Competition in business often results in employers requiring their employees to sign covenants not to compete, non-disclosure agreements, restrictive covenants, and other similar agreements, all in an effort to keep company work product, secrets, and information secure. Our attorneys have broad experience working to protect employers’ most protected trade secrets, as well as defending against claims for violating covenants not to compete or other types of restrictive covenants.
These types of matters typically go to court or arbitration on emergency motions that must be prepared and heard on an expedited basis. Our attorneys have the experience and acumen to quickly prepare and submit complicated briefs and motions seeking temporary restraining orders and other injunctive relief to protect and serve our clients’ needs. Our background in this area of law includes:
- Emergency motions seeking temporary restraining orders;
- Motions seeking to recover stolen or misappropriated business information;
- Preparing corporate policies and restrictive covenant agreements; and
- Advising employees who have signed or are being asked to sign restrictive covenants.
Our attorneys have:
- Represented clients in various industries to enforce restrictive covenant rights against key employees who have left the clients’ employment to work in similar positions at their competitors.
- Successfully defended a chiropractor client who was leaving his employment position to open his own competing practice.
- Represented a client involved in the manufacturing and distribution of solar energy panels and equipment to draft restrictive covenants and nondisclosure agreements for its new employees.
- Represented various clients in defending against restrictive covenants in their employment contracts.