The firm represented a defense contractor employee whose security clearance had been revoked at a hearing before the United States Department of Defense’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. The firm successfully moved to compel arbitration of Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims alleged by a former employee — the only trial court decision reaching that result of which the firm is aware.
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The firm represented a local fashion company in a dispute with a former sales executive who misappropriated confidential information. On behalf of a national staffing company, the firm defeated multiple motions by one of the nation’s largest banks for temporary restraining orders and a preliminary injunction, by persuading the Court that the bank did not have a reasonable probability of prevailing on its claims for breach of contract and conversion.
The firm aggressively defended a placement agency against allegations of race and gender harassment in a case filed in Los Angeles, and through those efforts resolved the case for a nominal nuisance settlement. On behalf of a Silicon Valley financial services company, the firm sued the client’s former key employee for breach of his duty of loyalty, obtained a temporary restraining order prohibiting him from stealing the client’s customers or using its confidential information to compete against the client, and then, after discovery, secured a similar preliminary injunction against the former employee.
The San Mateo County Superior Court has issued very favorable decisions in the two breach of fiduciary duty cases the firm took to trial. The Court found in favor of the firm’s clients in each case, ruled that the defendants had breached their fiduciary duties (one under Delaware law, the other under California partnership law), awarded seven figures in total damages, and set one case for a punitive damages phase of trial, and the other for post-trial briefing on the recovery of attorneys’ fees.
The firm is defending a Fortune 500 technology company against separate claims alleging national origin discrimination and disability discrimination. The firm obtained a large pre-litigation settlement in a case dealing with the separation of a co-owner of a financial services firm.
The firm obtained a very favorable, pre-litigation settlement of pregnancy discrimination claims alleged against a major technology company. The firm separately advised and counseled several physicians and medical groups regarding their intra-firm relationships and agreements.
The firm took to trial a case on behalf of a client who claimed that the defendants had fraudulently conveyed assets amongst themselves to evade our client as a creditor. After the first day of testimony, the defendants decided to settle.
Super Lawyers Magazine named Damien Lillis a Northern California Super Lawyer in Business Litigation. We successfully resolved claims of unlawful termination and retaliation on behalf of a non-profit corporation. We successfully assisted a commercial landowner in enforcing its lease rights against a nationally-known franchise.
In the two cases we took to trial, the Court has issued tentative decisions finding in favor of our plaintiff clients and finding that the defendants in each case had breached their fiduciary duties. We are waiting for the Court to issue formal statements of decision.