Protecting a company’s trade secrets, proprietary information, and business relationships is critical.
Turnover is unavoidable but business loss is not. Our experienced team advises clients on ways to protect their intellectual property, drafts non-competition and confidentiality agreements, and vigorously fights to protect them when a violation occurs.
When an employee, former employee, or competitor steals confidential business information or violates the terms of a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement, Liskow helps our clients recover their property and vindicate their rights. We have handled trade secret cases under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and state law, and our diverse team of attorneys is uniquely positioned to deliver exemplary work. We regularly represent companies that have been victimized, and we defend employees of our business clients that have been accused of violating agreements or stealing, using, or disclosing competitors’ confidential information or trade secrets.
Liskow understands that clients faced with decisions about critical business issues need trusted counsel who can provide solutions that are strategic and also practical. Our subject matter experience and dedication to delivering unmatched client service and the highest quality work enable us to successfully handle a wide variety of matters, both as litigators and advisors.
The Advice You Need, When You Need It
Liskow provides strategic advice to employers on all facets of the employment relationship – from hiring, to maintaining the security of confidential information and trade secrets, to discharge. We work closely with clients to draft and implement strong policies and agreements containing post-employment restrictions geared toward protecting confidential business information and customer relationships. We are experienced at drafting employment agreements, non-competition agreements, confidentiality and protection of company assets agreements, and other agreements designed to our clients’ unique needs.
Our team is focused on anticipating and minimizing risks before any damage is done. To this end, we work with clients to proactively secure their confidential information and customer relationships when employees leave the company and join a competitor or when it comes time to terminate key employees.
Liskow also advises clients who wish to hire an employee from a competitor. We counsel clients on the most strategic hiring and onboarding approach to ensure maximum legitimate competitive advantage and minimize the risk of blowback, including litigation.
Dynamic and Agile Representation
Our primary goal is to obtain the most advantageous outcomes for our clients while minimizing business interruption. When litigation is appropriate and necessary, our team acts swiftly. We have experience litigating suits to protect clients’ confidential business information and trade secrets, as well as defending against baseless claims.
We have obtained and defended against TROs and injunctions, conducted complex discovery, and handled full-scale trials on the merits.