2017 Year in Review: Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Developments

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. — 2:15 p.m. ET

Many businesses progressively fear that their trade secrets and valued business relationships are at risk of attack by competitors - and even by their own employees. Do you know what it takes to protect those critical assets in the ever-changing world of trade secret and non-compete law?

Join Practical Law and Epstein Becker Green attorneys Peter A. Steinmeyer, Robert D. Goldstein, and Brian E. Spang on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST for a free, 75-minute webinar providing insights into recent developments and expected trends in the evolving legal landscape of trade secrets and non-competition agreements. This webinar will focus on how to navigate this continually developing area and effectively protect client relationships and proprietary information.

Topics will include:

  • A review of recent developments and litigation trends under the Defend Trade Secrets (DTSA) since its enactment in 2016.
  • Newly passed state statutes addressing restrictive covenants, including who can enter into them, industry restrictions, and temporal restrictions.
  • Increased usage of "garden leave" clauses in lieu of non-competes.
  • Recent decisions regarding restrictive covenants, including whether a LinkedIn "invitation to link" is an improper solicitation.
  • Significant recent trade secret cases, including the level of detail required when pleading the existence of a trade secret.
  • Administrative agency developments regarding confidentiality clauses, including shifting agency trends under the Trump administration.
  • When are employers actually filing suit against former employees?

A short Q&A session will follow. Reserve your spot today!

CLE credit is available in multiple states.


Peter A. Steinmeyer, Member, Epstein Becker & Green P.C.

Robert D. Goldstein, Member, Epstein Becker & Green P.C.

Brian E. Spang, Member, Epstein Becker & Green P.C.

Barbara J. Harris, Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law Labor & Employment

CLE Credit Available:

  • Arizona, Credits: 1.25, Status: Available for Credit
  • California, Credits: 1.25, Status: Accredited
  • Continuing Education Units, Credits: 0.1, Status: Accredited
  • Colorado, Credits: 2.0, Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
  • Connecticut, Credits: 1.25, Status: Available for Credit
  • Continuing Professional Education, Credits: 1.5, Status: Accredited
  • Florida, Credits: 1.5, Status: Self-Apply
  • Georgia, Credits: 1.2, Status: Accredited
  • General, Credits: 1.2, Status: Accredited
  • Hawaii, Credits: 1.25, Status: Accredited
  • Illinois, Credits: 1.25, Status: Accredited
  • Indiana, Credits: 1.2, Status: Accredited
  • Louisiana, Credits: 1.25, Status: Applied for Upon Completion
  • Minnesota, Credits: 1.25, Status: Applied for Upon Completion
  • Missouri, Credits: 1.5, Status: Accredited
  • Mississippi, Credits. 1.2, Status, Accredited
  • North Carolina, Credits: 1.25, Status: Accredited
  • New Hampshire, Credits: 1.2, Status: Available for Credit
  • New Jersey, Credits: 1.5, Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
  • New York, Credits: 1.5, Status: Accredited
  • Oregon, Credits: 1.25, Status: Applied for Upon Completion
  • Pennsylvania, Credits: 1.0, Status: Accredited
  • Texas, Credits: 1.25, Status: Applied For Upon Completion
  • Tennessee, Credits: 1.25, Status: Applied for Upon Completion
  • Virginia, Credits: 1.5, Status: Applied For Upon Completion
  • Vermont, Credits: 1.25, Status: Accredited
  • Washington, Credits: 1.25, Status: Applied

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