The Evolving Landscape of Trade Secret and Non-Competition Law: Putting Businesses in Their Best Position
Over the years, companies have seen an increase in the number of filed cases and are facing a more complex legal landscape due to the continuous proliferation of issues on information transfer between employee and business competitors. In addition, the proposal of heightened enforcement changes on the trade secret and non-competition law has opened another myriad of potential risks and pitfalls for companies and their management.
In order to properly address the problems and avoid unwanted risks and penalties, it is imperative that employers must be in the know of the recent legislative trends and developments relating to trade secret and non-competition laws.
In this Webcast, a seasoned team of thought leaders, professionals and practitioners brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present to the audience an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as best compliance practices in the evolving landscape of trade secret and non-competition law. Speakers will also present legislative issues, trends and recent developments surrounding this significant topic.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Trade Secret and Non-Competition Law – Fundamentals
- Recent Trends and Developments
- Challenges and Considerations
- Recent Court Decisions
- Best Compliance Practices
- What Lies Ahead
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- Trade Secret Fundamentals
- Recent Trends and Cases
- Federal Act
- Criminal Prosecutions
- Litigation Options
- State, Federal, Criminal
- Contract-Only Claim
- Beware Preemption
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- Protecting Trade Secrets During Litigation
- Risk of Dismissal for Insufficiently Alleging Existence of Trade Secrets
- Protective Orders/“Attorneys’ Eyes Only” Designations (including “intermediate” protections that allow for client representative or expert review)
- Filing Under Seal
- The Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine
- New York Treatment of Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine
- Effect as Constructive Restrictive Covenant
- Federal Law à Defend Trade Secrets Act
- Effect of Defend Trade Secrets Act
- Increase in Federal Court Actions
- Obtaining Jurisdiction in Federal Court – pleading standards
- Misappropriation of Trade Secrets as RICO Predicate (treble damages)
- Royalties – will federal courts fashion a new, unified test for determining reasonable royalties?
Who Should Attend:
- Trade Secret Lawyers and Consultants
- HR Managers
- HR Executives
- Legal and Compliance Executives
Michael King is the Managing Partner of Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP and has been with the firm for 25 years. He obtained his B.A. degree, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, from Boston College in 1985 and his J.D. degree from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, in 1989. Mr. King has worked exclusively on civil litigation matters, focusing primarily on complex business disputes, products liability defense, trade secret disputes and employment matters. He is a member of the bar of the States of California and Nevada, a member of the American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a director of the Orange County Down Syndrome Association.
Michael King is the Managing Partner of Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP and has been with the firm for 25 years. …
Charles S. Welcome has broad experience in a wide range of civil litigation matters, including shareholder derivative actions, securities litigation, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, real estate, restrictive covenants, franchise disputes and international trade law. After law school, Mr. Welcome served as a Public Service Fellow in the Chambers of the Honorable Claire R. Kelly at the United States Court of International Trade. Mr. Welcome represents clients in state and federal court as well as before arbitral tribunals and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Welcome both prosecutes and defends claims on behalf of his clients, which include businesses, co-op and condominium boards, non-profit organizations and municipalities.
Mr. Welcome works to secure positive results for his clients through his diligent, creative style of representation. He understands the diverse considerations of each of his clients and tailors his strategy for every matter to the specific goals of each client.
Charles S. Welcome has broad experience in a wide range of civil litigation matters, including shareholder derivative actions, securities litigation, …
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General knowledge in trade secret and non-competition law
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
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