United States: Laurent Drogin And David Kleinmann To Present NYC Association Of Corporate Counsel Program On Proactive Planning And Reactive Responses When Key Employees Join The Competition
Last Updated: May 18 2017

On June 15, Labor & Employment co-chair Laurent Drogin and partner David Kleinmann will present a program titled, "Proactive Planning and Reactive Responses When Key Employees Join the Competition" for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)'s New York City Chapter full-day CLE for in-house counsel. Laurent and David's session will educate New York employers on how they can protect themselves in this era of employee and information mobility by providing proactive strategies and reactive responses to some of the most important issues facing companies today. Read more.

Topics to be covered will include:

Ounces of Prevention

  • Using notice provisions; garden leave; and paid vs. unpaid non-competes;
  • What is confidential information (really)?
  • What is a trade secret (really)?
  • Persuading a court to enforce your rights;
  • The Defend Trade Secrets Act and common law prohibition on the taking and use of confidential information; and
  • An employee's "duty of loyalty" and recourse against the "faithless servant."

Pounds of Cure

  • Communicating with remaining employees about departures;
  • Controlling client/customer damage;
  • Agreements between competitors not to hire each other's employees;
  • Hiring new employees with covenants; and
  • Responding to "cease and desist letters."

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