Speaking Engagement

Seyfarth Attorneys to Present Paper on Trade Secrets and Lawyer Mobility at AIPLA Conference


Santa Clara, CA

2200 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA

On December 4, 2014, Seyfarth lawyers will discuss these timely issues at the American Intellectual Property Law (“AIPLA”) 2014 Trade Secret Law Summit in Santa Clara, California.  At  the summit, Erik Weibust (Boston) and Dan Hart (Atlanta) will present “Lawyer Mobility and Trade Secrets Protection:  Restrictive Covenant, Confidentiality, and Non-Disclosure Considerations in the Legal Profession,” a paper they co-authored with Seyfarth associates Robyn Marsh (Chicago) and Andrew Masak (Atlanta).  Among other topics, the presentation will discuss:

  • ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.6 and 5.6 and their impact on lawyer mobility,
  • Recent cases and ethical decisions (including ethics opinions from the State Bars of New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Washington, and other jurisdictions) on lawyer restrictive covenants,
  • Application of ethical rules on lawyer non-competes in the in-house context, and
  • Practical considerations for protecting trade secrets and enforcing restrictive covenants in the legal profession.

Registration and additional information about the event can be found here.