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Contractual clause requiring return of confidential information at termination helps former employer obtain injunction on misappropriation claim
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 3 2013

Trade secret misappropriation cases turn on details. Accordingly, it is always interesting to see the particular details which tilt a court's decision one


The new SEC whistleblower program: what the SEC has learned (at least for now) from the False Claims Act about avoiding whistleblower abuses
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2010

The sweeping overhaul of the financial system in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank" or "Act") included a provision to encourage more "whistleblowers" to disclose alleged wrongdoing by publicly traded companies, financial services institutions, and other covered entities by rewarding those who come forward with substantial monetary awards


Your licensee knows your confidential, proprietary technology and just acquired your main competitor: can you sue for threatened trade secret misappropriation?
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

A federal court in Washington State issued a ruling last week in Edifecs, Inc. v. Tibco Software, Inc., further limiting grounds for seeking trade secret relief arising out of the acquisition by a licensee of the licensor’s primary competitor


FTC's interim report to Congress on national study of credit report accuracy warrants pause before doing credit history checks on employment candidates
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2011

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the EEOC's decision to sue Kaplan Higher Education Corporation on the grounds that its policy of using credit histories as part of its applicant screening process had a discriminatory impact on minorities


SEC proposes listing standards for compensation committees
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2011

On March 30, 2011, the SEC proposed rules to implement Section 952 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"


SEC proposed rules: compensation committee independence and the role and disclosure of compensation consultants and other advisers
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2011

On March 30, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") proposed rules (the "Proposed Rules") to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act") pertaining to compensation committee independence and the role and disclosure of compensation consultants and other advisers to the compensation committee


Worker misclassification getting more attention
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2011

There are tax and financial advantages for businesses that hire independent contractors as opposed to employees


Signed noncompete agreements may not be enough to keep litigation at bay
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2014

While agreements with noncompete and nonsolicitation clauses can help a company reduce the likelihood of litigation, they may not be able to prevent


Want to be an effective leader? Become an executive coachinterview with company president Ravila Gupta
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • December 26 2013

Ravila Gupta is the president and legal counsel of Umicore USA, a global materials technology group headquartered in Brussels, which has 16 sites


Executive compensation and corporate and securities alert: SEC proposes rule to disclose CEO-to-worker pay ratio (“pay-ratio rule”)
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2013

On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") narrowly voted in favor of proposing a rule that would require public companies