Seyfarth Shaw attorney James McNairy will lead a webinar entitled “Trading Secrets: How to Adequately Protect Trade Secrets and Balance Employee Rights in California” on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

The webinar is part of the Cyber Institute Program hosted by the California State Bar Intellectual Property Section.  Mr. McNairy will lead a discussion of defining and understanding trade secrets in California, California’s general antipathy for non-compete agreements in the employment context, and remedies for trade secret misappropriation.

This webinar will focus on how the interplay between California trade secret law and Business and Professions Code Section 16600 makes California unique in terms of how companies use restrictive covenants to protect their trade secrets. The panel will also discuss appropriate policies and practices to effectively protect trade secrets, including hiring and termination protocols, a discussion regarding the use of restrictive covenants, and effective computer and physical security practices in light of recent technological advances.

California law is constantly evolving in this important area and this webinar will provide the latest developments. Considering joining Mr. McNairy in this informative webinar. 1 hour participatory MCLE credit will be given. If you are interested in attending, please sign up here.