secrets Act. In summary, the author concludes that trade secrets cases are expensive, need to move quickly, and the parties may not want the publicity associated with a trial, making these disputes appropriate for early mediation.