Running a successful business is hard, competition is rising, and data is king. In order to stand ahead of rivals, companies must do more than offer excellent workmanship, product and service. It is knowing what customers want before they even ask and hoarding customer loyalty that does the trick! An organization cannot create preeminent experiences that bring them returning clientele without their own secret sauce. So, exactly what can these companies protect as trade secrets and how far can they go to prevent, hinder or reverse trade secret damage and/or loss?
In this course, viewers learn how to protect proprietary information from current or incoming employees, what to do when client-facing employees leave, and how to obtain a TRO, if necessary. Join Rania V. Sedhom, Founding Member, Sedhom Law Group, PLLC, a Bespoke Law Firm and Christopher D’Angelo, partner at Michelman & Robinson, LLP, as they discuss trade secret protections for companies.
Rania V. Sedhom, Managing Partner of the firm, is an attorney who provides practical and efficient solutions to complex problems. Rania has extraordinary interpersonal skills that allow her to forge win-win relationships across diverse organizations and cross-functional stakeholders. She is also a skilled legal and business commentator with appearances on national print and TV media, including L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, Forbes, Inc., Business Week, and CNN Money.
Rania is admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and New Jersey, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit. Rania attended Syracuse University College of Law, where she was Editor of The Labor Lawyer and The Digest and served as Vice-Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Prior to law school, Rania attended Columbia University where she majored in political science.
Chris D’Angelo is a Partner at Michelman & Robinson, LLP and has been practicing labor and employment law his entire career. He began his career at Finley Kumble in New York City, spent eight years at Townley & Updike, and was a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP from January 1999 until he joined Vandenberg & Feliu in September 2004. He has been with Michelman since May 2016.
Mr. D’Angelo represents management clients in all aspects of employment law (discrimination, wage and hour, leave laws, RIF’s and plant closings, restrictive covenants, and employment agreements and non-compete agreements), as well as labor-management relations. Mr. D’Angelo also represents executives, negotiating employment agreements, executive compensation agreements, and severance agreements, and advises clients with respect to their rights and obligations regarding restrictive covenants.
Mr. D’Angelo has published articles and chapters in periodicals and employment law treatises, including the Bloomberg BNA publication Covenants Not To Compete: A Fifty State Survey (2015 through 2017), as well as client bulletins regarding newsworthy developments. He has lectured extensively on employment law issues for clients, PLI and numerous professional and Bar associations, and has been trained as a mediator, serving on the pro bono mediation panel for the Southern District of New York since 1999; the AAA Commercial Mediation Panel since 2014; and the Westchester County Supreme Court Mediation Panel since 2013. Mr. D’Angelo also served as a Storm Sandy Mediator for the AAA in 2013.
Mr. D’Angelo is active in community and professional affairs, serving as a Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Providence Rest Nursing Home in Bronx, New York, as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Business at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, as a member of the Board of Governors of Pelham Country Club in Pelham, New York from 2010 to 2017, and as a member of the Mediation Advisory Committee for the Southern District Mediation Program. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the EEO Committee of the NYSBA’s Labor and Employment Law section. He has been named a NY SuperLawyer since 2008, and a Best Lawyer for 2016 and 2017.
Mr. D’Angelo is a 1981 graduate of Villanova University, magna cum laude, and Fordham University School of Law, 1984.
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