Litigation: Competition and Business Transitions

Clingen Callow & McLean, LLC has a vibrant practice related to managing and litigating business competition disputes. Our attorneys have extensive experience in counseling businesses and entrepreneurs on emerging competition-related claims, including those pertaining to trade secrets misappropriation, restrictive covenant contracts, employee raiding, duty of loyalty, deceptive trade practices, business interference torts, and techno-torts related to misuse of computers and electronic information.

A substantial part of our firm’s litigation focuses on insider competition, which often involves key employees or business partners forming or joining a rival company. These types of disputes require our attorneys to be prepared on an emergency basis to seek or defend against extraordinary relief prior to trial. We have tried countless temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction hearings, and have litigated competition disputes through both bench and jury trials. Our attorneys are well-equipped to deal with the complex legal standards and considerations inherent in such equitable proceedings.

Clingen Callow & McLean, LLC also counsels numerous clients who are preparing to compete and are in the preliminary stages of a business transition. Because competitive transitions tend to arise quickly, our attorneys emphasize pro-active counseling and an early risk-mitigation approach.

We have advised and represented clients in diverse fields such as public accounting, financial services, high-frequency and proprietary trading, investment advisory services, retail insurance, advertising and manufacturing.