From constantly changing regulation to new competitive threats, there’s more pressure than ever on executives. And boards have less patience than ever: According to Challenger Gray & Christmas, the past few years have seen record-breaking turnover in the C-suite.
If you are a corporate leader in the crosshairs, it’s critical to make a proactive plan. Even in the face of termination, the right legal representation can protect your severance, reputation and future prospects.
Stueve Siegel Hanson has significant experience negotiating and litigating on behalf of senior executives when they are terminated or depart their current positions. We are adept at negotiating key issues involved in these separations, including:
- Contract disputes
- Incentive compensation or future earned commission disputes
- Whistleblower and qui tam concerns
- Trade secret provisions
- Antipoaching, noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements
- Antitrust and unfair competition
- Retaliation claims
We recognize the value of discretion in these circumstances, and we frequently achieve favorable results without going to court. But when litigation is necessary, our clients benefit from a bench of seasoned trial attorneys.
Stueve Siegel Hanson’s executive departures practice is one of the few of its kind nationwide; in 2019, the National Law Journal recognized George Hanson among its “Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers” for his work in this area.