Lawrence H. Pockers represents clients nationally in complex commercial litigation with a primary focus on non-compete, trade secrets and unfair competition cases. Mr. Pockers is Co-Chair of the Duane Morris Non-Compete and Trade Secrets practice group. He is also the founder and lead editor of the Duane Morris Non-Compete and Trade Secrets blog. Mr. Pockers has been lead trial counsel in a number of key cases in this area of the law, including The Valspar Corporation v. Van Kuren, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111862 (W.D. Pa. Aug. 9, 2012), in which he obtained an injunction on behalf of The Valspar Corporation prohibiting a former manager who had no non-compete or other post-employment restrictive covenant from taking a competitive position, only the second U.S. District Court decision (the celebrated Bimbo Bakeries case being the first) decided under Pennsylvania law enjoining employment of an individual who had no non-compete or other post-employment restrictive covenant.
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