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.
Representation of Plaintiff Before NY Supreme Court in Defend Trade Secrets Act, Fraud Case
Represented the plaintiff, a global leader in advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, against a real estate investment trust in a matter alleging violation of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, fraud in the inducement, breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, tortious interference, unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets. The complaint, brought before the New York Supreme Court, sought in addition to damages, a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction.
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.
Representation of National Candy Manufacturer in Trade Secret, Distribution Contract Matters
Represented a national candy manufacturer in litigation relating to trade secret and distribution contracts.
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.
Defeated Manufacturer's Attempt to Obtain TRO Enforcing Noncompete
Defeated manufacturer’s attempt to obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO) in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri enforcing a noncompete agreement against a former plant manager. This resulted in a complete victory for the plant manager, allowing him to work for his new employer in the same industry.
Won TRO and Permanent Injunction Against Former Employee in Trade Secret Case
Won a temporary restraining order (TRO) and permanent injunction against the former employee of a publicly traded bank in a trade secret case.
Won TRO in Federal Court for Aviation Business
Won a temporary restraining order (TRO) in federal court on behalf of an aviation business in a trade secret case against a former high-level executive.
Won Noncompete, Unfair Competition Case for National Specialty Retail Chain
Received national press coverage by winning a noncompete and unfair competition case on behalf of a publicly traded, national specialty store chain against a publicly traded, national department store chain.
Won Permanent Injunction in Trade Secret Case for National Franchisor
Won a permanent injunction in a trade secret case against a former executive on behalf of a national franchisor.
Obtained Injunction and Monetary Damages in Noncompete Case for National Staffing Company
Won a noncompete case on behalf of a publicly traded, national staffing company against a former top salesperson, obtaining an injunction and monetary damages.