quantitative investment firm
- Microsoft. Jim recently represented Microsoft in connection with a lawsuit filed in
federal court, seeking to enforce post-employment restrictive covenants against
Microsoft’s newly-hired Chief Diversity Officer.
- Applied Materials. Jim
has secured temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions enforcing
post-employment restrictive covenants and under the Defendant Trade Secrets Act
in multiple federal court litigations for Applied Materials.
- Gap, Inc. Jim successfully defended Gap and its
recently-hired Chief Marketing Officer in a case involving claims for breach of
a non-compete provision and alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.
- Oracle. Jim has represented Oracle
in multiple trade secrets and restrictive covenant matters, including handling a
full evidentiary hearing on a motion for preliminary injunction to enforce a
- A Leading Investment Firm. Jim represented a leading quantitative investment firm in connection with a lawsuit
seeking to enforce a non-compete agreement against a newly-hired senior
executive. Following expedited
discovery and a multi-day evidentiary hearing, the court issued an opinion and
order reducing the length of the 24-month non-compete period to six months.
- Dow Chemical Company. Jim obtained summary
judgment on behalf of Dow Chemical Company in a complex disability discrimination
lawsuit filed in federal court by a former employee.
Medical Systems. Jim
represented Varian in a trade secrets lawsuit filed against a former employee
and was successful in obtaining a temporary restraining order and preliminary
injunction in that action.
- AllianceBernstein. Jim represented AllianceBernstein in a FINRA
arbitration against a group of former AllianceBernstein employees who created
their own competitive investment advisory firm.
The case, which included a full evidentiary hearing,
involved claims for breaches of various post-employment restrictive covenants
and misappropriation of trade secrets.
& Young. Jim successfully
defended Ernst & Young and one of its executives in a lawsuit involving
allegations of employee raiding and alleged breaches of various post-employment
represented Société Générale in a FINRA arbitration proceeding brought against
a former employee who allegedly breached his various post-employment
restrictions and misappropriated trade secrets.
Jim also successfully obtained a temporary restraining order and
permanent injunction, enjoining the former employee from violating any
of his post-employment restrictive covenants.
- Wyeth/Pfizer. Jim successfully defended Wyeth/Pfizer in connection with eight related race discrimination cases filed in federal court, obtaining summary judgment in seven cases and obtaining a complete defense verdict following a two-week jury trial in one of the cases. He also successfully argued several of these cases on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Jim also represented Wyeth/Pfizer in several Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower litigations in federal court, including Livingston v. Wyeth, which was the first U.S. Court of Appeals decision on what constitutes protected activity under the whistleblower provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley.