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Safeguarding Company Trade Secrets in a “Work from Home” Environment

USA - April 15 2020 In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, many state and local governments have issued shelter-in-place orders. As a result, millions of...

Kevin J. Murphy, Amit B. Patel, Andrew W. Vail.

FTC May Wade into Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements

USA - January 16 2020 The FTC now seems poised to join the governmental activism into non-competes that has been trending over the past few years, as we have analyzed in...

Amit B. Patel, Aaron J. Hersh, Andrew W. Vail.

Employers Take Note: State AGs Urge FTC to Step Up Scrutiny of Employee Restrictions

USA - August 1 2019 Eighteen state attorneys general are increasing their activism, looking for additional tools to challenge employers' restrictions on employees. In...

Amit B. Patel, Aaron J. Hersh, Andrew W. Vail.

3 Years of the Defend Trade Secrets Act: The Open Questions

USA - June 7 2019 When the Defend Trade Secrets Act was enacted in May 2016, manycommentators believed that it would result in a unified...

Aaron J. Hersh.

Client Alert: Government and Private Challenges to Worker Restrictions Continue

USA - June 6 2019 A recently announced eight-figure settlement in a "no-poaching" class action serves as a reminder of just how costly attempting to enforce excessive...

Amit B. Patel, Andrew W. Vail.