The law and policy governing noncompetes and trade secrets in the workplace is changing. With a new federal trade secrets statute, pending statutory changes in numerous states and high-level policy interest in the impact of noncompetes on the workforce and innovation, old assumptions are facing new challenges. As technology uproots old economic structures and the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, practitioners face new challenges in advising and litigating for clients in this evolving legal environment.
This course offers both a refresher in the basic principles of law governing trade secrets and restrictive covenants and a re-examination of those principles in light of evolving legal and workforce trends. For experienced practitioners and those first encountering the issues of how to protect intellectual and human resources in a mobile employment market, this course goes beyond the black letter law to look at the purpose and function that the law of trade secrets and noncompetes play in the regulation of workforce mobility.
John Siegal is an accomplished trial lawyer and courtroom advocate in federal and state courts in New York and across the nation. He advises and litigates primarily for financial services, media, and real estate industry clients in private business disputes and matters involving public agencies and controversies. John sees law as a strategic tool, always keeping clients’ business objectives at the forefront. Combined with powerful written and oral advocacy, John gets results for clients.
From 2009 through 2014, John served as the Litigation Group Coordinator of BakerHostetler's New York practice, managing a group that rapidly expanded to more than 100 litigating lawyers. At the same time, and throughout his career, John has been an active participant in New York’s civic and political life. He believes lawyers must fulfill community obligations and that his career-long engagement in public issues deepens his understanding of our economy and society and how to get things done for clients.
John’s advocacy success includes:
Media, First Amendment, and Constitutional Litigation
excellent overview of the topic
Good coverage of recent legislation
Very informative presentation and I highly recommend this course for anyone practicing in the non-compete area of the law.
Great content. Well presented.
Excellent overview and information.
Excellent introduction to the recent federal law in the area.
This presenter and program was excellent.
Thank you for the state by state prospective legislation.
Well presented, thoughtful and helpful
Excellent presentation: informative and well organized.
This is an area of the law I need to learn more about, so I appreciated this course.
The presenter spoke in a way that made the subject very interesting
Excellent and informative presentation
I know and respect this presenter as a very fine litigator.
Very informative across legal, policy and economic considerations. Excellent presenter.
Terrific presentation. One of the best I've heard.
good class--good information and presented well
This was an informative and well-done presentation. I have always been interested in non-compete contracts and it was great to see a real expert chart the current legal waters on the issue.
Very informative and timely since I am just coming out of a non-compete trade secrets case
nice summary of the different states on non-compete, etc.
It is amazing how the terminology for this topic has changed in the past 5/6 years.
Instructor very good! I don't practice in this area but found it very interesting.
very well presented; useful information
I thought that Mr. Siegal was knowledgable, and he comes across as an excellent presenter. I would recommend him in this area of the law.
Great presenter. Well done
I did not know about the recent federal law. That alone was worth the price of the course.
Very informative regarding the new law
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