- Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
- Covenants Not To Compete
- Trade Secrets Protection
- Unfair Competition
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Non-Competition Litigation
- Severance and Separation Agreements
|University ||Villanova University, Villanova, PA, B.S., cum laude, 1993|
|Law School||George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, J.D., with honors, 1996|
|Admitted||1996, District of Columbia and Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania|
Former Associate Professorial Lecturer of Law, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. (1996-97)
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association: Labor & Employment Law Committee
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association: Business Law Section Human Resources Committee
Member, American Bar Association: Labor & Employment and Litigation Sections
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association: Labor & Employment and Litigation Sections
Mike Greco is a partner in the Philadelphia office. He litigates and provides counseling nationwide to employers concerning legal claims and issues arising from the movement of employees between competitor firms.
These issues include: covenants not to compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, unfair competition, employee raiding, trade secrets, duty of loyalty, Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, Economic Espionage Act, and state trade secrets and unfair competition statutes.
Mike has prosecuted and defended more than 300 employee defection and recruitment matters, obtaining and defeating injunctive relief in at least 27 different state and federal courts, in addition to dozens of arbitration actions before the National Association of Securities Dealers.
His experience includes representation of clients in the securities brokerage, health information technology, medical practice, computer sales and distribution, commercial window washing, personnel placement, online retailing, insurance brokerage, insurance, publishing, direct response television, radio, institutional food services, and freight forwarding industries.
In addition to litigating, Mike assists corporate clients in developing and implementing coordinated local and/or national programs to protect their competitive assets against employee defection, and to minimize risks that when hiring employees from competitors.
His practical knowledge of how courts have treated various restrictive covenants enables Mike to help employers draft appropriately tailored restrictive covenants.
Mike was included in the 2013 and 2014 edition ofPennsylvania Super Lawyers.He was also recognized inPennsylvania Super Lawyers - Rising Starsin 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He is the co-editor of the firm's Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Blog .
FAQ's On FINRA's Broker Compensation Proposal April 1, 2014
Court: Ex-Employees Can't Play Cute With Non-Solicitation Agreements October 8, 2013
Noncompetes: A Matter Of Dollars And Sense? September 6, 2011
Postponing The Noncompete Fight April 25, 2011
Are Your Employees Poachable? Here Are 7 Ways to Tell April 11, 2011
Taking the Guesswork Out of Budgeting for Noncompete Litigation January 12, 2011
The Trade Secret Paradox April 1, 2009
When a New CEO Comes In, Will Risk Walk Out?How to Create Effective and Enforceable Restrictive Covenant AgreementsOctober 9, 2007
Can You Enforce Noncompete Agreements Signed By Employees Of An Acquired Company?It Depends On The Structure Of The Deal -- And Where The Employees Are.November 7, 2003
Quotes and Soundbites
Superior Court Rejects Exception To Consideration For Noncompetes May 20, 2014
Send a Non-Compete Letter and You May Be Buying a Lawsuit January 28, 2014
Michael Greco's Twas the Night Before Christmas Featured In Bank Of America's Small Business Community Newsletter December 17, 2013
Employee Friendly Laws Boon For New Yahoo Chief July 23, 2012
Under Lock and Key December 15, 2011
Employees Fired Over Social Media, NLRB Reacts August 1, 2011
Where Does Privacy Stop and the Workplace Begin? July 26, 2011
Seven Signs Your Employees May Be Poachable June 1, 2011
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Federal Trade Secret Legislation Proposal Gains New Life
Michael R. Greco, May 8, 2014
The prospects for federal trade secret legislation has heated up again as there appears to be bipartisan support for a new bill. After failing in previous years, Senator Coons (D) recently joined forces with Senator Hatch (R) to introduce a federal trade secrets act that would create a federal...
FAQ's on FINRA's Broker Compensation Proposal
Michael R. Greco, April 3, 2014
On March 10, 2014, FINRA filed proposed Rule 2243 with the SEC. The proposed rule would require firms and registered reps to disclose certain financial incentives offered to reps in connection with a change in employment and would require firms to report information concerning the same subject to...
Opinion: Bad Facts Make Bad Law, Especially in Non-Compete Cases
Michael R. Greco, February 13, 2014
A non-compete agreement that prohibited a former sales rep from working for a competitor in any capacity, “even as a custodian,” is overly broad and unenforceable. At least that’s what a North Carolina Court of Appeals recently concluded in a case captioned CopyPro, Inc. v....
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