Employment Litigation and Arbitration

We represent clients in employment litigation involving:

  • Covenants not to compete
  • Breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Discrimination and harassment claims
  • Wrongful termination claims
  • Retaliation claims

In one such case Mr. Friedman served as co-lead trial counsel on behalf of a technology company that was sued for up to $100 million by its former chief operating officer seeking to enforce an option agreement. In a landmark decision after a 41 day trial, Mr. Friedman’s client prevailed on all causes of action.

In another case the firm secured an ex parte temporary restraining order followed by a preliminary injunction enjoining the former Executive Director of the firm’s client, a New York non-profit organization, and a former director from taking any action that would interfere with its operations, including its on-line activities, trespassing on any of its offices or operational sites, and holding themselves out as agents of the organization. These court victories allowed the non-profit to continue to provide education and hot meals to thousands of low income children, critically important programming for the developmentally disabled community, free foreclosure prevention assistance, and a variety of other social services.

We also represent executives in FINRA arbitrations involving:

  • Disputes over restricted stock units
  • Compensation-related matters

In one such matter, after extensive discovery and on the eve of a four day hearing, the firm obtained a large monetary settlement on behalf of a former managing director of a top tier investment bank in a matter involving “vested” restricted stock units.