Employment Litigation

We represent management and individuals aligned with management in employment litigations such as those involving:

  • Covenants not to compete
  • Breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Discrimination and harassment claims
  • Wrongful termination claims
  • Retaliation claims
  • Underpayment of wages
  • Failure to pay overtime

In one such case Mr. Friedman served as co-lead trial counsel on behalf of a technology company that was sued for up to $100 million by its former chief operating officer seeking to enforce an option agreement. In a landmark decision after a 41 day trial, Mr. Friedman’s client prevailed on all causes of action. The case is the subject of an American Lawyer article posted under “Media.”

In another recent case the firm secured an ex parte temporary restraining order followed by a preliminary injunction enjoining the former Executive Director of the firm’s client, a New York non-profit organization, and a former director from taking any action that would interfere with its operations, including its on-line activities, trespassing on any of its offices or operational sites, and holding themselves out as agents of the organization. These court victories have allowed the non-profit to continue to provide education and hot meals to thousands of low income children, critically important programming for the developmentally disabled community, free foreclosure prevention assistance, and a variety of other social services.

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