:: Substantial expertise in drafting, enforcing, avoiding and litigating restrictive covenants and covenants not-to compete on behalf of employers and employees.
:: Representation before the National Labor Relations Board and other federal and state agencies.
:: Drafting and review of employment agreements for employers and employees.
:: Employment law counseling for businesses hiring and firing employees.
:: Representation of executives and high-level employees in employment disputes.
:: Age, race and sexual harassment defense and prosecution.
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The Challenge: Multinational corporation hired international law firm to recover hundreds of thousands in commissions allegedly paid as kickbacks to our client, a former executive of the company.
The Solution: Promptly transferred case to federal court and asked court to dismiss case on numerous grounds.
The Result: On the strength of the single motion we filed, the corporation agreed to dismiss the suit voluntarily, never file it again, and provided a complete release to our client.
The Challenge: Local chapter of carpenter’s union engaged in offensive and obstructive picketing outside the Camelback Corridor's premier Class A office building, disturbing tenants and causing our client, the property owners' association, a serious client-relations headache.
The Solution: Filed immediate TRO seeking order enjoining picketers from disturbing tenants, brokered settlement with union’s California counsel prior to first day of hearing, and avoided jurisdiction of NLRB.
The Result: Picketers left, tenants went back to work, and property owners' association preserved client relations.
The Challenge: A large group of employees under contract with our client left and formed a competing business just blocks away, despite restrictive covenant prohibiting competition.
The Solution: Filed immediate TRO against employees and company, obtaining relief, and brokering settlement to enforce terms of employment agreement.
The Result: Client protected its investment in its former executives and obtained the benefit of its bargained-for agreement.
The Challenge: The largest publisher in the United States hired a team of lawyers from an international law firm to prevent our client from publishing its magazine, alleging violation of a covenant not to compete.
The Solution: Creative and spirited defense through three days of TRO hearing, expedited discovery and motion practice.
The Result: Read our client’s magazine, available in newsstands now.