Key Matters

Trade Secret Covenants Not to Compete
•    Represented automobile manufacturer in trade secret and breach of contract action against former contractor who anonymously posted confidential information on Internet
•    Defended software developer in trade secret action brought by former employer
•    Represented national insurance company in non-solicitation and trade secret action and obtained a preliminary injunction against a group of former employees who formed a competing firm
•    Defended health care company in covenant not to compete and trade secret action and successfully argued against issuance of temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction
•    Obtained temporary restraining order against former employee requiring the return of confidential business information that he threatened to disclose publicly
•    Represented wireless telephone retailer in covenant not to compete action against former sales representatives and managers
•    Defended survival equipment provider in covenant not to compete action
•    Represented scholastic memorabilia manufacturer in covenant not to compete action against former sales representative

Banking & Financial Services Litigation
•    Obtained injunction for national bank in trade secret action against former employee
•    Defended trustee against claims arising from Trust Indenture Agreement
•    Defended banks in cases brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
•    Defended banks in cases arising under Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code, including checks involving embezzled funds and forged endorsements
•    Obtained injunctive relief for equity research firm in state court and FINRA proceedings against a group of former employees who formed a competing firm
•    Defended national bank against breach of contract claims brought by former mutual fund wholesaler for fees allegedly owed
•    Represented financial services technology provider in breach of contract action regarding telephone and Internet bill payment services
•    Defended national bank and its employees in non-solicitation and trade secret action regarding asset management services
•    Defended national bank in trade secret action regarding electronic payment processing services
•    Obtained contempt ruling and permanent injunction on behalf of national bank against individuals attempting to use fraudulent companies to convert $18 million in assets
•    Defended global insurance company in action involving an alleged joint venture to sell title insurance

Intellectual Property Disputes
•    Defended online retailer in trademark infringement action
•    Represented national manufacturer in trade dress infringement action against competitor
•    Represented national manufacturer in false advertising action against competitor
•    Defended Internet search engine company in trademark infringement action involving keyword advertising
•    Represented trademark owner in counterfeiting action that resulted in permanent injunction and money judgment
•    Represented business broker in dispute with former business partner over intellectual property ownership rights
•    Defended and obtained summary judgment for manufacturer of figurines and collectibles in copyright ownership action 
•    Defended trucking software companies in multi-district patent infringement litigation
•    Defended pharmaceutical company in declaratory judgment action involving multiple patents
•    Represented national manufacturer in dispute with former contractor over patent rights

Other Business Disputes
•    Tried and won AAA arbitration on behalf of international consumer electronic company in multi-million dollar contract dispute with supplier
•    Obtained dismissal of putative class action against national telemarketing company in federal court 
•    Argued and won Sixth Circuit appeal involving claims arising from biomedical research study after obtaining summary judgment in the trial court
•    Tried and won AAA arbitration on behalf of automotive component supplier in contract dispute with sub-supplier
•    Represented automotive component supplier in multi-million dollar contract dispute before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution