Adam McQueen leads Queen’s rugby in terms of tries this season and is an exceptional academic as well as fierce competitor.
The company alleges that McQueen gained access to confidential and proprietary information belonging to them and misappropriated their trade secrets, and seeks a temporary restraining order (TRO) against him in order to enforce noncompetition provisions found within his Employment Agreement and Operating Agreement.
Early Life and Education
McQueen was raised in London’s East End as the son of working-class parents, dropping out at 16 to take an apprenticeship on Savile Row at Anderson and Shephard before later moving onto Gieves & Hawkes as a tailor.
McQueen established his own label upon graduating and became famous for creating “bumster” trousers – extremely low-slung pants that exposed wearers’ buttocks. In 1996 he was appointed head designer at Givenchy but left shortly thereafter due to contract restrictions that inhibited his creativity.
Direct Biologics alleges that McQueen violated his employment and operating agreements by linking his personal cloud storage account to company documents and information, as well as misappropriating trade secrets belonging to Direct Biologics.
McQueen became widely revered during his lifetime for creating 36 collections for his namesake label and becoming an industry icon. His work appeared on premium fashion magazines such as Allure, Elle, Harper’s BAZAAR and DAZED.
He has also collaborated with well-known photographers and directors such as Solve Sundsbo, Nick Knight and Jurgen Teller, with whom his designs have been showcased in retrospective exhibitions as well as being studied scholarly analysis.
DB alleges that McQueen violated his Employment Agreement and Operating Agreement by working for Vivex; breached his contractual obligations not to disclose or use DB’s confidential information; misappropriated highly confidential and trade secret data by linking his personal Dropbox account with online accounts belonging to DB; placing documents belonging to DB in his personal cloud storage account, all shared with Vivex for further distribution; misappropriated highly confidential and trade secret data by linking personal Dropbox account with online accounts of Vivex; misappropriating highly confidential and trade secret information through misappropriating highly confidential and trade secret information shared among them all parties involved; breached contractual obligations not to disclose or use DB’s confidential data; misappropriated trade secrets by linking personal Dropbox accounts linked with online accounts belonging to online accounts belonging to DB and placing documents there before sharing them all shared among them all shared with Vivex for further distribution to them for distribution among them all parties involved.
Achievement and Honors
McQueen has earned worldwide acclaim for both his design work and cinematic efforts, featuring in exhibitions and films alike. His first feature film 12 Years a Slave (based on Solomon Northup’s memoir of the same name), received Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA and PGA (joint winner) nominations for Best Picture; additionally it won three prestigious awards – Independent Spirit Award (AAFCA/BFCC awards), African-American Film Critics Association/Black Film Critics Circle awards (all nominees for Best Director respectively).
SFFILM is honored to announce this year’s honorees at this year’s Awards Night: Amy Adams for her role in Adam McKay’s Vice from Annapurna Pictures; Steve McQueen for his directorial debut film Shame and his new movie Widows; Boots Riley for his breakout TV series Sorry to Bother You; the SFFILM Board of Directors will present Naomi Ackie with their Peter J. Owens Award;
Direct Biologics alleges that McQueen violated both her Employment Agreement and Operating Agreement by accepting employment with Vivex, a competitor to Direct Biologics both in allograft markets and extracellular vesicles (“EV”) development. According to Direct Biologics, McQueen utilized his Dropbox account linked with one belonging to Direct Biologics’ folder storage system to place copies of confidential trade secrets under his exclusive control within folders controlled by him – contrary to what had been agreed.
McQueen was well known for his expert tailoring, historical designs, and creative collections that often verged on being controversial – often including themes like romanticism, death and sexuality as well as being explicitly autobiographical. Alongside being a fashion designer he also collected art and was an avid motorcyclist.
McQueen has built up an impressive net worth over his distinguished career as both an actor and professional racing car driver, which have contributed significantly to his wealth. Furthermore, as an entrepreneur who owns his firm and thus makes up part of that wealth accumulation process.
He has earned critical acclaim for films like Hunger and Shame. Additionally, in 2013 he directed 12 Years a Slave which went on to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
He shares a daughter named Samantha McQueen with former partner Stacy Toten. Currently dating Jeanie Galbraith and mothering two children together. In 2009 he portrayed Jeremy Gilbert in the global hit television show ”The Vampire Diaries”, garnering global fame with audiences around the world and adding significant net worth.