On Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Central, Laura Maechtlen and Michele Haydel Gehrke will present the webinar Bring Your Own Device Policies.  As employees have widely adopted personal mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, there has been a parallel trend of employers allowing (or requiring) their employees to use their own personal mobile devices at work.  This
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The rapid evolution of social media and the activities of employees have created legal challenges for employers. Social media has the potential to impact almost every aspect of an employment relationship. Cyberbullying, harassment, protected concerted activity, employment discrimination, confidential company information, and employee privacy rights are all issues that employers have been forced to struggle with when addressing the use/misuse
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Please join us on Monday, August 29, 2011, for the next in our Seyfarth Shaw series of trade secrets-related webinars.  This great event will focus on Trade Secrets, Cloud Computing and Social Media. 

Topics will include:

  • Technological overview of Cloud Computing and Social Media
  • "Both sides of the coin" look at cloud computing adoption as a business decision
  • Trade secrets and

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Trade Secrets 2011 Webinar Series – The Anatomy of a Trade Secret Audit: Is the Data That Drives Your Company Adequately Protected?

May 25, 2011

10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain 
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern


 With the economy recovering in some sectors,
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Seyfarth Shaw partner Robert Milligan will present at the LegalTech West Conference on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California at 1:00 p.m. His presentation is entitled "Trade Secret Investigations: The Legal and Technical Perspective" and will cover areas of computer forensics that corporations and law firms may have previously overlooked, including artifacts that

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Aimed at eliminating a potential issue regarding the effective date of the earlier statute and to fix certain drafting anomalies identified after previous passage, Georgia’s Restrictive Covenant Act  (version 2011), is now law, as the Governor signed the bill as passed by the House and Senate late this afternoon (May 11, 2011). 

The legislature made clear that the impetus
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP partner Robert Milligan will speak on trade secrets and cloud computing at the 2011 ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting set for May 12th-May 14th.

ITechLaw has been serving the technology law community worldwide since 1971 and is one of the most widely established and largest associations of its kind. It has a global membership

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The first webinar of the 2011 series will focus on trade secret considerations in the banking and finance industry, with a particular focus on a firm’s relationship with its FINRA members.  Topics will include:

  • 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

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On January 13, 2011, in Holmes v. Petrovich Development Company, LLC, a California Court of Appeal ruled that emails sent by an employee to her attorney from a company computer were not privileged. 

Read our Seyfarth Shaw Labor & Employment Department’s alert here.   This should be of particular interest in all employee-related cases, including trade secrets and non-compete

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As we have noted in an earlier blog posting, many have raised questions about the effective date of Georgia’s new Restrictive Covenant Act.  The questions derive from inconsistencies in the effective dates between the amendment that gave life to the statute and the statute itself.  To cure this potential issue, Rep. Wendell Willard, Vice Chairman of the

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