ames (Jim) M. Witz has joined Littler Mendelson, P.C. as a shareholder. He will co-lead Littler's Chicago unfair competition and trade secrets practice, in addition to continuing his general employment litigation and counseling practice. Witz joins Littler from Freeborn & Peters LLP where he was a partner and head of its non-competition and trade secret practice Witz has more than 20 years of experience handling high-stakes litigation matters in state and Federal courts throughout the country. He routinely prosecutes and defends significant trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation in courts throughout the U.S. and represents both large publicly-traded companies and small businesses in a variety of industries including insurance, printing, health care, food service and software. Furthermore, Witz counsels clients on employee hiring, termination and related matters, including the drafting and implementation of effective employment agreements, confidentiality policies and restrictive covenants. Witz received his Bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.
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