Tuesday, January 30, 2024
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


About the Program

Join Seyfarth’s partners, Michael Wexler, Robert Milligan, and Kate Perrelli for an insightful analysis of the key legal developments in 2023. Gain valuable perspectives that will equip you to navigate the challenges and capitalize on opportunities in this significant area.

In the inaugural session of the 2024 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, our panelists will meticulously examine pivotal legislation, landmark cases, and legal advancements spanning trade secrets and data theft, non-competes and restrictive covenants, and computer fraud on a national scale. Tailored specifically for general counsel, labor and employment counsel, IP counsel, and HR professionals, this webinar offers essential insights into trade secrets, non-competes and restrictive covenants, and computer fraud.

This program will delve into the following key topics:

  • New Legislation Impact and Key Judicial Decisions: Gain practical insights into the impact of new legislation influencing the enforcement of non-competes and restrictive covenants in several jurisdictions, including material changes in California, Minnesota, and potentially New York, and significant judicial decisions impacting enforcement, including in Georgia and Delaware. 
  • Federal Landscape: Stay abreast of legislative and regulatory activity and updates, including the FTC’s proposed rule addressing non-competes with workers, which may significantly impact the enforcement of non-competes nationwide in 2024, and continued NLRB pronouncements. 
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation: Explore significant recent decisions, covering critical aspects such as damages, fees, misappropriation, and pleading standards, including state and Defend Trade Secrets Act decisions. 
  • Computer Fraud Landscape: Understand the current state of computer fraud claims post-recent Supreme Court rulings including significant state computer fraud decisions.

Practical Solutions:

  • Agreements and Policies: Implement best practices for updating and fortifying agreements and policies to protect company assets and trade secrets.
  • Multistate and Remote Work Challenges: Address the unique challenges faced by multistate employers and those managing remote or hybrid workforces.

Exclusive Resource:

  • 50-State Non-Compete/ Trade Secret Desktop Reference: Access our comprehensive overview for an in-depth understanding of non-compete secret laws across the United States. To access, click here.


Michael Wexler, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Robert Milligan, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Kate Perrelli, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

If you have any questions, please contact Sadie Jay at sjay@seyfarth.com and reference this event.

This program is accredited for CLE in CA, IL, and NY. Credit will be applied as requested but cannot be guaranteed for TX, NJ, GA, NC and WA. The following jurisdictions may accept reciprocal credit with our accredited states, and individuals can use the certificate they receive to gain CLE credit therein: AZ, AR, CT, HI and ME. 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 for self-application. Please note that attendance must be submitted within 10 business days of the program taking place. CLE decisions are made by each local board and can take up to 12 weeks to process. If you have questions about jurisdictions, please email CLE@seyfarth.com.

Please note that programming under 50 minutes of CLE content is not eligible for credit in NJ, and programming under 60 minutes of CLE content is not eligible for credit in GA. Programs that are not open to the public are not eligible for credit in NC.