Date & Time
Thursday, March 19, 2020
8:00 am-10:45 am
   |   Live Event
Continuing Education:
CLE, SPHR/PHR and SHRM certifications are pending approval.

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**In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we are cancelling this event. While we are disappointed, the health and safety of our guests and colleagues are of paramount importance. We will look to reschedule the event for a later date.**

Companies often have to confront the situation where a high-level executive or an employee who has been working on or has access to crucial company trade secrets decides to leave and go work for a competitor. The steps a company may take upon the suspicion that its trade secrets or other confidential information could be subject to misappropriation may have far-reaching implications not only for the purpose of ensuring that its trade secrets remain secret, but also in terms of how to evaluate whether the company should take actions against the departing employee and his/her/their new employer, and ultimately, what effect these actions may have if litigation ensues.

In this interactive workshop, the speakers will explore the following:

  • What to do upon notice that your trade secrets may be subject to misappropriation, from how best to position the company to evaluate the risk forensically and what questions are best to ask the departing executive while she or he is still employed by the company
  • Address strategies for outward-facing communications, including cease and desist letters, as well as more formal proceedings in state and federal court, such as TROs and preliminary injunctions
  • How to prepare for these situations from more of a technical perspective (i.e., records management and systems architecture/logging), and what companies may or may not be able to answer from the forensic process

We will also hear from the U.S. Attorney's Office in terms of developments in cases of trade secret misappropriation and related matters from the perspective of U.S. criminal laws.

Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Program: 8:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Cost: $35


Mark A. Romeo


Additional Speakers

Ryan White
Chief, Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Sections, U.S.
Shane Shook
Ph.D., Independent and Affiliate Consulting and Testifying Expert