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OVERVIEW

Defend your company’s competitive edge

Competition can be healthy in business. It drives innovation and efficiency as competitors try to capture more of the market. But competition has a darker side too, when employers try to raid competitors’ workforce to gain access to their know-how, customer lists, and trade secrets.

To address this concern, many businesses ask employees to sign a non-compete agreement as a condition of their employment. But if these agreements are drafted poorly, courts can strike them, leaving the company vulnerable to losing employees, customers, and market share.

That is why businesses turn to the experienced employment counsel at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig — to draft and defend restrictive covenants that protect their business interests.

Our experience with non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements

Our lawyers work with clients to draft agreements that discourage competitors from raiding their workforce and their executives from joining competitors. We help clients navigate high-stakes risks of employment and balance those risks with contractual terms that achieve clients’ business goals.

Our non-compete team helps clients handle all aspects of starting and ending relationships with employees with restrictive covenants. We draft all types of restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements. Our team covers the entire spectrum of matters involving restrictive covenants, from negotiation through litigation of their terms in federal and state courts.

What we do

  • Advise employers hiring executives and management teams on potential non-competition concerns
  • Prosecute claims against competitors that disregard non-competition, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation clauses in employment agreements
  • Litigate claims involving the theft of customer lists and trade secrets under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and state laws when competitors breach non-compete clauses
  • Seek temporary restraining orders and permanent injunctions against former employees who breach non-compete terms
  • Represent clients that want to invalidate overly broad restrictive covenants for new hires
  • Defend organizations against claims of tortious interference and unfair competition

OUR TEAM

Partner

Justin Banford

Partner

Ellis Bennett

Partner

Bernard Goodman

Partner

Robert Greenspoon

Partner

George Hawkins

Partner

Wright Lewis

Partner

David Ludwig

Partner

Jennifer Morris

Partner

Philip Schwartz

Partner

Team

Brandon Rickwood

Associate

Jeffrey Lippman

Senior Associate

Tracy Pearson

Senior Associate

David Trinnes

Senior Associate

Carolyn Williams

Senior Associate

Kady Chang

Of Counsel

Scott Cipinko

Of Counsel

Craig Donais

Of Counsel

Chadwick D. Rogers

Of Counsel

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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.