The employee mobility practice at High Swartz LLP concentrates on the representation of former employers seeking to protect their interests under non-competition, non-solicitation or confidentiality agreements; to protect trade secrets or confidential information; or to enforce claims for employee loyalty. The firm also represents successor employers and key employees, who are defending against attempts to enforce these post-employment restrictions.
When representing a client in an employee mobility dispute, our attorneys draw on a large body of knowledge in this area. Partner Thomas D. Rees has served for several years as a Bureau of National Affairs’ editor, assigned to update and revise annual state-by-state surveys on topics including covenants not to compete, trade secrets, the employee’s duty of loyalty, and tortious interference with employment contracts. Mr. Rees has written the chapters covering the states within the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Philadelphia litigation and counseling
Our employee mobility practice includes both litigation and counseling services. We handle a wide range of matters, including the following:
- Enforcement of covenants not to compete
- Defense against actions to enforce covenants not to compete
- Enforcement of employee fiduciary duty and loyalty claims
- Enforcement of non-solicitation contract claims
- Defense against claims for breach of non-solicitation covenants
- Counseling of employees on covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements and employee mobility issues
Drafting of agreements of non-compete clauses for employers in both employment agreements and severance agreements.Our Employment Mobility attorneys include: