Some examples of non-compete and/or non-solicitation disputes we have handled in Illinois:
- Defended a former employee of a large financial institution who sued after he and several people he supervised went to work for a competitor. The lawsuit alleged that our client had stolen trade secrets by taking electronic files, breached his fiduciary duty by soliciting other employees to leave, and violated a non-solicitation contract. We achieved a favorable resolution for our client within 8 months of when the lawsuit was filed.
- We, along with co-counsel, represented the founder and former officer of a company who was sued for misappropriating trade secrets, violating an agreement to not compete after a buy-out, and allegedly utilizing confidential information. The company sought a preliminary injunction and damages. A hearing/trial was heard before American Arbitration Association in Chicago, Illinois and our client prevailed.
- Defended a former employee of an Illinois based bank who was sued after it was alleged that he was a loan officer who violated his employment contract and misappropriated bank assets and committed violations of the Illinois Trade Secrets Act. All claims against our client were voluntarily dismissed. (Cook County, Illinois)
- Obtained dismissal, on jurisdictional grounds, for employee accused of claims under Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) and other contract claims, including restrictive covenants, for joining alleged competitor.
Our Naperville lawyers will go through your non-compete agreement to help you determine if you have a case. Fill out our online form or call (630) 364-4061 to get started today. We also serve clients throughout the entirety of Chicago.