Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Coach Exec Forced to Return Info She Stole From Louis Vuitton

New, 3 comments
Image <a href="">via</a>.
Image via.

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

When you're a high-paid executive privy to trade secrets and sensitive info, you can't just load all that data onto a few flash drives and abscond with it when you quit. Especially if you're jumping straight to a competitor. So goes the case of one former Louis Vuitton exec, Joon Ma, who reportedly packed her luggage full of confidential intel right before taking a job a Coach, resulting in a lawsuit by Louis Vuitton.

The Fashion Law has been closely tracking the Louis Vuitton lawsuit, describing the allegations as follows: "LVNA claims Ma copied files from her work laptop onto two external hard drives and three USB drives, then deleted a series of files and emails to hide her tracks, all within the last 24 hours of her employment with the company."

Today, Louis Vuitton has scored its first win in the case. As The Fashion Law details, the judge, "has ordered Ma to return all information about Louis Vuitton's operations that she lifted from the company and has also ordered that Ma be held to the terms of her noncompete agreement with LVNA, which bars her working for a competitor of the luxury design house in the U.S. for a period of six months."
· Former Louis Vuitton VP Must Return All "Stolen" Information [The Fashion Law]
· Louis Vuitton Will See Coach in Court Over Trade Secret Theft [Racked]