Employment Law and Litigation

Disputes between executives and their employers can arise before, during, or at the end of the employment relationship. These matters can involve millions of dollars and impact both lives and livelihoods.

We handle these situations with savvy and sensitivity, vigorously defending our clients’ interests while remaining keenly aware of the high stakes and personal impact of these arguments.

". . . the firm has a stellar reputation."Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Executive termination and benefits

When an executive joins a company, it is important to define the parameters of the relationship. And when an executive is fired or resigns, disputes may arise over severance pay, bonuses, stock options, and other forms of compensation and benefits. These issues can have a significant impact on the finances of both employee and company.

Our attorneys have extensive experience negotiating on behalf of executives and employers in these disputes and resolving them through litigation. Though we are trial lawyers at heart, often the parties opt to use arbitration or mediation as a cost-saving approach, and we have successfully represented our clients in these venues.


Regulatory agency, congressional, and internal investigations can often put an executive and employer at odds. With our deep white collar defense and investigations experience, our attorneys help clients navigate these difficult situations to find a resolution. 

When going to trial is the best course for our client, we are experienced, recognized trial attorneys who go toe-to-toe with the government lawyers and the largest law firms.

Non-compete and indemnification agreements

We help clients develop and evaluate non-compete and indemnification agreements. When disputes arise over these agreements, our litigation experience is invaluable in helping our clients understand their options and choose a course of action. 

We have successfully litigated in the Delaware Chancery Court obtaining rulings after trial directing the advancement of defense costs by an employer that reneged on its indemnification obligations.

Trade secrets

Theft of trade secrets can threaten the core of a business, particularly for firms that produce or rely heavily on IP assets. The stakes can be massive, so you need lawyers who understand your industry, your rights, and your options. 

We have represented executives and employers in numerous trade secrets disputes throughout the United States. We work to help you protect your interests, and resolve the dispute with a careful eye to the disruption to your business and the threat to your reputation.