Brett A. Rendeiro
Brett Rendeiro is a Shareholder practicing in Butzel Long’s Bloomfield Hills office. Mr. Rendeiro concentrates his practice in labor and employment law and has evolved into a trial advocate with substantial experience in employment and complex commercial disputes.
- Represented manufacturing, service, retail and banking clients against discrimination and harassment claims, all resulting in summary dismissal, settlement or favorable jury and arbitration verdicts.
- Obtained numerous temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions against former employees for theft of trade secrets and other confidential, proprietary information.
- Secured numerous settlements favorable to clients involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the Michigan Uniform Trade Secrets Act and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements.
- Obtained judgment against former manufacturing engineer for theft of trade secrets.
- Obtained permanent injunction and judgment against former employees of financial institution for theft of trade secrets.
- Defeated employees’ motion for conditional certification for claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Obtained summary dismissal of employees’ claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Defeated numerous motions for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions involving automotive supply chain disputes.
- Successfully represented several large financial institutions in complex real estate and lending litigation matters, including appointment of receivers, injunctions and other equitable actions.
- Successfully represented Fortune 500 company in litigation involving an earn-out agreement.
- Represented majority shareholder of professional services firm in shareholder oppression litigation resulting in favorable settlement to client.
Mr. Rendeiro is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 2001, cum laude, Order of the Coif, Wayne Law Review, Survey Editor) and Eastern Michigan University (B.B.A., Finance, 1998).
- Wayne State University Law School 2001, J.D.
- Eastern Michigan University 1998, B.B.A.
Best Lawyers in America® since 2014
DBusiness© magazine, Top Lawyer, 2015
Leading Lawyers: Commercial Litigation; Employment Law - Management
Federal Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, Board members, 2009-present; chair, 2018
- Now May Be the Time to Run a Trade Secrets Audit: Take advantage of any downtime now to protect your trade secrets laterMay 12, 2020
- March 19, 2020
- Butzel Long Joins Leading Non-Compete and Trade Secret Attorneys Across the Country in Written Testimony to the Federal Trade Commission Regarding Non-CompetesMarch 17, 2020
- March 13, 2020
- March 5, 2020
- February 27, 2020
- February 21, 2020
- February 4, 2020
- What Developments to Expect for Non-Compete Agreements in the New Year: A Renewed Effort to Rein in or Outright Ban Their Use, This Time at the Federal LevelJanuary 17, 2020
- January 9, 2020
- December 3, 2019
- November 26, 2019
- October 31, 2019
- October 17, 2019
- September 5, 2019
- August 29, 2019
- Trade Secrets v. Patents: How they are similar, how they are different, and is one better than the other?August 15, 2019
- Trade Secret Theft Makes Strange Bedfellows: Tesla seeks Apple's Assistance in its Pursuit of Trade Secret Theft Claims Against its Former EngineerAugust 6, 2019
- August 2, 2019
- A Call for Federal Overreach? Michigan's Attorney General Joins the Growing Misguided Attack on Non-Compete & No-Poach AgreementsJuly 22, 2019
- June 24, 2019
- May 31, 2019
- Employers and Franchisors Beware: Washington Enacts New Non-Compete Law Aimed at Protecting “Low Wage” Employees While Targeting Employers and Franchisors with PenaltiesMay 30, 2019
- May 9, 2019
- U.S. Supreme Court Poised to Determine Whether Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation and Transgender DiscriminationApril 25, 2019
- Michigan Supreme Court to Consider Requests Regarding the Constitutionality of the new Paid Medical Leave Act and Changes to the Minimum WageApril 4, 2019
- March 28, 2019
- February 5, 2019
- December 20, 2018
- December 17, 2018
- Virtual Management and HR Training in the COVID Era – How to Restart Work, Limit Liability, and Navigate the Quickly Changing Rules Governing the Workforce
- An Employer’s Guide to the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Paid Leave and Expanded FMLA Requirements
- Detroit, MI
- Detroit, MI