Pietro Deserio

Pietro Deserio

Associate

Pietro Deserio is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department. He is a member of the Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Group and has represented clients in sensitive and significant trade secret and employment matters.

Pietro litigates and counsels clients on matters involving employee movement between competitors, with a focus on the enforceability of restrictive covenants.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Case, Using Securities Fraud Standard

The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a grant of summary judgment in an employer’s favor, dismissing a SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower retaliation case based on the plaintiff’s lack of an objectively reasonable belief of violations of securities law.  Rocheleau v. Microsemi Corporation, Inc., 680 Fed. Appx. 533 (2017). Background.  Defendant, a publicly traded company, hired Plaintiff … Continue Reading
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