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Firing at Will: A Manager's Guide by Jay Shepherd

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Lawyering Up

“Don't Take This the Wrong Way …”

A while back, we finished up a case where we represented a start-up company. The founders had been wrongly accused of taking trade secrets from their employer in a bid to set up a new competing business. We ended up with a terrific result, getting the lawsuit dismissed and allowing them to continue their careers with no money changing hands. We did it effectively for what turned out to be a very reasonable fixed price.

After it was over, the clients were very appreciative. They thanked us for our work and our results. In an e-mail, one of them expressed more gratitude, and then added this:

Don't ...

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