Protocol for Broker Recruiting

As we have discussed on this Blog over the past several years, the Protocol for Broker Recruiting (“Protocol”) allows for reciprocal poaching of brokers. More specifically, if a broker leaves one Protocol firm for another Protocol firm, the broker can (a) take certain account information (client names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and account title information) to his/her new firm and (b) solicit the clients he/she serviced at his/her former firm. Naturally then, the Protocol’s requirements conflict with confidentiality and restrictive covenant provisions that are commonly found in broker employment agreements and firm policies.
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In Seyfarth’s second installment in its 2018 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, Seyfarth attorneys Scott Humphrey, Erik Weibust, and Marcus Mintz focused on trade secret and client relationship considerations in the banking and financial services industry, with a particular focus on a firm’s relationship with its FINRA members. In addition, the panel covered what to do

In Seyfarth’s fifth installment in its series of 2013 Trade Secret Webinars, on Thursday May 23, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Central Time, Seyfarth attorneys Scott Humphrey, Daniel Lanciloti, and Jason Stiehl will focus on trade secret and client relationship considerations in the banking and finance industry, with a particular focus on a firm’s relationship