Competition, Restrictive Covenant and Trade Secret Litigation

BETTER PROTECTION Is proactive and personal

Confidential business information, market share and strategic relationships are competitive advantages that require fierce protection. We help protect and defend against unfair and unlawful competition, breach of contractual obligations and theft of proprietary business information.

Proactive Counsel

When you work with HMB attorneys, you receive proactive counsel utilizing the best strategies to safeguard your relationships and information.

We counsel you on ways to protect your trade secrets and to proactively defend against unfair competition from your current or potential rivals.

When Disputes Arise

If confidential information is compromised, we have a strong track record of representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex cases, including claims related to licensing, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, employee defections, patent and trademark infringement and industrial espionage. We frequently handle disputes related to restrictive covenants, trade secret claims, tortious interference and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in courts across the country.

Important Changes to Illinois Law Will Affect Restrictive Covenants in 2022November 18, 2021

On August 13, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act, which will impact the enforceability of some non-competition and non-solicitation restrictive covenants in Illinois. Although the new law will not impact all restrictive covenants in Illinois (the amendment excludes from its scope restrictive covenants entered into ancillary to the sale…

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