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Restrictive Covenant, Trade Secret and Unfair Competition

A company’s workforce and its confidential and proprietary information are often two of its most valuable assets.  Keeping both intact and preventing the loss of information is a safeguard companies must take in today’s corporate environment.  On the flip-side, when either a key employee or key information “walks out the door” to a competitor, you need experienced counsel who can advise you on the best way to proceed and protect your company and its competitive edge. 

Our multidisciplinary team of attorneys is experienced at identifying those assets that need to be protected and designing a custom strategy to reduce risk.  This includes auditing existing restrictive covenant, trade secret and confidentiality agreements, and then creating relevant policies and procedures to protect your company’s valuable information, followed by training to ensure the policies and procedures are properly implemented.

If a breach takes place, our team advises on the best course of action to protect your company assets, either by negotiating workable resolutions, seeking immediate injunctive relief, or pursuing alternative dispute resolution.  Our team has significant experience successfully resolving breaches of restrictive covenant agreements, unfair competition and trade secret issues. 

Areas of Emphasis

  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements (Customer/Client and Employee)
  • Employee Raiding and Loss of Key Information
  • Trade Secret Counseling and Litigation
  • IP Ownership Agreements
  • Unfair Competition
  • Multijurisdictional Litigation and Counseling
  • Injunction Proceedings

Our clients range from large U.S. corporations to start-ups as well as the U.S. operations of international companies in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, financial services, technology, food service, retail and health care industries, among others.

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