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Firm sues Singapore, Shanghai staff who jumped to McKinsey

Published on Apr 11, 2014 10:01 AM

DELAWARE (Reuters) - AlixPartners, a leading business turnaround advisory firm, sued two former managing directors for breaching employment contracts and stealing trade secrets after they jumped to consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

Eric Thompson of Singapore and Ivo Naumann of Shanghai allegedly took to McKinsey confidential marketing materials, client information and even contacts of Lisa Donahue, the global leader of Alix's restructuring practice.

The pair violated their employment agreements and their duties to AlixPartners, according to the complaint filed late Wednesday in Delaware's Court of Chancery.

Alix asked the court to bar the pair from using the information they took and from soliciting other Alix employees.

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