Affiliated Offices

Represented a Premiere Financial Institution

February 17, 2017

Represented a premiere financial institution in prosecution of claims against two former bank employees who left the client’s employment to join a competitor. The ex-employees were bound by confidentiality agreements and had agreed not to solicit their employer’s customers for a period of time. Nevertheless, between them they took hundreds of confidential documents from the client and were actively soliciting several customers. Kaufman & Company filed for injunctive relief in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas against the former employees and their new employer. The new employer produced more records and agreed to forensically remediate all of the client’s documents that had been introduced into its system by the bankers. Sanctions were obtained against the lawyer for one of the defendants due to failure to comply with a Court discovery order, and the Court issued a Preliminary Injunction against both Defendants’ further use of trade secrets including prospect lists, and ordered all data and documents turned over to our client.
Kaufman & Company, LLC