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Past Event
5 April 2017


  • Maritoni D. Kane
    T +1 312 701 7125
  • Lori A. Zahalka
    T +1 312 701 7921

From Courtship to Breakup: Reducing Trade Secret and Other Legal Risks When Hiring Employees and Terminating the Employment Relationship

In the excitement of hiring the perfect candidate, you might disregard key protections that should be considered at the onset of the relationship. Proactively identifying and addressing the problems between you and the new employee’s “ex”—their former employer—is vital to starting the relationship off on the right foot. And employment relationships do end, so taking steps to protect yourself both before and at the time of the split is important to safeguarding your business’ confidential and proprietary information interests.

Please join lawyers from Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice as they discuss how to identify—and solve—problems related to the protection of trade secrets and other proprietary information when employees with restrictive covenants are hired and when employees depart.

Topics will include:

  • Information employers should seek from a new employee, and questions you should ask (and not ask) candidates before hiring them.
  • Reducing the risk of a lawsuit by a new employee’s former employer.
  • How the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) provides a powerful tool for protecting and enforcing your company’s trade secrets.
  • Strategic approaches to guard against misappropriation of trade secrets and other confidential information at the end of the employment relationship.

CLE is not available when viewing a recording of this program. In order to receive credit you must have attended the live webinar program.


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