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Restrictive Covenant, Trade Secret & Unfair Competition Litigation

In a business climate driven by proprietary ideas and other intangible assets, companies must consistently be on guard against threats from competitors, former employees and others. It is therefore vital to partner with a legal advisor who brings the skills, knowledge and experience needed to quickly and decisively address those threats – and help prevent them from the outset.

The attorneys in CSG’s Restrictive Covenant, Trade Secret & Unfair Competition Team regularly serve as that trusted advisor to businesses and their executives – ensuring that the right protective measures and strategies are in place to prevent damage and loss. Whether enforcing restrictive covenants and trade secret protections, taking swift action to stop wrongful conduct or implementing a more focused and long-term solution, we work with clients every step of the way to protect their businesses.

CSG litigates, and provides counsel regarding, the enforceability of restrictive covenants, trade secrets and confidentiality agreements. Our experience includes representing clients nationally, with an emphasis on matters in New Jersey and New York, and covers issues evolving from:

  • Non-solicitation provisions
  • "Garden Leave" clauses
  • Non-competition covenants
  • Confidentiality covenants

In addition, we handle claims involving “raiding” and unfair competition, and draft employment agreements and restrictive covenants for our clients. 

We represent businesses across a variety of industries, including:

  • Broker/dealers of securities
  • Registered investment advisors
  • Commercial, private and investment banks
  • Entertainment
  • Accounting
  • Technology
  • Commodities
  • Manufacturing
  • Commercial printing
  • Cosmetics
  • Insurance
  • Hospitality
  • Staffing
  • Logistics
  • Sports

The team’s attorneys also work closely with colleagues from CSG’s complementary practice areas to deploy interdisciplinary solutions that address the specific issues our clients face when dealing with this challenging area of law.

Adam K. Derman

Adam K. Derman

Member
Member, Executive Committee
Co-Chair, Litigation Group
Phone (973) 530-2027Fax (973) 530-2227aderman@csglaw.com

Marie L. Mathews

Marie L. Mathews

Member
Deputy General Counsel, Practice Group Leader, Litigation Group
Phone (973) 530-2099Fax (973) 530-2299mmathews@csglaw.com

A. Ross Pearlson

A. Ross Pearlson

Member
Co-Chair, Litigation Group
Phone (973) 530-2100Fax (973) 530-2300rpearlson@csglaw.com

Melissa A. Salimbene

Melissa A. Salimbene

Member
Practice Group Leader, Employment Law Group
Phone (973) 530-2092NY Phone (212) 973-0572msalimbene@csglaw.com

Catherine P. Wells

Catherine P. Wells

Member
Member, Executive Committee
Chair, Employment Law Group
Phone (973) 530-2051Fax (973) 530-2251cwells@csglaw.com

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