General Counsel Conference 2019 - A Corporate Counsel Event
Windels Marx is proud to return as a Gold Sponsor of the 2019 General Counsel Conference, hosted by Corporate Counsel. Join us on Wednesday, Sept 25th at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York, NY.
Partner Scott Matthews will lead an esteemed panel focused on "Protecting Proprietary Information in the Age of Employee Mobility." In the hiring & onboarding process, employers usually greet their new employees with agreements that are designed to protect the company's valuable trade secrets and proprietary information both during and after the employee's employment. Companies expend significant resources and effort to protect their assets from their competition by, among other things, requiring new hires to sign non-competes and non-solicit agreements that can be enforced in the event of a breach. Unfortunately, the laws governing these restrictions vary from state to state (and country to country), making uniformity impossible. In addition, there has been a clear trend towards limiting the enforcement of post-termination restrictive covenants in certain states -- such that many organizations are in need of revising their contracts to meet the changes in the law. In this session, we will provide an overview of the state & international laws concerning protection against disclosure of confidential information, solicitation of company clients and employees, competition, and more. Panelists will discuss applicable laws concerning employee movement and share best practices to enforce restrictive covenants, including seeking injunctive relief and/or monetary damages from both the former employee and the new employer, depending upon the circumstances of the departure, as well as best practice tips to strengthen an organization's ability to protect these valuable assets.
The General Counsel Conference is the premier forum for senior legal practitioners to learn, network and evolve in their roles. The 2019 program will address trends in employment, regulatory, data protection, technology management, law department operations, and executive leadership.