We have extensive experience representing both employees and employers in a wide variety of disputes over non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and claims of misappropriation of trade secrets. Representative cases include:


  • Obtaining a TRO and injunction on behalf of a high-frequency trading firm against a former trader who violated his non-compete agreement

  • Winning dismissal of federal case alleging that cell tower construction company brought against our client for alleged tortious interference with non-compete agreements

  • Suing and obtaining consent judgment against entertainment company that had fraudulently inserted a non-competition clause in a settlement agreement

  • Successfully defending a high-frequency trader against a $1 billion claim for misappropriation of trade secrets

  • Successfully negotiating resolution of many non-competition disputes

  • Advising a private equity company in disputes with former employees involving violations of non-competition and non-solicit agreement, breach of fiduciary duty, and violations of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • Defeating an employment-related defamation claim brought against a hedge fund by a former executive

  • Defending pharmaceutical executives in civil conspiracy claim arising out of their alleged conspiracy to unfairly compete

Employment Litigation and Counseling

  • Defending investment management firm and its president in claims brought against them by former employee under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act

  • Defending sales representative in claims brought by former employer for violations of non-compete and non-solicit agreements and pursuing claims against former employer for unpaid sales commissions

  • Representing terminated physician in age discrimination and retaliation claims against hospital and negotiating successful settlement for client

  • Successfully defending Fortune 50 company in two administrative hearings before the Illinois Human Rights Commission involving claims of sexual harassment and race discrimination

  • Defending Fortune 50 company at jury trial of gender discrimination and retaliation claims

  • Preparing Code of Conduct for government contractor in suspension/debarment proceeding and providing training to its entire workforce