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.
Mr. D’Angelo manages the Labor, Employment, Benefits and Workers Compensation Group as Associate General Counsel at Con Edison in New York City. He has spent the bulk of his career as a management-side labor and employment lawyer since 1985, with large firm and small firm experience. His work experience includes a heavy focus on compliance, advising clients in all facets of this practice area (i.e. federal, state and local discrimination laws, FLSA, FMLA, NLRA, WARN, EPPA, employment contracts, executive compensation, restrictive covenants, severance agreements, reductions in force, whistleblower laws, collective bargaining negotiations), in a variety of factual situations from pre-employment through discipline and/or discharge. Twenty years ago, Mr. D’Angelo collaborated with a partner on the creation of a workplace EEO and harassment training presentation which is regularly updated; the presentation has been given, either alone or with a co-presenter, to numerous clients on a regular basis over the last twenty years.
Mr. D’Angelo is also a seasoned litigator, having represented clients in state and federal court, and before state and federal administrative agencies, in hundreds of discrimination cases. He has been first or second chair at approximately 25 bench trials or administrative hearings and one jury trial, and first chair at over 100 labor arbitrations. Having an active litigation practice has helped immeasurably in developing the necessary insight and analytical skill to successfully advise clients on compliance issues.
Mr. D’Angelo is active on the Volunteer Mediation Panel for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York, and speaks and writes regularly on employment law issues. He is active in leadership roles in professional associations and not-for-profit organizations, having recently been inducted as a fellow in to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and selected as Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, with a term to begin in June 2020.