Dawn Mertineit | Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Dawn Mertineit is a partner and co-chair of Seyfarth’s Boston office litigation group. For more than a decade, Dawn has represented corporations and their directors and officers in a number of industries in complex commercial litigation, litigating partnership, franchise, real estate, and whistleblower disputes, with a special emphasis on noncompete and trade secrets litigation. She understands that many clients rely on noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements to protect their most valuable assets, while others face hurdles in recruiting and onboarding new employees bound by such restrictive covenants. Dawn brings her experience and knowledge of state and federal laws to help her clients navigate these issues, from drafting agreements and executing rollout and enforcement strategies, to analyzing competitor agreements and proposing recruitment and onboarding plans and prosecuting or defending against claims related to breach of restrictive covenants or misappropriation of trade secrets.
Dawn represents clients in trade secret and noncompete matters in a number of jurisdictions. This cross-state knowledge is particularly critical, as states continue to pass new legislation relevant to restrictive covenants and trade secrets. As the co-editor of and a frequent contributor to Seyfarth’s award-winning Trading Secrets blog, Dawn remains current with new laws and key developments in this space and provides clients with crucial updates about the laws that affect their businesses. In light of her thought leadership in this area, Dawn has been quoted in a number of legal and industry publications, including Bloomberg Law, Law360, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and SC Magazine.