In a business environment defined by ever increasing competition and technological evolution, some of the world’s largest, most sophisticated companies – ranging from traditional “brick and mortar” companies to technology leaders in communications, personalized medicine and Internet commerce – are repeatedly turning to Weil to defend and protect their vital trade secrets and business practices.
We utilize our global footprint to partner with clients on complex trade secrets issues regardless of the nature of the transaction, venue for the litigation, or headquarters of the client. Importantly, we have an established presence in the traditional “hotbeds” where trade secrets and related IP and employment issues are frequently litigated, including California, New York, and Texas. This presence allows us to efficiently handle the most complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Although our experience handling significant trade secrets disputes in the courtroom is world-class, our experience conducting internal investigations and pre-litigation counseling to top-tier companies is just as vital for our clients. We are regularly retained to provide this pre-dispute counseling with respect to novel or other “first-of-kind” issues that often need to be addressed completely, discreetly and expeditiously, whether working for a potential claimant or potential defendant. We regularly advise, counsel, and train clients with respect to issues relating to non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements and trade secret protection.
Separately, we also brought a successful action in Minnesota state court against one of UHG’s former high-level employees who violated his post-employment restrictive obligations and began work for a competitor in a comparable position, seeking, among other relief, a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. After UHG successfully obtained a temporary restraining order, it resolved the matter with the former UHG employee on highly favorable terms.
Weil’s Restrictive Covenant and Trade Secrets practice is consistently recognized as 'excellent – superior to the competition.'”
Clients note that the ELPG attorneys are “very, very smart people [who] seamlessly pull together as a group."