On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission issued its final rule banning the use of most employee noncompetes throughout the United States.  It is estimated that this new rule will impact at least 30 million employment contracts, including confidentiality agreements and other forms of employee restrictive covenants.  Several lawsuits have already been filed to

As readers of this blog already know, the Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule banning the use of most employee noncompetes throughout the United States.  It’s estimated that this new rule will impact at least 30 million employment contracts, including even confidentiality agreements and other forms of employee restrictive covenants.  Several lawsuits, including

On Thursday, March 21, 2024, I will be speaking at the Defense Research Institute’s 2024 Business and Intellectual Property Litigation Super Conference on a panel, “Tips from the Trenches: Litigating and Trying Trade Secret Cases as a Plaintiff and Defendant, What Every Business Needs to Know,” with Ben Fink of Berman, Fink, Van Horn P.C.


On Thursday, March 14, 2024 and Friday, March 15, 2024, I will be speaking at the AIPLA 2024 Trade Secret Summit on three panels. The Trade Secret Summit has become one of the premiere trade secret law events, with thought leaders and trade secret experts meeting to debate and discuss key developments in trade secret

On Wednesday, March 6, 2024, I will be speaking at the State Bar of Georgia ICLE – Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets CLE on a panel entitled “The Assault on Noncompetes: Update on FTC, NLRB and State Efforts to Ban or Curtail the Use of Noncompetes.” I am going to be presenting with Rachel P.

On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, I will be giving a one-hour Webinar/CLE for the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) entitled “Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenant Law Year in Review.”

As readers of this blog know, the number of trade secret and restrictive cases continues to grow each year. As a result, trade secret disputes and

I have been invited by the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section to speak on Thursday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C. with Nicole Galli of ND Galli Law LLC, Procopio’s Mindy Morton and DecisionQuest’s Michael Biek, Ph.D. on the topic “Tips from the Trenches: Hot Issues and Best Practices in

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 1 p.m. ET, I will be speaking with Nicole Galli of ND Galli Law LLC, Benesch’s Scott Humphrey, and DecisionQuest’s Michael Biek, Ph.D. for the Ohio State Bar Association’s CLE Live Interactive Webinar, “The Changing Shape of Trade Secret Trials: The Increasing Shift to Juries.”

Last year

On Saturday, February 18, 2023, I will be speaking at the American Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar in Orlando on “Tips from the Trenches: Hot Issues and Best Practices in Trying a Trade Secrets Claim under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA)” with Nicole Galli of ND Galli Law LLC, Benesch’s

On Wednesday, December 21, I will be giving a one-hour Webinar/CLE for the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) entitled “Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenant Law Year in Review.” 

As readers of this blog know, the number of trade secret and restrictive cases continues to grow each year. At the same time, federal and state legislators,