Mike Greco is a partner in the Denver and Philadelphia offices and a member of the Firm's Employee Defection and Trade Secrets Group. 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 hundreds of employee defection and trade secret matters, obtaining and defeating injunctive relief in at least 35 different state and federal courts, in addition to dozens of arbitration actions before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
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 arise 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, 2014 and 2015 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. He was also recognized in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He is the co-editor of the firm's Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Blog.
Former Associate Professorial Lecturer of Law, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. (1996-97)
Member, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry
Member, American Bar Association: Labor & Employment and Litigation Sections
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association: Labor & Employment and Litigation Sections
Member, American Intellectual Property Association, Committee on Trade Secret Law
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
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 Agreements
October 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
Federal Trade Secret Legislation Proposal Gains New Life
May 5, 2015
FAQ's on FINRA's Broker Compensation Proposal
April 1, 2014
Opinion: Bad Facts Make Bad Law, Especially in Non-Compete Cases
February 12, 2014
There Must be Proof in That Trade Secret Pudding
February 7, 2014
Sometimes Noteworthy Non-Compete Decisions Have No Non-Competes
February 3, 2014
Send a non-compete demand letter - buy yourself a lawsuit?
January 27, 2014
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
Do Non-Competes Hinder Innovation and Mobility? A Debate Over The Role of Restrictive Covenants and the Protection of Trade Secrets
December 4, 2015
Your Employees Bring Their Own Devices. Bring Us Your Questions!!
October 7, 2015
Navigating Landmines When Employees Come and Go
June 11, 2015
Navigating Non-Compete & Trade Secret Issues In the Construction Industry
May 19, 2015
Future of Non-Competes as a Tool for Protecting Trade Secrets
May 15, 2014
(Also at Denver, Colorado Office)