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How Do I Get a TRO Against a Former Employee If Arbitration in FINRA Is Mandatory?

Posted in Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Practice & Procedure, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets

By Nicholas De Baun

Occasionally, you may need emergency relief against a former employee who has absconded with a client list, your confidential information, and the clients themselves. If you are very unlucky, you may need to get a TRO against his new employer as well. If you, the former employee, and the new employer are all required to arbitrate … Continue Reading

Protecting Confidential Information and Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry Webinar

Posted in Practice & Procedure, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets

Please join us for a complimentary webinar entitled Protecting Confidential Information and Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry on May 23rd at 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. c.s.t.

The fourth webinar of the 2012 series will focus on trade secret and client relationship considerations in the banking and finance industry, with a particular focus on a firm’s relationship with … Continue Reading

Upcoming Webinar: Protecting Confidential Information and Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry

Posted in Practice & Procedure, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets

In Seyfarth’s fifth installment in its series of 2013 Trade Secret Webinars, on Thursday May 23, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Central Time, Seyfarth attorneys Scott Humphrey, Daniel Lanciloti, and Jason Stiehl will focus on trade secret and client relationship considerations in the banking and finance industry, with a particular focus on a firm’s relationship with its FINRA members. Topics will … Continue Reading

Upcoming Client Webinar on May 22nd: Protecting Your Trade Secrets in the Financial Services Industry

Posted in Practice & Procedure, Trade Secrets

The fourth webinar of the 2012 series will focus on trade secret considerations in the banking and finance industry, including prosecuting claims against former employees who are FINRA members. Topics will include:… Continue Reading

What practical steps can financial services institutions implement to protect trade secrets and client relationships
What should you do if your trade secrets are improperly removed or disclosed,

FINRA Arbitration Clause Did Not Apply to Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims

Posted in Trade Secrets

By Rina Wang, summer associate, and Timothy B. Nelson

The California Court of Appeal recently addressed the issue of the interpretation of arbitration clauses in the context of claims for misappropriation of trade secrets in the case of Valentine Capital Asset Management, Inc. v. Agahi, 174 Cal.App.4th 606 (1st Dist. 2009).

In Valentine, respondent John Valentine was the founder and president … Continue Reading