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  • Prosecuted complex trade secret and trademark infringement litigation resulting in a consent injunction requiring return of all trade secret information and other intellectual property.

  • Defeated the plaintiff’s tort claims in a multi-day arbitration involving tortious interference with prospective business advantage, defamation and non-compete claims.

  • Following a 3-week jury trial in Tampa, Florida successfully prosecuted non-competition and trade secret claims against former employees of a leading brokerage firm recovering compensatory and punitive damages as well as attorney's fees.

  • Successfully defended a newly hired employee against a Motion for Preliminary Injunction brought by his former employer, a large information services provider in the insurance industry. Working on an emergency basis in response to the Motion, Matthew helped draft the briefs that secured a successful outcome for the client in the injunction proceeding, and paved the way for a favorable agreed resolution.

  • Secured a victory after a four-day bench trial in federal court in a restrictive covenant case brought by a large national insurance brokerage client against a former executive. The Court awarded $1.9 million in attorneys’ fees, imposed a permanent injunction, cited multiple instances of the defendant breaching both his contractual restrictive covenant and the court’s preliminary injunction order (resulting in numerous findings of contempt of court), and referred both the defendant and a key third-party witness to the Office of the United States Attorney for investigation into possible perjury charges.