DiMuroGinsberg counsels senior management and boards of directors on how to minimize exposure to allegations of intentional torts. The firm also represents corporations of all sizes in business tort disputes. Business torts arise when businesses or individuals—such as clients, competitors, shareholders, or employees—are accused of committing wrongful acts, such as those against fair competition or in violation of laws governing business conduct.
Types of disputes
In the highly competitive world of business, there are many areas, from contracts to compliance, where disputes can arise. The firm’s practice counsels and represents employers in various types of litigation:
- Breach of fiduciary: defend corporate clients’ management from allegations of breaches in fiduciary duties as well as press claims on their behalf when former employees and agents breach their fiduciary duties to the corporation
- Commercial defamation and trade libel: counsel clients on protecting the reputation of the company and their goods and/or services from negative commentary by past and present employees, by competitors or by others including the media and defend reputations in court if necessary.
- Conspiracy: counsel our clients on identifying and pursuing co-conspirators in actions that have injured their companies or businesses; the firm also defends clients charged with conspiracy.
- Deceptive advertising: counsel clients on establishing procedures for avoiding deceptive advertising and in evaluating possible advertising initiatives and defend corporate clients in court.
- Direct liability of employers for employee torts: the firm’s attorneys have experience counseling its corporate clients in their efforts to establish effective screening processes for its employees and agents; the firm also defends corporate clients against claims of direct liability.
- Employment contracts and restrictive covenants: the firm’s attorneys are experienced in drafting and reviewing employment contracts and restrictive covenants and will pursue emergency injunctive relief for its corporate clients in court to enforce restrictive covenants if necessary.
- Third party interference in contractual relationships: pursue causes of action against third parties who have interfered with prospective contracts and lawful contractual business relationships, and with employees under contract and restrictive covenants with our clients; also defend clients against these same allegations.
Our firm has extensive experience representing clients before Eastern Virginia’s “Rocket Docket” court. Many of our attorneys represent and counsel clients in business torts.
Call 703-684-4333 for business tort counsel and representation in Northern Virginia.