As a result of the tumultuous developments in the securities industry, there has been a surge in the number of industry disputes, including litigation arising out of movement of professionals from one firm to another. This type of litigation is particularly demanding, given the high stakes and the need for effective and immediate action. Our experience litigating in this area, combined with our in-depth knowledge of the substantive aspects of our clients’ business, means that we do not have to waste valuable time coming up to speed while a temporary restraining order dispute is pending.
Our attorneys have litigated numerous cases involving inter-industry disputes, including claims of “raiding,” violations of non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, unfair competition, tortious interference, defamation and disparagement, and misappropriation of trade secrets. These cases are litigated in FINRA arbitration as well as in federal and state courts, and may involve breach of contract claims as well as claims premised upon common-law theories even where no contract is present. Depending on the circumstances of each individual case, we employ a combination of litigation and negotiation strategies in an effort to obtain timely and cost-effective results for our clients.