Trade Secret Protection and Unfair Competition
Advice and Counseling
One of the most critical functions for most companies is the protection of its trade secrets and other confidential/proprietary information. Kagan Stern attorneys are well-versed in advising companies on the strategic implementation of trade secret protection programs and related employment and non-disclosure agreements.
Kagan Stern assists businesses with identifying information that may constitute a trade secret or other confidential/proprietary information. Once identified, our attorneys provide advice and guidance to companies on practical measures to help maintain the confidentiality of such information. In addition to implementing policies, procedures, and practices to protect trade secrets and other confidential/proprietary information, Kagan Stern attorneys help clients create well-crafted, binding, and enforceable employment agreements and other contracts, including non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and protection/assignment of intellectual property rights agreements, that will withstand legal challenges.
Kagan Stern attorneys also advise businesses and individuals on compliance with applicable statutory, common law, and contractual duties designed to prevent unfair competition. For example, Kagan Stern attorneys help businesses and individuals navigate these issues during the hiring process by evaluating the enforcement of contractual provisions, advising clients on how to avoid violating contractual commitments as well as common law and statutory duties employees owe their former employers, and negotiating amicable resolutions so that businesses and individuals can enter into an employment or other contractual relationship without being sued.
In addition to advising clients on matters regarding unfair competition, Kagan Stern attorneys have substantial experience litigating unfair competition cases on behalf of businesses and individuals, and these cases often involve claims for hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in actual or potential damages.
The attorneys at Kagan Stern are experienced in litigating cases involving the protection of trade secrets and other confidential/proprietary information, the enforcement of non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements, and other business torts. When emergency relief is at issue, Kagan Stern attorneys move expeditiously to help clients obtain or defeat temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and permanent injunctions.