Credit Suisse has sued its former Vice President of emerging markets, Agostina Pechi, claiming she stole the bank’s trade secrets in a bid to win clients for her new employer, Goldman Sachs.
Bloomberg reports that in February and March, Pechi secretly sent e-mails with client lists and other confidential bank information from her work account to her personal inbox, and printed 'critical transaction documents' late at night from her office, when she was supposed to be on vacation, Credit Suisse said in a complaint filed in state court in Manhattan.
Pechi, who made $950,000 last year and lives in New York, resigned from the bank on April 2, telling Credit Suisse’s human-resources department she was accepting a position at New York-based Goldman Sachs, according to the complaint.
'Pechi decided to steal confidential Credit Suisse information and contacts that she had learned during the course of her employment for Credit Suisse', according to the complaint. She plans to use the data 'to compete with Credit Suisse, and intends to provide this information to her new employer to specifically target Credit Suisse’s clients'.
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