Polsinelli’s Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets Litigation team practices on both sides of the fine line between protecting our clients’ intellectual property and protecting their right to fairly compete in the free marketplace. Our commitment to clients is to utilize our strengths and experience in intellectual property law to offensively and defensively advance their industry position. Recent recognition for the Labor & Employment practice include:
  • Regionally ranked in Labor & Employment by Chambers USA (2021)
  • Ranked as Tier One for Litigation - Labor & Employment Law, with additional national rankings in Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management, U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 “Best Law Firms” (2021)
  • Nationally ranked in Labor & Employment with nine attorneys recognized as Benchmark Litigation Stars, Benchmark Litigation (2021)
  • Rated as a Standout in both complex and everyday employment litigation in the 2019 BTI Litigation Outlook, one of only 15 firms so recognized, based on a survey of more than 300 general counsel at companies with more than $1 billion in revenue.
Protecting proprietary intellectual property is critical to the success of our clients’ business, and therefore, we dedicate ourselves to guarding it. One avenue to pursuing this protection is through non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements. Another is through our comprehensive understanding of laws that are designed to protect your intellectual property rights such as the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. As such, we are fully prepared to protect your rights in restrictive covenant and trade secret representation and related litigation. When there is a breach of a valid agreement or statutory mandate, we offer experienced counsel to move quickly in order to maximize the response and minimize the damage.

We are equally equipped to defend a business if a competitor makes an attack designed to prevent your business from hiring the most qualified individuals and exploring the brightest ideas to help your business compete in today’s competitive marketplace. Whether it is defeating an unenforceable non-compete or refuting an unreasonable claim of trade secret violations, our team stands ready to protect our clients’ business interests.

Preparing enforceable agreements requires the skill of a seasoned team that understands the intricacies and potential pitfalls of such agreements. Our experience in and out of the courtroom allows us to anticipate the unknowns, thereby assisting clients in the protection of valuable assets. In order to be proactive, our group offers experience crafting, advising, counseling and training our clients regarding non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements and trade secret protection. When necessary, we are also fully prepared to vigorously represent our clients in the state and federal courts nationwide.