Preventing & Remediating Trade Secret Misappropriation by Disloyal Employees


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

Even if “secret,” information will not qualify as a “trade secret” unless adequate measures were taken to protect that secrecy. Learn what steps companies should take to protect their trade secrets, as well as the steps they can and should take if they suspect misappropriation.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Definition of a “trade secret” and how to establish and maintain trade secret status
•   Investigating suspected trade secret misappropriation
•   Potential legal actions to remedy trade secret misappropriation

Date / Time: June 10, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
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•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: June 10, 2019

Peter A. Steinmeyer, Esq. co-leads Epstein Becker & Green’s Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility strategic initiative. He is also the Managing Shareholder of the Firm’s Chicago office and a co-editor of the Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility blog. He regularly writes and speaks about issues involving employee mobility and trade secrets.

Mr. Steinmeyer advises clients on the enforcement and drafting of non-compete, non-solicitation, and employment agreements, and on the movement of employees between competitors. He also litigates trade secret, non-compete, non-solicitation, raiding, and other restrictive covenant matters in numerous industries, including health care, financial services, insurance, energy, education, real estate, and retail.

Mr. Steinmeyer represents clients in employment-related litigation on a broad array of issues pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, and related statutes and regulations. He counsels clients on workplace discipline and discharge, policies and procedures, and accommodation issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He also conducts investigations of alleged workplace misconduct, including alleged harassment and retaliation, and he negotiates separation agreements for executives.

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Section I. Definition of a “trade secret”

Section II. Reasonable protective measures

Section III. Investigating suspected misappropriation

Section IV. Sending a “cease and desist” letter

Section V. Contacting law enforcement

Section VI. Filing a legal action — strategic considerations

Section VII. Potential statutory and common law causes of action related to misappropriation

Section VIII. Injunctive relief