May 9, 2018


On April 3, 2018, Knorr-Bremse AG and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (“Wabtec”) (the “companies”) settled charges brought by the Department of Justice stemming from a series of alleged illegal agreements not to solicit, recruit, or hire one another’s employees without prior approval (“no poach” agreements).

Wyche is investigating “no poach” agreement claims against these companies on behalf of project managers, engineers, sales executives and corporate officers employed by them at any time between 2009 and 2016.

The companies compete in the development, manufacture, and sale of equipment used in freight and passenger rail operations.  They also seek to attract, hire, and retain the same types of skilled employees.

The Department of Justice alleges that the no-poach agreements began as early as 2009 and continued until at least 2016, and that they were executed and enforced by senior company executives and reached several of the companies’ subsidiaries, including Knorr Brake Co., New York Air Brake Corp., Wabtec Passenger Transit, and Faiveley Transport North America.

If Knorr-Bremse AG, Wabtec, and Faiveley broke the law, you may have a legal claim for money damages.

We are happy to speak with current or former employees of the following companies:

Knorr-Bremse AG; Knorr Brake Co., New York Air Brake Corp.; Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. a/k/a “Wabtec”; Wabtec Passenger Transit; Faiveley Transport S.A. (acquired by Wabtec in November 2016); Faiveley Transport North America.

Our offices are located in Greenville, South Carolina at 44 East Camperdown Way.  Please call Henry Parr, John Moylan, or Matthew Richardson at 864-242-8200 if you would like to discuss.