Noncompete agreements and trade secret rights are meant to be enforced - quickly, if necessary.
These agreements and rights may need to be quickly enforced especially when a breach or threatened breach occurs and unfair competition is imminent. Therefore, the ability to enjoin breaching activity in this type of litigation can even be more important than actual monetary damages or other forms of relief. In fact, during threatened breach situations, or in situations where a violation has occurred but has not yet had a direct impact on a company’s business, actual damages might not even be present at the time a lawsuit is filed. This white paper reviews temporary restraining orders, and preliminary and permanent injunctions.
Partner with Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Practice primarily involves employment law and litigation, trade secret and unfair competition law and litigation, drafting employment and noncompetition agreements, FLSA and wage/hour issues, serving as a mediator for cases in those areas of law
Consistently named to North Carolina Super Lawyers and Business North Carolina’s annual Legal Elite for employment law and/or alternative dispute resolution
Consistently listed in Best Lawyers in America for employment law and/or alternative dispute resolution
Certified mediator with emphasis on mediating employment-related disputes, covenants not to compete and trade secret issues, FLSA and wage/hour issues, and ERISA denial of benefits cases
Adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Law, including courses on Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition, and Negotiation
J.D. degree, Wake Forest University School of Law; M.Div. degree, Yale University