What To Do When Trade SecretsAre No Longer Secret

Saturday, October 1, 2005 - 01:00

The firm of Dechert LLP early next month will present a CLE seminar titled Non-Competes and Trade Secrets: Checklists and Other Practical Tips under the sponsorship of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel America.

The program is scheduled Wednesday, November 2 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Plaza, New York City.

The seminar will examine questions such as: What should you do when your client's trade secrets appear to have been compromised or its non-compete appears to have been violated? Is litigation the best course? What factors should you evaluate in assessing the desirability of pursuing or defending litigation in a particular situation?

Dechert LLP partner Diane Siegel Danoff will present a checklist of considerations for deciding whether to litigate a trade secret or non-compete case. Also, together with Elizabeth Kim, senior counsel at GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation, Ms. Danoff will offer a checklist of action items for ensuring that employers' trade secrets are protected in the first place.

Ms. Danoff and Ms. Kim also will discuss key non-compete and/or confidentiality provisions to consider inserting into vendor agreements, contractor or consulting agreements, and employee non-competes.

There is no registration fee for the seminar. For details on available CLE credits, see the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

For reservations, call Carolyn Valentine at (215) 994-2493 or email carolyn.valentine@dechert.com.