“You need to understand the full context of your client’s business, and what this [defendant] did, and how they left, and why they left, to be able to present yourself and your client as having the white hat. That’s always the position you want to be in.”

-Daniel Quick

Episode Outline

00:18 – Introduction

01:19 – Daniel Quick’s professional background

3:04 – The value of bar associations

6:01 – The Matt Prentice case

13:21 – Non-compete law in Michigan

24:29 – Daniel Quick’s victory in the Matt Prentice case

28:44 – The use and misuse of non-compete agreements

31:30 – Judge Michael Warren’s opinion in the Matt Prentice case

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About Daniel Quick

Daniel D. Quick is a recognized trial lawyer and partner of Dickinson Wright. His broad commercial litigation experience includes all aspects of UCC and automotive industry litigation, shareholder and family business disputes, trade secret and non-compete litigation, domestic and international arbitration, and intellectual property cases. Dan is recognized as one of Michigan’s top lawyers by Chambers USA. He is the co-author of several works, including Michigan Business Torts (ICLE) and Michigan Court Rules Practice (Thompson Reuters). He is the past president of the Oakland County Bar Association, an officer of the State Bar of Michigan, and a member of the governing council of the Litigation Section of the ABA.

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