Litigation and Arbitration

A trial victory in New York Supreme Court

When a dispute between two competing global travel agencies escalated into a full-blown trial in the New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division, partners Justin Sher and Mark Cuccaro delivered a complete victory to their clients, one of the travel agencies and its newly hired director.

The director had recently resigned from her position at the competing travel agency to work for Sher Tremonte’s client. Shortly after the director’s move, her former employers sued her for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty and sued her new employer for unfair competition and tortious interference, alleging the director had wrongfully taken client lists for the purpose of diverting business to her new employer.

Sher Tremonte took over the case from a nationally known law firm on the eve of trial. While the evidence demonstrated the plaintiff had lost clients, Sher and Cuccaro successfully convinced the jury that the client lists were not, in fact, trade secrets and that neither the director nor her new employer had committed any wrongdoing that caused harm to its competitor. The jury decided in favor of the defendants on all claims.

According to our client’s CEO, “There are many litigators in this country, but very few like Justin and his team. They’re exceptional negotiators and defended our company as if it were their own firm: always going the extra mile and making sure their strategy supported our overall objectives. Sher Tremonte is a class act. I’ve used them many times and always gotten an outstanding result.”