SOLAR SECRETS - Fox Rothschild filed a trade secret lawsuit Tuesday in New Jersey District Court on behalf of Vision Solar. The complaint, which targets former high-ranking Vison Solar employee Michael Faunt, competitor Momentum Solar and its subsidiaries, arises from underlying litigation filed by Momentum accusing Vision Solar of hiring Momentum employees in breach of their restrictive covenants along with other claims. The defendants are accused of misappropriating confidential information in order to harm the plaintiff. Counsel have not yet appeared for the defendants. The case is 1:22-cv-02285, Vision Solar LLC v. Faunt et al. S tay up on the latest deals and litigation with the new Law.com Radar.
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TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE FOR LINKLATERS? - Ever since Linklaters first launched in the U.S. 50 years ago with an office in New York, it has had a tough time trying to establish itself as a key player in the brutally competitive market. In the last few years, it has not grown its head count substantially, nor has it increased its market share. It also has failed to make a mark in the practice areas for which it is known and admired elsewhere in the world. Now, as Law.com International’s Hannah Walker reports, Linklaters has made some key changes that could finally put it on the map in the U.S. But has the moment already passed the firm by? For example, Linklaters modified its lockstep model at the end of 2021. Behind its decision was a desire to become “more competitive in the U.S.” lateral market, the firm said. But in practice, this does not appear to have yet been borne out. “At their very core is their lockstep model. I’ve heard they’ve given themselves the power to change that, but I’ve seen them do that zero times”, said Keith Fall, a partner at the New York legal search firm Walker Associates.
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