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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prosecution in Matter Involving Breach of Employment Agreement

Prosecuted and defended claims for breach of an employment agreement.

Defense of National Direct Sales Company in Misappropriation Case

Successfully defended a nationally recognized direct sales company against allegations that it misappropriated a competitor’s trade secrets in violation of the Illinois Trade Secrets Act. 

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.

Representation of National Wholesaler in Breach of Confidentiality Matter

Represented a national commodity wholesaler in action against former employees for breach of confidentiality provision and misappropriation of trade secrets related to hedging strategies.

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