Andrew DeLucia is a litigator who counsels and represents clients on a wide range of employment matters, including restrictive covenants, trade secret protection, discrimination, constructive discharge, employee misconduct, retaliation, and defamation.
Andrew has appeared before state and federal courts in addition to arbitration proceedings and before administrative agencies.
Prior to joining Rubin Fortunato, Andrew spent several years in the Litigation Department at a large Philadelphia law firm, gaining experience in both employment and commercial litigation.
Obtained temporary and preliminary injunctive relief in federal court enforcing a Garden Leave provision requiring 60 days advance notice of resignation and preventing former employees from working during the notice period, from soliciting customers, and from retaining, using, or disclosing confidential information.
Bank of America, N.A. v. George Jenckes, et al., No. 17-2197, S.D.N.Y. (2017)
Following a two-day evidentiary hearing, successfully defeated a Motion for Preliminary Injunction/Temporary Restraining Order seeking to prevent recently hired employees from doing business with clients and referral sources with whom they had done business at their former employer.
George Mason Mortgage, LLC v. Caliber Home Loans, et al., No. CL-2017-00599, Circuit Court for Fairfax County Virginia (2017)
Successfully defended claims of wrongful termination and defamation (alleging damages in excess of $6 million) and obtained $145,000 arbitration award on breach of contract claim.
Merrill Lynch v. Keating, FINRA-DR No. 11-04254, Boston, MA (2013)
Obtained $1.5 million arbitration award against former employee on claims of breach of contract and successfully defeated counterclaims for defamation, wrongful termination, and breach of contract, for which the former employee sought $4 million in damages.
Gomez v. Merrill Lynch, FINRA-DR No. 09-05899, Los Angeles, CA (2013)
Obtained injunctive relief in state court against a former employee enforcing a non-competition agreement.
Bryn Mawr Capital v. Mackay, No. 13-08647, Montgomery County, PA (2013)
Obtained $496,000 arbitration award on breach of contract claim. Successfully defended former employee’s breach of contract, tortious interference, and defamation claims.
Merrill Lynch v. Pippenger, FINRA-DR No. 09-02967, Atlanta, GA (2010)