Trade Secrets & Employment

Debevoise has extensive experience on both the plaintiff and defense sides of disputes involving trade secrets, executive restrictive covenant agreements and other legal issues that arise when companies hire top executive talent from the competition. Litigators in Debevoise’s Employment Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation groups have been successful in both obtaining and defeating motions for preliminary injunctions aimed at preventing the movement of key teams and business leaders and preserving confidential business information.

In addition to litigated matters, Debevoise provides strategic advice to help clients in a broad range of industries protect their human capital, business relationships, confidential information and trade secrets. The Debevoise litigation team works closely with the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group to navigate group hires and to draft confidentiality, non-compete, non-solicit and employment agreements and related employer policies aimed at securing confidential and proprietary information.