June 26, 2022

Volume XII, Number 177

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Matthew T. Brown

Matt’s practice focuses on complex employment and trade secret litigation throughout the United States. He also advises employers and executives on various employment matters, including hiring and termination practices, navigating restrictive covenant issues, protection of intellectual property and trade secrets, worker classification, wage and hour, and discrimination issues. Matt has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating, and enforcing employment, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements.

Experience

  • Served as key member of litigation team for one of North America’s largest fast casual restaurants. Obtained emergency and preliminary injunctive relief against former employees and company started by founder based on misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information. Assisted in securing the immediate return of company information and obtained restrictions on defendants from engaging in competing activities and using or disclosing confidential information.

  • Represented one of the world’s largest building material manufacturers in dispute with former employee who resigned and immediately began working for a direct competitor. Successfully enforced restrictions on employee pursuant to non-compete agreement.

  • Represented one of the largest health insurance providers in the United States against a competitor that hired a former employee. Successfully prevented former employee from engaging in competitive activities pursuant to restrictive covenants agreement.

  • Provided counsel to leading companies regarding drafting and enforcement of non-competition, confidentiality, and employment-related agreements.

  • Advised and counseled companies and executives on a variety of employment issues including hiring, termination, transition, non-competition and restrictive covenants, protection of trade secrets, worker classification, and best practices. 

  • Served as member of litigation team for luxury travel company, which obtained injunctive relief against former employees and competing companies started by founder based on misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information. Assisted in securing the immediate return of company information and obtained restrictions on defendants from contacting company clients and vendors. 

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Matthew T. Brown

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