In today's intensely competitive business environment, firm clients rely on us to protect their businesses from unfair competition by former employees and competitors. We have a proven track record of obtaining enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation, and anti-piracy agreements. In the absence of an agreement, we have also prevailed on a variety of statutory and common law claims, including misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty. This experience and knowledge has regularly enabled us to defend clients when they face claims that they are unfairly competing with a business. These claims often arise when an employee who signed a non-competition or other type of employment agreement seeks or accepts new employment, and the former employer sues or threatens suit against its former employee and the new or prospective employer. The same claims also arise in the context of independent or other contractual relationships.