Practice Areas

Non-Competition and Trade Secrets

More than at any time in the past, companies and individual employers are demanding protection from theft of confidential and proprietary information, raiding of customers and employees, and unfair competition by competitors and former employees and business associates.  Christian & Barton represents and advises employers and individuals in this ever-changing area of the law, including:

  • developing appropriate restrictive covenants, such as non-competition, non-solicitation and no-hire agreements
  • developing confidentiality, trade secret and nondisclosure agreements
  • defending and challenging restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements
  • seeking and opposing injunctive relief and damages claims relating to restrictive covenants and trade secrets
  • pursuing seizure orders for computers and other data storage devices containing evidence of potential violations
  • arbitrations and trials involving such claims

Our clients are located across the nation, and our knowledge in these areas is national in scope. 

Because unfair business practices can arise so quickly from the proliferation of electronic technology and e-mail, our attorneys have the knowledge, training, and experience required to respond promptly and comprehensively to suspected violations of restrictive covenants or misappropriation of confidential and trade secret information.