This case involves an executive recruitment firm that allegedly had proprietary data stolen from them by a former employee. Over the course of 6 years, the recruitment firm started and cultivated a database of over 10,000 industry clients and candidates. An employee who had been with the firm since its inception (and had signed a non-disclosure agreement) downloaded a significant amount of database information before leaving the company for a more senior position at a specialized recruitment firm. It was alleged that the information taken caused significant damage to the firm. An expert in executive recruitment was sought to opine on whether such data is considered proprietary in the industry.