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Webinar, May 20: Protecting Trade Secrets in the Cloud

In a complimentary webinar on May 20 (1:00 p.m. ET), our colleagues James A. Goodman and Ian Carleton Schaefer will lead a webinar focusing on how the cloud and employee mobility are impacting trade secret protection strategies.

Join the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) strategic industry group and the Non-Competes, Unfair Competition, and Trade Secrets group of Epstein Becker Green’s Labor and Employment practice for a discussion on the following topics: 

  • The Cloud and Its Impact on Employee Mobility and Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secret Law, Disclosure Risks, and Reasonable Efforts to Safeguard Trade Secrets
  • Employment Law and Corporate Strategies to Identify and
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10 Steps To Take When Hiring From A Competitor

The beginning of the year is a time of high employee mobility, and with that mobility comes a risk of litigation between the hiring employer and the former employer – particularly when the two companies are direct competitors.

When a lawyer is asked to weigh in on a potential hire and to advise regarding the litigation risk, the legal analysis is just one part of the puzzle; the human element is equally important. Not infrequently, raw human emotion — anger, feelings of betrayal, and/or pure competitive fire – serves as the triggering straw for litigation in such situations. Fortunately, there … Continue Reading

Peter A. Steinmeyer To Conduct Webinar On July 10, 2012 Regarding “Hiring a Competitor’s Employees: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls”

Peter A. Steinmeyer of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. will be speaking in an upcoming live phone/web seminar entitled "Hiring a Competitor’s Employees: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls" scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT.

As readers of this blog well know, hiring an employee from a competitor involves a great deal of risk due to the employee’s access to the competitor’s trade secrets, customers and other employees. Because of this, a competitor is likely to take aggressive measures to protect its proprietary information and resources from the new employer.

Key employees are often bound by restrictive covenants with the … Continue Reading

Download Our Additional Statewide Guides On Trade Secrets Laws, Published By EpsteinBeckerGreen And The Practical Law Company

The national law firm of EpsteinBeckerGreen, in conjunction with the Practical Law Company, recently wrote and published statewide guides on the trade secret laws of Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.

These guides, which were written by EpsteinBeckerGreen’s attorneys in a "question and answer" format, address trade secret and confidentiality laws affecting employers and employees. They focus on the legal requirements related to protecting trade secrets and confidential information.

Here is a list of the aforementioned guides which are now available:

• "Trade Secret Laws: Illinois" – written by Zachary C. Jackson and David J. Clark

• "Trade Continue Reading

Peter Steinmeyer to Conduct Noncompete Agreement Litigation Developments Webinar on August 11, 2011

Peter A. Steinmeyer of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. will be speaking in an upcoming live phone/web seminar entitled "Noncompete Agreements: Latest Litigation Developments" scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT.

As readers of this blog well know, employers frequently use noncompete agreements to protect confidential business information from misappropriation by departing employees. With continuing layoffs and business information easily accessible via computers and the Internet, enforceable noncompetes are critical in today’s economy.

Employment attorneys crafting noncompete agreements must avoid unreasonable and overbroad provisions. Courts are increasingly scrutinizing and, in some instances, refusing to enforce agreements that go … Continue Reading

Health Care and Life Sciences Employers: Let’s Meet on 6/7/11 in Washington, DC at Our HEAL (Health Employment And Labor) Summit

Please join the attorneys of EpsteinBeckerGreen on June 7, 2011, at the National Press Club, as we present eight panels covering labor and employment topics that have increasingly impacted employers in the health care industry. 

Our first panel, entitled Significant Labor and Employment Issues that Affect Health Entities, will include representatives from the health care industry, such as a hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and emergency medical services. These executive panelists will discuss the critical labor and employment issues they are currently experiencing and the greatest challenges they expect to manage. 

EpsteinBeckerGreen attorneys representing the Labor and Employment, Health Care and … Continue Reading

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