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Edward G. Winsman

Of Counsel, Philadelphia
Philadelphia
t: 610.230.2142
f: 610.230.2151

Overview

Ed Winsman represents employers in employment law matters, with a practice focusing on counseling companies on issues that arise when employees move from one competitor firm to another, including particularly restrictive covenant and trade secrets matters. He advises companies on their rights and obligations, and when necessary assists employers with investigations relating to post-employment obligations. Ed represents employers in injunctive relief actions in state and federal courts throughout the country involving allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of non-compete agreements, non-solicit agreements, and confidentiality agreements.

Ed has extensive experience representing financial services firms in FINRA Dispute Resolution arbitration actions, including arbitration actions involving employment agreements, transition and retention loans, retirement/sunset agreements, and promissory notes. He defends financial services firms in cases involving claims of wrongful termination and U-5 defamation, as well as cases concerning the forfeiture clauses regarding unvested long-term awards.    

Ed regularly counsels employers on employee separations, including assessment of potential risks as well as the preparation of severance agreements. He also defends companies against claims of discrimination and retaliation.

Prior to joining private practice, Ed served as a law clerk for the Honorable Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter, then-President Judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Ed has been included in the 2018 and 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Experience

Reported Cases

Successfully defended Philadelphia law firm in action brought by former shareholder in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Successfully secured a temporary restraining order federal court enforcing a post-employment restrictive covenant.

Successfully represented Pennsylvania state entity in disability discrimination action in federal court, resulting in the dismissal of claims.

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