Perspectives on Trade Secrets, Non-Competes & Employee Mobility
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In June 2023, a federal judge in the Northern District of Illinois denied Aon Corp.’s request for a temporary restraining order against Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. and nine former Aon employees after they allegedly poached 26 other Aon employees and misappropriated Aon’s trade secrets.
ArentFox Schiff Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, and Lawyers of the Year for 2024
ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce that 130 attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2024, with an additional four attorneys highlighted as “Lawyers of the Year” and 69 attorneys listed as “Ones to Watch.”
New York, a state with a GDP larger than most sovereign nations, is on the brink of a significant change to its employment landscape. It may soon join the four other states that have banned employee non-compete agreements.
Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a rule that would, with limited exceptions, bar employers from using employee non-compete agreements and require rescission of existing non-compete agreements.
Earlier this month, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan overturned a jury verdict of nearly $105 million against Ford Motor Company for breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.
NLRB General Counsel Asserts That Non-Competition Agreements For Non-Management and Non-Supervisory Employees Are Unlawful
On May 30, 2023, Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), published a controversial enforcement memorandum.
In USA v. Patel et al., US District Court Judge Victor A. Bolden granted the defendants’ motion for acquittal in a criminal prosecution alleging six current and former aerospace executives were involved in an illegal conspiracy.
Fourth Circuit: Employers Can Enforce Fiduciary Duty Claims Against Employees Competing For New Contract
In a case involving government contracts, the Fourth Circuit held that a company could proceed with its claims against three former employees for actions they took as employees – through their newly formed company - to pursue the same contract the company was pursuing.
Linda M. Jackson, Alexander H. Spiegler, Pascal Naples, Lauren C. Schaefer, Allan E. Anderson, Robert K. Carrol, Helen H. Ji, Michael K. Molzberger, Nicholas J. Nesgos, Nadia Patel, Matthew F. Prewitt, Andrew Baskin, Mariam Chamilova, Nicholas L. Collins, James D. Cromley, Oscar A. Figueroa, J. Maxwell Heckendorn, Sara J. Hickey, Fernanda Sanchez Jara, Natalie C. Kreeger, Morgan R. Pankow, Jodi Tai
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FTC Holds Public Forum on Proposed Rule Banning Use of Non-Compete Agreements, Seeks Written Comments
On February 16, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public forum on its proposed rule that would, with limited exceptions, ban employers from using employee non-compete agreements and require rescission of existing non-compete agreements.
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a proposed rule that, with limited exceptions, would both ban post-termination non-compete covenants in employment agreements and require rescission of existing post-termination non-competes.
ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been named to Washingtonian magazine’s 2022 Top Lawyers, which features the “top legal talent” in Washington, DC.
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a new rule that would ban employers from requiring workers to sign non-competes and require recission of existing non-competes. The FTC’s press release accompanying the rule states that its intent is to “promote greater dynamism."
ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce that Partner Matthew Prewitt, co-leader of the firm’s Trade Secrets, Non-Competes & Employee Mobility and Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Data Protection practices, has been named among Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Gen X Leaders in Law for 2022.
In today’s competitive employment market, employee resignations are reaching near record-highs. Whether a separation is voluntary or involuntary, employee terminations often happen quickly and involve many moving parts. To protect the company and enhance enforceability.
Matt Prewitt will speak at the 5th Annual Sand Piper Partners LLC Trade Secrets Protection, Enforcement, and Litigation Conference on October 27, 2022.
There is often an assumption that restrictive covenants entered into in connection with a sale of business will be enforceable, even if they are broader in scope of time, geography, and restricted activity than would otherwise be acceptable to a court.
ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce the firm is being recognized by Global Citizen Experience (GCE) Lab School in Chicago for donating more than $250,000 in pro bono legal services.
Maryland Court Rejects Tech Company’s Ask For Affirmative Summary Judgment Against Former Employee Charged With CFAA Violations
Earlier this month, the US District Court for District of Maryland denied a partial motion for summary judgment in a case filed by Infotek Corporation against Mr. Dwight Preston, a former employee. See Infotek Corp v. Preston, No. CCB-18-1386, 2022 WL 4121414 (D. Md. Sep. 9, 2022).
In a previous article, Litigating Spoliation Claims in Trade Secret Cases, we discussed the rise of spoliation in trade secret and restrictive covenant cases. In that article, we provided background on trade secret laws and the spoliation standard, and laid out a “how-to” guide with practice tips.