Speaking Engagement

Trade Secrets & Restrictive Covenants in the Current Economic Climate


New York, NY

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 218-5500


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

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

In today's economic climate, a company's intellectual property and talented personnel are worth more than ever before, yet restrictive covenants in an employment contract are increasingly difficult to enforce. Record high unemployment in particular is making the courts reluctant to enforce noncompetition restrictions. To paraphrase a comment made by a judge regarding an application for a temporary restraining order: "Unemployment in my area is 10% - are you asking me to make it 11%?"

How do you protect your company's valuable business information in such a climate? Please join us on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 as we examine, among other topics:

  • heightened standards for enforcing your trade secret protections and restrictive covenants
  • how recent rulings are changing the landscape
  • best practices and strategies for using restrictive covenants and protecting your trade secrets. 


For questions, please contact Courtney Eddings at ceddings@seyfarth.com.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of New York Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of credit in Professional Practice, and is appropriate for both transitional and nontransitional attorneys. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this briefing, the registrant must be present for the entire session

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