Business Disputes

Read & Co. represents companies, entrepreneurs, and other clients facing all types of potential and existing business disputes. Our deep experience covers contract negotiation and disputes, securities and other financial litigation, real estate conflicts, corporate governance claims, and business torts—including tortious interference, defamation, and fraud. Our clients have spanned every area of commerce, including finance … Read more

Trademark, Unfair Competition, and Copyright

Read & Co. handles claims relating to trademarks, trade dress, grey goods, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, nondisclosure agreements, and copyright. We have repeatedly resolved such disputes through practical interest-focused negotiations. We have also handled litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and state and federal courts.

Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement

Read & Co. represents clients in internal investigations and those brought by federal and state agencies, including the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Attorney General, New York Division of Consumer Protection, and self-regulatory organizations such as FINRA. We particularly focus on investment professionals, senior executives, and CFOs and other accounting managers. … Read more


Read & Co. counsels employers and employees on risk management and other employment matters to help avoid disputes and address allegations of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. We have particular expertise in claims relating to restrictive covenants—including non-compete and non-solicit agreements, trade secrets, wrongful termination, discrimination, and retaliation. When clients face litigation or must bring claims, … Read more