Mr. Komie concentrates his practice in civil litigation and counseling matters, with an emphasis on employment and trade secret/non-compete issues.

He has significant experience representing financial services firms and their employees; advising companies in employee defection and general employment matters, including non-compete agreements and the protection of proprietary business information; representing clients before FINRA arbitration panels in cases involving employment, raiding, promissory notes and sales practices; advising and representing financial services firms on regulatory and compliance issues and in their interactions with regulatory agencies; general federal and state court litigation; employment and separation agreements; and probate and trust litigation.
Mr. Komie regularly writes and speaks on new developments and trends in the law regarding non-competes and trade secrets. He helped found the H2 Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Law Blog at Follow the blog on Twitter: @H2NoncompeteLaw
Mr. Komie is nationally known for his representation of clients in the financial services industry. He has appeared in dozens of FINRA arbitrations throughout the United States. In 2016, FINRA adopted a rule change he proposed relating to the FINRA arbitration process. He is a Contributing Legal Editor of the Securities Litigation Commentator, a leading industry publication.
Mr. Komie has published articles on a variety of issues relating to financial services, commercial litigation and labor and employment law, including: Co-author, "Porzig v Dresdner, Kleinwort, Benson North America LLC - Has a "Perfect Storm" Caused a Sea Change in Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards?" Bloomberg Law Reports, Vol. 1, No. 47, November 2007; Co-author, "Vacating an Award Based on Arbitrator Misclassification: What Are the Pitfalls and Hurdles?" Bloomberg Law Reports, Volume 2, Number 6, July 2006.
You can follow Mr. Komie on Twitter at @jameskomie, where he regularly tweets about issues relating to the financial services industry, employment law and non-competes/trade secrets.
Mr. Komie received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan School of Law and his B.A., with high distinction and high honors, from the University of Michigan. He is licensed in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court – Northern District of Illinois General Bar and Trial Bar.

James L. Komie

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