One of the challenges facing companies today is how to protect competitive business interests and preserve confidential business information. The challenge is particularly acute in knowledge-driven or relationship-driven industries where employee turnover is high or where the risk of loss of competitive advantage is great. We help companies protect their valuable confidential information and trade secrets through litigation-tested agreements and policies, proactive counseling, and training. We have a record of court victories for our clients. When required, we prosecute claims to protect confidential information and trade secrets, including claims for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, conversion, and other contract-based, statutory, and common law claims. We routinely help clients across a range of industries, such as manufacturing, publishing, marketing, transportation, healthcare, information technology, insurance, finance, and more.
We provide a full range of services related to noncompetition agreements and trade secrets law, such as:
Our experienced lawyers routinely help companies protect their business interests and information. We have successfully handled cases for employers and employees, including obtaining high value settlements, dismissals, restraining orders, injunctions, pre-lawsuit settlements, and favorable court decisions. We are well prepared to move quickly to protect our clients' interests if litigation becomes necessary. Often, we successfully obtain immediate injunctive relief or defend against such an effort by an opposing party. Our litigators are recognized in the field, and we are proud of our record of success. Our lawyers also regularly give presentations and write for national publications on topics related to noncompetition agreements and trade secret protection, such as tips and best practices.
Prosecuted claims for a uniform and linen rental company to enforce a noncompete agreement against a former employee, a driver/sales representative. Obtained a preliminary order enjoining former employee from working for a competitor in two states and all but two counties in a third state.
Defended a subcontractor for a coin manufacturer from a noncompetition covenant that precluded a worker from soliciting clients of the contractor. Court denied our adversary’s motion for a preliminary injunction. The case settled, and the parties effectively just walked away.
Defended a publishing company and three new employees from claims of tortious interference by their former employer. We asserted counterclaims for tortious interference with contractual relations and moved to dismiss the claims against the company. The former employer agreed to dismissal of the lawsuit.
Represented a company and two new employees from claims for breach of a noncompetition agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets. After exchange of discovery, the case settled.
Represented a former employee who was sued for breaching a noncompetition agreement. Even before we answered, we informed plaintiff’s counsel that the noncompete at issue had been superseded by a subsequent employment agreement that did not contain a noncompetition agreement and by significant changes in employment. When plaintiff did not voluntarily dismiss the case, we answered and filed summary judgment, which we won. We then won our motion for reimbursement of attorneys' fees.
Negotiated a successful nonmonetary resolution to claims against a Fortune 100 company that alleged raiding and hiring employees subject to noncompetition agreements.