A recent court decision has shed some light on the fiduciary duty that D.C. employees owe to their employer. In National Railroad Passenger Corporation v. Veolia Transportation Services, Inc. (D.D.C. May 9, 2011), the federal district court for the District of Columbia evaluated the nature of the fiduciary duty that Amtrak employees owed to their employer while Amtrak prepared its bid for a government contract. The court examined various factual scenarios in which an employee engages in direct and indirect competition with its employer, and emphasized that a breach of the employee’s fiduciary duty is extremely fact-specific and must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For more information on this case, click here.