Unfair Competition Litigation

Employment | Unfair Competition Litigation

Our lawyers have litigated a number of unfair competition cases in federal and state court – including prosecuting and opposing applications for injunctive relief and temporary restraining orders – arising out of claims that a former employee has exploited his former employer’s trade secrets or was competing against his employer. We are exceptionally prepared to litigate such cases due to our knowledge of intellectual property law, computer forensics, trade secrets law, employment law, and corporate law. We have represented physicians, other licensed professionals, executives, and employers in claims involving the theft or misuse of intellectual property, diversion of corporate opportunity, unfair competition, and other alleged wrongdoing.

Representative Cases

Here are some of the outcomes our lawyers have achieved for our clients:
  • Obtained a dismissal of a federal suit brought by a former officer claiming that the company wrongfully terminated him and never conveyed to him stock options worth millions of dollars. Our lawyers obtained a dismissal of the case, and an award of attorneys’ fees, by demonstrating that the officer had breached fiduciary duties by working for a competitor and had forged documents.
  • Successfully resolved multiple “business divorce” cases, with or without litigation, on behalf of health care professionals and other businesses involving the protection of client lists, alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, and breaches of restrictive covenants.
  • Successfully resolved claims on behalf of the former COO of a business and the co-inventor identified on a number of patents assigned to the business. We obtained favorable compensation for our client for his twenty percent equity interest in the business by, among other things, defeating claims that he had engaged in various forms of unfair competition after his discharge.
  • Successfully represented a Big Four accounting firm partner with respect to his alleged breach of a non-solicitation agreement.
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