Competition and Trade Secret Law

Often a business’s most valuable assets are its long-standing relationship with its customers and the unique way it performs its services or creates its products. Departing employees can often pose a significant challenge to businesses who wish to prevent exiting employees from taking with them clients the business has spent considerable time and resources to attract and retain; or disclosing confidential information about the company and its trade secrets. Employers can protect these assets by carefully crafting non-competition and confidentiality agreements with employees. However, these areas of the law are frequently difficult to navigate given the variable standards and prohibitions in different states.

Advising Clients

McMahon Berger has for decades advised clients large and small on non-compete and confidentiality laws. Our experienced attorneys have drafted hundreds of employment agreements tailored to meet the unique needs and concerns of employers engaged in a broad range of industries. We routinely assist employers in drafting new employment agreements that help prevent competition with former employees and disclosure of confidential business information. Our experience enables us to provide clients a unique insight into not only the law applicable to such agreements, but also the practical problem of monitoring and enforcing such agreements. We also assist and advise employers who are considering hiring and retaining employees who may be subject to non-compete or confidentiality provisions from their former employers.

Defending Clients

In addition to its unparalleled background in advising clients on competition and trade secrets contracts, McMahon Berger’s also serve clients by enforcing these agreements in court. Whether you are an employer concerned that an employee may be in breach of a non-compete agreement or confidentiality agreement involving trade secrets, or are an employer seeking to limit the scope of such agreements for a prospective or current employee, McMahon Berger brings over fifty-years of courtroom experience for unequaled representation inside the courtroom.

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Employment Law

Employment Law

For over half a century, McMahon Berger’s attorneys have exclusively represented and counseled management in the area of employment law....

Labor Law

Labor Law

For over half a century, McMahon Berger has represented employers in all facets of labor law. Our attorneys have represented...