Employment Agreements, Trade Secret Protection & Unfair Competition

Employment Agreements, Trade Secret Protection & Unfair Competition

Overview

We represent both employers and executive employees in preparing employment agreements and incentive compensation plans. For employers, we routinely prepare many types of ancillary agreements designed to minimize the risk of employment claims, such as arbitration, "at-will," and "consensual relationship" agreements.

The ability of employers to protect their proprietary and confidential information (including trade secrets), their customer base, and their valuable employees from "raiding" by employees who have left their employment can be critical in today's competitive business environment. We prepare confidentiality, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements to help employers contractually protect their valuable business assets, customer relationships, and employees. We also prepare "non-compete" agreements and we are experienced in the enforceability of such agreements in California and throughout the United States.

Representative
Matters

Represented a major pension fund with respect to employment issues arising out of fund's $800 million investment in the acquisition of a portfolio of properties and property development and management personnel, including drafting of employment agreements and covenants not to compete.

Prosecuted trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement suit in the Southern District of California on behalf of Fortune 500 company against former employees of company. Obtained summary judgment against defendants, and caused return of the technology and monetary concessions by defendants.

Represented key executives and negotiated employment and related agreements in conjunction with $1 billion homebuilder acquisition.

Represented an institutional investment fund in negotiation and preparation of management team employment and related agreements for U.S. property investment and management platform entity.

Attorneys &
Paralegals

Name Title City Phone  
McKenzie, Dwayne Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2279
  • email
  • vcard
  • LinkedIn
Miller, Jr., John S. (Rocky) Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2235
  • email
  • vcard
Noneman, Charles E. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2236
  • email
  • vcard
  • LinkedIn