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Financial Services & Private Equity 2018-05-14T16:35:33+00:00

Financial Services and Private Equity Litigation

Kaufman & Company’s Financial Services and Private Equity Practice Group represents financial services industry clients — banks and other financial institutions, brokers, insurance companies, investment companies, investment managers and advisors, and trustees — as well as private equity funds and portfolio companies in a wide variety of commercial disputes.

Our trial lawyers are experienced in a wide range of financial services disputes and often work in close collaboration with the client’s internal counsel to develop customized and budget-driven approaches to resolving the matters both inside and outside of the courtroom. We develop cost-effective approaches that sometimes include alternative dispute approaches and creative fee arrangements.

Areas of Focus
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud and fraudulent inducement
  • Legal malpractice
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets/employee lift-outs
Emergency Court Interventions

Our attorneys are particularly experienced in prosecuting and defending emergency court interventions. We specialize in fast, effective action in instances of injunctions and temporary restraining orders. Having spent countless hours in the courtroom conducting trials and hearings, our lawyers have the insight necessary to employ all of the potential strategic advantages available during the emergency court intervention phase of a case.

Technology Tools

Understanding that technology is the key to many cases involving proprietary information or restrictive covenants, Kaufman & Company has the experience to quickly coordinate forensic investigations of computer, phone and other personal electronic devices to provide a comprehensive analysis of potential theft of trade secrets and proprietary information.

Our firm also leverages recent technology to organize and maintain an extensive archive of trade secret and employee lift-out litigation templates, past and current research regarding trade secret and employee lift-out case law, and related materials. Our ability to call on this information at the touch of a button enables us to provide more efficient and cost-effective representation to our clients. Kaufman & Company is ready to face the challenges involved in a market becoming ever more dependent upon the technological advancements of today and tomorrow.

Representative Matters