Non-Competes, Trade Secrets and Defecting Employees

  • Holland & Knight’s Labor, Employment and Benefits Group provides safeguards to protect your assets – especially trade secrets, confidential information, personal property and customer relationships.
  • Our highly experienced and knowledgeable national team assesses and litigates unfair competition claims on clients’ behalf, both regionally and nationally.
  • We draft and enforce restrictive covenants, provide counsel on a full range of intellectual property protection and advise clients on securing injunctive relief.

When employees leave your company or act against your company's interests while still employed, it is imperative that you have safeguards in place to protect your assets – especially trade secrets, confidential information, personal property and customer relationships. Holland & Knight’s Labor, Employment and Benefits Group has the geographic reach, transactional breadth and years of on-point experience to provide you with a comprehensive asset-protection program.

Counsel That Is Tailored to Your Needs

Whether you are a regional or national company, our attorneys will tailor their legal counsel to your specific interests in each of the following areas:

  • drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants – documents restricting competition, the use of confidential information and the solicitation of customers and employees, including employment contracts, non-competes, non-disclosure agreements, asset protection guidelines, and other personnel policies and procedures.
  • IP protection – the full range of intellectual property protection, including patents, copyrights and trademarks, in conjunction with attorneys in our Intellectual Property Practice
  • securing injunctive relief – when former employees threaten your trade secrets and customer goodwill, members of our Litigation Practice will move swiftly to secure protective orders, temporary restraining orders, and preliminary and permanent injunctions to help safeguard your business; we also will conduct expedited discovery and trials with the goal of resolving disputes promptly.

Representation Wherever You Need Us

Your success is our goal. Holland & Knight's geographic reach and solid relationships with local counsel across the United States enable us to assess and litigate unfair competition claims on your behalf, both regionally and nationally.