Executive Employment Disputes
Boston Executive Employment Dispute Attorneys
Sweder & Ross attorneys have long represented both companies and executives in connection with high-level executive employment issues. Such issues include the review and drafting of contracts and the resolution of disputes with respect to such contracts. A frequent issue which arises is the right of employment by partners, owners and shareholders of companies to employment. Other often disputed and litigated issues relate to non-compete and confidentiality agreements.
Some Cases in Point*
- Sweder & Ross represented the three most senior executives of a $100 million manufacturing company after they resigned and sought to open a competing company. Their previous employer sought to enforce non-competition agreements against each of them. After prevailing at an arbitrator’s hearing, we obtained the dismissal of all remaining claims and successfully fought the employer’s appeal in the New Hampshire Supreme Court, additionally winning the right to obtain all of their legal fees from the employer.
- Sweder & Ross attorneys represented all three of the individuals in the three person Office of the Presidency of one of Massachusetts’ pioneering high-technology firms with respect to their employment rights when the firm was in Chapter 11.
- We recently tried a case involving the claim that a certain technique for trading Dow futures contracts and related products on the Chicago Board of Trade was a trade secret which was misappropriated by our clients who were former employees of the plaintiff. In defending against the zealous efforts of a major financial institution, our ability to simplify for the Court the technique involved proved highly successful. The Court's ruling was a complete victory for our clients.
- Sweder & Ross successfully litigated the removal of a manager of a limited liability company. Sweder & Ross was successful in the action despite the fact that the LLC Operating Agreement contained no apparent clause allowing a removal of a Manager.
- We represented the head of a “family office” for one of the wealthiest men in New England when our client parted company with his employer. After institution of the lawsuit and discovery, the matter was settled in mediation by the payment to our client of compensation in excess of $1 million.
*The results obtained in these cases were dependent on the specific facts of each case. These results are presented for informational purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee that we can obtain similar results for you.