Ex-H&K, WS execs face lawsuits from their former firms

CHICAGO: Two groups of executives who left top 10 agencies here are being sued by their former employers.

CHICAGO: Two groups of executives who left top 10 agencies here are being sued by their former employers.

Hill & Knowlton has filed suit against Harlan Teller and Harlan Loeb, both of whom left last month to establish a Chicago office for Financial Dynamics.

H&K wouldn't discuss details of the suit. FD had no comment.

Teller was H&K's ex-chief client officer and president of its global corporate practice. Loeb was litigation services director.

Federal court records also show that Weber Shandwick is suing three individuals who left its Chicago office late last year to start a firm, Green Target.

Named in that suit are Daniel Reid, John Corey, and Aaron Schoenherr.

The suit, filed February 24, seeks damages in excess of $75,000 and alleges the three violated one-year noncompete deals by soliciting former clients.

Reid, a former WS EVP, said, "There is no foundation to the claims made against us by [WS], and we have denied their allegations in the response we have filed with the court."

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