Defeated TRO, Secured Dismissal of Claims Against Insurance Broker by Competitor
Representing an insurance broker, defeated a temporary restraining order directed at the client by a competing insurance broker, and later obtained dismissal of the complaint filed by the competitor alleging our client had misappropriated trade secrets and tortiously interfered with a contract.
Dismissal of Antitrust, Unfair Competition, Trade Secrets Claims Against Video Streaming Company
Secured dismissal in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York of claims against a wireless video streaming technology company. The client faced antitrust, unfair competition and counterclaims over trade secrets from a Chinese competitor.
Prevailed in Trade Secrets Case
Prevailed in a trade secrets misappropriation and breach of fiduciary duty jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Acted for Clients on Employee Noncompete Covenants
Prosecuted and defended restraining orders based on employees’ covenants not to compete.
Obtained Temporary Restraining Order and Permanent Injunction to Protect Trade Secrets of Aerospace Distributor
Successfully obtained temporary restraining order and permanent injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to protect confidential trade secret information of a premier aerospace distributor.
Appeal of Summary Judgment in Trade Secret Case
Secured a favorable result in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit for client Subscriber Holdings, in a case asserting claims under the Georgia Trade Secrets Act and the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, as well as breach of a nondisclosure agreement. The appeals court vacated the decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and remanded the case for trial.
Obtained Consent Injunction for Health Care Organization in Trade Secret Case
Obtained consent injunction against former executives of a large health care organization and competitor in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, enforcing noncompetition and nonsolicitation provisions and requiring return and destruction of documents.
Advised Defense Contractor in U.S. Government Inquiry
Successfully advised a defense contractor in connection with a U.S. Government inquiry, pre-award.
Obtained TRO and Preliminary Injunction in Noncompete Case
Obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in federal court for a company against several defendants regarding the violation of noncompete and nonsolicitation covenants and the use of trade secrets in violation of the Defend Trade Secrets Act. Resulted in the return of and destruction of confidential information, a complete victory against the defendants, and favorable resolution of the case.
Noncompete Enforcement Thwarted
Defeated motion for preliminary injunction in Massachusetts state court seeking to prohibit staffing firm employee from working for a new employer, and vindicated ability of employee and new employer to engage in noncompetitive client service work.
Advised a National Corporate in Bringing High Court Injunction Proceedings
Advised a national corporate in bringing High Court injunction proceedings to prevent an employee from commencing work for a competitor, in breach of restrictive covenants contained in their employment contract. The High Court issued an interim injunction and costs order in our client’s favour, preventing the employee from working for a competitor and recovering a sum towards legal costs. After the interim injunction order, we successfully negotiated a favourable settlement for our client.
Defense Counsel Against Action to Obtain TRO, Preliminary Injunction
Served as defense counsel to employee and employee’s company against an action by former joint venture partner to obtain a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction involving contested nondisclosure and noncompete agreements.
Trade Secret, Cybersecurity Protection for Real Estate Technology Industry Client
Represented leading commercial real estate industry platform and cloud service provider in transactions and disputes including the protection of trade secrets and cybersecurity breaches.
Enforcement of Noncomplete, Nonsolicitation Agreements for Global Real Estate Firm
Represented global real estate services firm in enforcement of noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements with former employee.
Representation of Large Health Insurance Company in Noncompete Matters
Represented one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies by enforcing noncompetition agreements with former employees.
Defense of Client Against TRO
Successfully defended client in a temporary restraining order (TRO) hearing against a former employer who tried to enforce a noncompete agreement.
Obtained Favorable Ruling on Enforceability of Client’s Noncompete Agreement
Represented employer on motion for preliminary injunction concerning enforceability of noncompete agreement. Drafted opposition to employee’s motion, resulting in order finding that employee’s subsequent job would violate noncompete agreement with client employer.
Dismissal of Case in Breach of Loyalty, Trade Secret Case for Reinsurance Executive
Defended an executive of an international reinsurance broker in a breach of loyalty and trade secret theft case brought by the executive’s former employer. The employer sought a multimillion-dollar damages award and after nine months of litigation, the employer was forced to dismiss case on the eve of trial.
Obtained Injunction for Ethanol Manufacturer in Trade Secret Case
Obtained injunction against former employee of ethanol manufacturer, preventing employee from disclosing client’s trade secrets.
Obtained Injunction Enforcing Nonsolicitation Agreement
Represented staffing company in enforcing a nonsolicitation agreement that prevented former employees, who started a competing business, from diverting multimillion-dollar contract to their new business.
Temporary Restraining Order for Client Involving Noncompete Agreement
Secured a temporary restraining order for a boiler service company. The defendant, a former employee, left the company without notice and went to work for a competing firm. The employee had signed a noncompete, nondisclosure and noninterference agreement with the client, and the court granted our motion prohibiting the defendant from continuing to work for the competing firm and any other business in the state competing with the client. Following the court’s order, the defendant agreed to a permanent consent injunction.
TRO Secured for Financial Client
Obtained a temporary restraining order for a wealth management firm against a former employee regarding the violation of a nonsolicitation agreement. The employee, who had provided services to approximately 300 households representing about $50 million in assets, had signed a confidentiality and nonsolicitation agreement stating he would not directly or indirectly do business with or attempt to take away any of his employer’s clients.
Counsel to Multiple Fortune 500 Companies on Noncompete, Trade Secret Matters
Provided regular national noncompete and trade secret counsel to multiple Fortune 500 corporations across industries. Provide risk assessment in the hiring of employees from competitors, enforcement of restrictions against departing employees, and implementation of policies and procedures related to noncompetes and protection of confidential information.
Enjoined Misappropriation of Trade Secrets for Specialty Food Manufacturer
Successfully enjoined misappropriation of trade secrets in the Circuit Court of Madison County, Illinois, for a major specialty food manufacturer, and obtained a consent judgment prohibiting the solicitation of major customers for a significant period, although the former high-level employees did not have employment agreements.
Obtained TRO for Major Grocery Chain in Noncompete Case
Obtained temporary restraining order (TRO) and consent permanent injunction against a former employee of a major grocery chain enforcing a noncompete agreement and requiring return and destruction of documents.
Successful Enforcement of Agreements Against Former Staffing Firm Employees
Successfully pursued and enforced multiple confidentiality and customer nonsolicitation agreements, along with computer tampering claims in courts in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa, against former employees of national Fortune 500 staffing firm.
Successful Defense of Client in Trade Secret Claim
Successfully defended a construction industry client in a trade secret claim wherein the Federal Court in Washington transferred the case on a venue motion to a Federal Court in California. The parties settled the case soon after transfer.
Won Preliminary Injunction for Wine and Spirits Industry Supplier in Trade Secret, Noncompete Case
Won a preliminary injunction following a three-day federal bench trial for a large supplier of materials used in wine and spirits industry. Protected trade secrets and enforced noncompete, and recovered fees for client.
Defense of Chicago Manufacturer Against Wage Payment Action Claims
Successfully defended a Chicago manufacturer against Wage Payment Act claims brought by its former president.
Prosecution of High-Profile Embezzlers
Prosecuted embezzlers, including the partner of a real estate venture, the treasurer of an energy company and the bookkeeper of a significant business.
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