Employment & Labor
Intellectual Property Litigation
Appellate Practice & Legal Strategies
Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility
Bret's practice covers a range of industries in the drafting and enforcement of non-compete, confidentiality, and other employment-related agreements. He represents individual employees, typically high level executives, in such matters on behalf of the companies who seek to hire them.
He advises public company executives on terminations and employment issues and providing advice on a range of matters involving employment agreements, termination of high level executives, worker classification, deal diligence, and hiring oversight and best practices. His practice covers both the negotiation and drafting of relevant agreements and the regular enforcement in litigation of the claims of employers seeking to enforce those agreements.
Bret writes and presents on employment law issues and has authored articles relating to the Defend Trade Secrets Act. He lectures on practice before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and on practice before state and federal courts.
Former chair, Joint Bar Committee for Judicial Appointments
Chair, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Employment Litigation (2003-2009)
Saint Louis University School of Law, JD
University of Illinois, BA