Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenant Litigation
Marty has won non-compete cases in front of a jury, at the injunction stage and on appeal. He helps clients protect their trade secrets by enforcing non-competes and similar restrictive covenants in litigation nationwide, and by counseling clients on how to use non-compete agreements effectively. He also defends against claims of violating restrictive covenants, and disputes involving misappropriation of trade secrets.
Marty has particular experience seeking and defending against motions for injunctive relief and winning injunctions to enforce non-compete and non-solicit agreements for clients. He is a chapter author on using non-competes to protect trade secrets and goodwill in the acclaimed book The Secrets to Winning Trade Secret Cases (Thomson West 2009).
Trial and Other Advocacy
When complex litigation goes to trial, Marty is an experienced and effective first-chair advocate. Comfortable before juries, judges and arbitrators, he persuasively presents clients’ cases, helping them achieve success in difficult situations. Marty is also an experienced advocate in pretrial proceedings, regularly arguing motions in federal and state courts.
Before becoming a lawyer, Marty worked as a legislative assistant to the late Congressman Martin Olav Sabo of Minnesota.