Gretchen Jankowski

Litigation Avoidance: Steering Clear of Common Pitfalls

Avoiding lawsuits requires upfront investment of time and money to be effective. One of the most common mistakes businesses make is to fail to document transactions. Many businesses fail to ibnverst the time to trace the path…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts

Primer on Pennsylvania Trade Secret Law Following Enactment of Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Pennsylvania enactment of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act has resulted in the codification of trade secrets law. While Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act does not displace the common law entirely there are some important…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Business Torts

NonCompetition Covenants: Protecting the Interests of Franchisees

Only royalty-paying franchisees should be entitled to use brand-specific intellectual property to the exclusion of all others. Noncompetition covenants protect the interests of franchisees in good standing…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

Assignability of Covenants Not to Compete Under Pennsylvania and Ohio Law

As companies are bought and sold, merged and liquidated, there has been a question of whether covenants not to compete signed between an employee and one company can be assigned to another company. Pennsylvania and Ohio have…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts

The Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine: Prohibiting Former Employees From Working For a Competitor

How willing are courts to apply the inevitable disclosure doctrine and prohibit a former employee from working for a competitor, in the absence of actual misappropriation when it can be shown that the former employee cannot…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts
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