Offit Kurman Launches Employee Mobility and Trade Secret Protection Practice Group
In today’s employment landscape, companies in competitive industries face tougher challenges than ever before. Competition over talent, customer relationships and proprietary technology has given workers greater mobility and incentive to move from job to job. Professionals are increasingly working remotely, sometimes across state and national borders. Employees, contractors, vendors, and customers are accessing more and more information in the cloud.
Altogether, these factors add up to amplified vulnerability for data breaches, theft, and exposure of valuable trade secrets, and poaching of vital customers through aggressive hiring by competitors.
To help businesses balance their needs for information security, minimized legal liability, and easy transitions for incoming and outgoing workers, Offit Kurman has developed an innovative legal service. The firm’s new Employee Mobility Team combines employment, commercial litigation, and intellectual property lawyers from across Offit Kurman’s geographic footprint. This hybrid team provides auditing services focused on the identification and protection of trade secrets, pre-litigation counseling on restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements, enforcement of employment agreements, defense of restrictive covenant claims, the litigation of the complex business tort and intellectual property claims that often accompany employee mobility litigation.
"Offit Kurman has a deep bench of attorneys experienced with the restrictive covenant and trade secret issues that commonly arise when employees leave one company for a competitor. From pre-litigation counseling and risk management, to initial case assessments, demand letters and, if necessary, enforcement and defense of this cases in litigation, our inter-disciplinary team is a great fit for companies of all sizes within the mid-Atlantic region and beyond,” said Offit Kurman Principal Attorney and Head of the Employee Mobility Practice Group, Zachary Glaser.
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ABOUT ZACHARY GLASER
Zach Glaser, Chair of the Labor & Employment practice group, is also the head of the newly formed Employee Mobility practice at Offit Kurman. This specific practice consists of over 50 attorneys with Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation backgrounds. This unique combination of attorneys in a group practice equip the firm to assist in both common and complex employee mobility legal issues. Zach’s broad litigation experience includes complex commercial matters, business torts, employment litigation and intellectual property disputes, including contract claims, defending employment discrimination claims, the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, federal and state unfair competition claims, defense of Fair Labor Standards Act claims, franchise and distribution disputes, lender liability and FINRA matters, professional negligence and medical malpractice defense, and all manners of intellectual property litigation, including trade secret matters, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act cases, e-commerce, trademarks, copyrights and patent litigation.
ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN
Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the mid-Atlantic region. With over 185 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well positioned to meet the needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. Our twelve offices serve individual and corporate clients along the I95 corridor in the Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York City regions. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, professionals who help maximize and protect business value and personal wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ confidence by remaining focused on furthering their objectives and achieving their goals in an efficient manner. Trust, knowledge, confidence—in a partner, that’s perfect.
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