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A Fired Banker and a Firm's Public Suit

Jun 24, 2014 - The New York Times

When Warren Woo, a deal maker at UBS, left the Swiss bank in 2007 to start his own firm, he named his family office Breakaway Capital.

Years later, that choice of name has proved prescient.

Since decamping from UBS, Mr. Woo -- who subsequently jumped to two other firms -- now finds himself defending accusations by his most recent employer, the lender Monroe Capital, that he stole confidential information to help start a competitor.

It's unusual that any company, let alone a ris...