The Firm has extensive experience drafting restrictive covenants, such as non-compete, non-solicit, employee raiding, non-disclosure, and confidentiality clauses, that our clients can legally enforce. MHS also assists clients in protecting their trade secrets, including drafting and creating trade secrets policies and procedures. In an age when information is invaluable and requires significant safeguards, we help clients take advantage of the protections afforded by the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, which allows employers to recover additional damages in a trade secrets lawsuit if they have provided employees with notice of certain information. When an employee defects for a competitor, we assist our clients with protecting their customer relationships, technology, and other valuable resources.
We also evaluate the enforceability of existing restrictive covenants in jurisdictions across the United States, and help clients best position themselves when making hiring decisions in the event that a prospective employee has entered into a restrictive covenant agreement with another employer.
How Can We Help?
MHS helps clients avoid litigation risk relating to restrictive covenants and trade secrets. In the event that a restrictive covenant or trade secret dispute results in a lawsuit, however, MHS utilizes its courtroom experience to effectively litigate the case. This often involves quickly seeking or defending requests for injunctions and/or temporary restraining orders.