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Lightfoot’s lawyers are regularly called upon to provide counsel regarding the protection of trade secrets and the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, among other types of unfair competition matters.  These fast-paced disputes frequently result in high-stakes evidentiary hearings where injunctions are sought that can have long-lasting effects on a business.  With years of experience prosecuting and defending these claims, our lawyers offer a steady hand both in and out of the courtroom.

These claims arise across the wide spectrum of industries in which our lawyers practice, including the transportation, oil and gas, real estate, media, banking, and defense industries.   Whether prosecuting a claim for theft of trade secrets or merely advising a client on the drafting or interpretation of an employment agreement, our lawyers steadfastly protect our clients’ rights.

Representative Matters

  • The prosecution of claims for theft of computer code used in defense industry applications, resulting in the entry of numerous injunctions against former employees of our client.
  • The prosecution of claims against the former executive of a transportation industry client, resulting in an injunction prohibiting the operation of a competing business.
  • The representation of a defense industry contractor accused of misappropriating trade secrets, including the alleged transmission of trade secrets to an entity based overseas, resulting in a voluntary dismissal of all claims.
  • The prosecution of claims against the former officer of an oilfield services company, resulting in a seven-figure damage award being entered against the former officer.

Regardless of the industry or jurisdiction, our lawyers are always ready to step up for our clients’ rights.