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Emergency Injunction

Quarles & Brady obtained an emergency injunction restricting a former sales manager of a major international consumer products company from using or disclosing confidential information and trade secrets, and compelling production of all computer and electronic storage equipment, including that issued by the new employer. Following the employee's resignation to join a competitor, forensic examination of a company-issued laptop revealed that hours before, the employee had copied thousands of files to an external hard drive. When confronted, the employee turned over the hard drive and gave assurance that no further copies had been made. Forensic examination revealed additional downloading. Quarles & Brady sought and obtained an emergency injunction and recovered all intellectual property.