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THE NEW "STAR" WARS: When Your Top Performers Come or Go - Best Practices in CT & NY For Using Non-Competes and Protecting Your Trade Secrets

Westchester/Southern Connecticut (WESFACCA) Chapter

June 24, 2014
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Speakers: Glenn M. Cunningham

June 24, 2014
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Woodway Country Club
Darien, CT

A case study based on an actual court case decided this year. Two teams of in-house and outside counsel, representing the former and new employer respectively will highlight:

  • Effective strategies to protect employers’ interests when employees leave and go to a competitor
  • Steps to minimize the risks when hiring employees from a competitor

Among other issues to be addressed:

Protecting Trade Secrets

  • Non-disclosure, non-compete, non-solicitation agreements - best practices
  • Are my trade secrets better protected under Connecticut or New York law?
  • Safeguarding against digital transfer of information by employees

Measures to Consider after Employees Leave, Including:

  • Termination Meeting: (remind employees to leave behind all company property, including contact list)
  • Cease and Desist Letters
  • Retrieval of information
  • TROS/temporary injunctive relief

Hiring Competitors’ Employees

  • Inherent risks
  • Indemnification requests
  • Declaratory judgment actions, e.g., that non-compete is unenforceable

Recent Developments in Restrictive Covenant Laws

Glenn M. Cunningham and Shari M. Goodstein, Partners, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Gina Sarracino, Employment Counsel, Thomson Reuters
Catherine Rogers, Employment Counsel, General Electric Company

WESFACCA's Employment Law Advisory Group

Credits: 2.5 Prof. Practice, Transitional-Non-Transitional NY CLE
State: NY

Lee M. Cushman
Phone: 203-461-9004
Fax: 203-329-0825

Members: In-House/Paralegals/HR & Sponsors: $70 if paid prior to 6/19; $85 thereafter. No refunds after 6/20.

For more information and to register visit the WESFACCA website.

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