Wednesday, December 8, 2021
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific


In this fifth installment of our 2021 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, our experienced team will cover trade secret/confidentiality, non-compete and restrictive covenant issues that typically arise in M&A transactions. From preparing for an M&A transaction to closing the deal, there are key issues that both buyers and sellers should address when dealing with trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and intellectual and workforce capital. Our panel, which includes a trade secrets and restrictive covenant litigator and a mergers and acquisitions transactional attorney, will walk through the keys issues in the typical M&A lifecycle and provide practical tips to help businesses effectively maximize value and protect their assets.

The panel will discuss:

  • Bringing the management team and your advisors into the M&A process and understanding the key issues regarding the target’s intellectual and workforce capital
  • Conducting and effectively managing due diligence and information sharing while advancing the deal
  • Ensuring confidentiality and trade secret protection throughout the deal
  • Tailoring restrictive covenants (including with key employees and contractors) and other significant covenants to maximize value

Robert Milligan, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Suzanne Saxman, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Vest at and reference this event.

This webinar is accredited for CLE in CA, IL, NJ, and NY. Credit will be applied for as requested for TX, GA, WA, NC, FL and VA. The following jurisdictions accept reciprocal credit with these accredited states, and individuals can use the certificate they receive to gain CLE credit therein: AZ, CT, ME, NH. The following jurisdictions do not require CLE, but attendees will receive general certificates of attendance: DC, MA, MD, MI, SD. For all other jurisdictions, a general certificate of attendance and the necessary materials will be issued that can be used in other jurisdictions for self-application. If you have questions about jurisdictions, please email