Addressing Employers’ Privacy Concerns in Non-Compete Litigation

/ 04/22/2012

Dallas non-compete lawyer Keith Clouse litigates disputes over non-compete agreements and the wrongful use of trade secrets. By nature, these cases involve the disclosure of a company’s confidential information; a fact finder often cannot resolve factual issues without reviewing sensitive documents.


Judges often sign protective orders to help parties protect confidential information. These orders set out the rules regarding the disclosure of information and documents. For example, some court pleadings may be filed “under seal,” meaning that the pleadings will not be available to the public, and some documents may be labeled “attorneys’ eyes only,” meaning that only attorneys (and not clients) may view those documents.


Even with a protective order, however, a company may not believe its confidential information can be truly protected in a lawsuit. If a company is concerned about privacy issues, it should consider arbitrating employment disputes in a confidential setting. By requiring employees to enter into arbitration agreements, the employer may be able to prevent the disclosure of sensitive information during litigation.


To speak to Mr. Clouse about a non-compete dispute or a dispute over the use of trade secrets, contact him and the other Dallas employment lawyers at Clouse Dunn LLP via email at or telephone at 214 220 3888. 


Press Release Contact Information:


Clouse Dunn LLP

214.220.3833 ( fax)

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