On September 7, at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern, Robert Milligan will present “Understanding and Exploring the DTSA” CLE webinar.

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 establishes federal jurisdiction over trade secret theft and creates a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. It affords damages and injunctive relief and further allows an aggrieved party to obtain an ex parte seizure of property necessary to prevent the propagation or dissemination of a trade secret. However, the law also provides immunity for certain disclosures, such as in a court filing under seal or to a government official for the purpose of reporting a suspected violation of law. Notice of the immunity provisions must be included in any contract or agreement with an employee that governs the use of a trade secret or other confidential information.

Drafting notification clauses to be included in employment contracts and independent-contractor agreements, and reviewing other measures by which employers, can ward off challenges to the documents’ sufficiency.

In this LIVE webcast a team of thought leaders, professionals and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand and explore the Immunity Provisions of the DTSA. Speakers will also provide their expert thoughts and opinions concerning this significant topic.

Key Topics

  • DTSA Overview
  • Federal/state jurisdiction
  • Damages and attorneys’ fees
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Ex parte seizure
  • Immunity Provisions
  • Notification Procedures
  • Employee Contracts
  • Contractor Agreements