McGuireWoods helps companies protect what is theirs by drafting and enforcing effective non-compete, secrecy and confidentiality agreements. We primarily represent employers in both challenging and defending these agreements, as well as advising individual employees on behalf of the companies who seek to hire them.
In the academic arena, we provide comprehensive legal analysis and counsel in connection with negotiating license agreements, copyright and trademark matters, fair use issues related to curriculum materials, and drafting student participation agreements to protect intellectual property, among other services.
Our lawyers also counsel clients on how to negotiate settlements prior to litigation and, when necessary, we fight for their interests in court. We have considerable experience in prosecuting and defending trade secret misappropriation claims, ranging from cases involving departed employees to industrial espionage.