Hi-Tech Start-up; Defections; Trade Secrets; Illegal Competition
Several senior executives defected from their national software employer and set up their own competing hi-tech company. The former employer sued the executives, alleging illegal competition, and theft of trade secrets. The Firm was brought in by the new company's general counsel to defend the executives. After depositions of all parties, and extensive document discovery, the Firm took the dispute to mediation and successfully resolved all the pending issues to the Clients' satisfaction; the start-up was highly successful.