Jack Lovejoy

Jack is a litigator and trial lawyer, having tried cases in state and federal courts and in private arbitration. Jack has represented publicly-traded companies, government entities, the nation’s largest trade association, securities broker-dealers, and many local business and individuals in a wide array of cases. Jack’s practice emphasizes trade secrets, unfair competition, noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, and securities.

Jack became Of Counsel to the firm in January 2018. Jack was previously a partner with Cable Langenbach Kinerk & Bauer, LLP. Jack has been named a Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics magazine.

Featured Cases

Move, Inc., et al. v. Zillow, Inc., et al. – Represented Move, Inc. and the National Association of Realtors® in a suit for trade secret misappropriation when the chief strategy officer and a vice president suddenly left Move and joined rival Zillow. Obtained a preliminary injunction substantially limiting former strategy officer for six months. The case ultimately settled on the day trial was set to begin, with Zillow paying Move and the NAR $130 million.

Private arbitration, Permanent Court for Arbitration at the Hague – Represented an international holding company and its subsidiary in a private international arbitration involving claims of breach of a license and distribution agreement. The case was tried to a panel of three arbitrators, who awarded our client millions of dollars.

Private arbitration, American Arbitration Association. International Center for Dispute Resolution – Represented an industrial equipment design firm who brought claims of breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition against an international manufacturing conglomerate. The case ultimately settled for millions of dollars.

Hossain v. Key Investment Services, LLC – Represented a registered securities representative in a challenge to his former firm’s modification of his U5 employment record. The case was tried to a panel of three arbitrators who ordered a modification of the U5 disclosure and awarded attorney fees to the registered representative.

More Representative Cases

Business Litigation

Private arbitration – Defended the former owner of a telecommunications company accused of making fraudulent misrepresentations in the course of the sale of the assets of his business. The case was tried in a private forum. The parties are awaiting a decision.

UBS Financial Services, Inc. v. Hergert – Represented a financial advisor sued by his former employer when he joined a competitor. Obtained dissolution of a temporary restraining order, dismissal of the lawsuit and related arbitration, and an order of sanctions against UBS within three weeks of the lawsuit being filed.

Employment Law

Thompson v. Blue Origin, LLC – Represented a rocket scientist working in the private space travel industry. Two weeks after the case was filed, the Court entered an oral ruling granting the scientist’s motion for an injunction, after which the dispute was resolved. 

Securities Litigation

Alena et al. v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Ingrid Gintz – Represented a registered securities representative against claims by five groups of investors who alleged breach of fiduciary duty and misrepresentation. The matter was tried to a panel of three arbitrators who entered a defense award for the registered representative.

FINRA arbitrations – Jack has represented investors who have sued their financial advisors for misconduct, including unsuitable investment recommendations, trading without authority, and making material misstatements. These case, heard in the Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority arbitration forum, have resulted in over ten million dollars recovered for investors.

Presentations and Publications

Unfair Competition, Non-Competes and Exiting Employees. 19th Annual Labor & Employment Law (2016)(written materials)

Financial Institutions Their Intersection with Elder Law. WSBA conference Navigating Elder Law Systems: Advising Clients in a Complex World (2016)

Civil Remedies for Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults. King County Bar, RPPT Section (2015)

Prevailing to be “Prevailing:” Can a Party Recover Fees Following a Voluntary Dismissal? WSBA Litigation Section, Litigation News, Volume 25, No. 2 – Spring 2013

Motions in Limine. Making the Most of Motions Practice (2012)

Securities Act Poses Risk for Outside Directors, King County Bar Bulletin, 2010, with Lawrence R. Cock

Education / Background

J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2005

B.A., History, Yale University, 2001

Professional Associations

Washington State Bar Association

American Bar Association

King County Bar Association

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