On Wednesday, May 20, 2009, Baker Hostetler's National Noncompete and Trade Secrets group presented the first in a series of web-based workshops on how to protect company assets and relationships when employees depart and when hiring new employees from competitors.

VIEW "PREPARING AND PREVAILING ON EMPLOYEE MOVEMENT ISSUES" WEBINAR RECORDING (If you experience technical difficulties/receive an error message when trying to view the recording, please click here for assistance)

During these turbulent economic times, the stakes are raised when key employees and executives switch firms—companies losing employees cannot afford to see critical business information and relationships walk out the door with key employees, hiring firms need to avoid legal difficulties when hiring from competitors, and executives making career moves must protect themselves in a turbulent market. This one-hour session, led by attorneys who practice from coast-to-coast, covered topics including:

  • What is protected and why
  • The restrictive covenant tool kit: how to use it and how to avoid the traps
  • What to do when you get the call: internal and market responses to employee movement crises
  • The race to and from the court house: the strategy and tactics of how to use noncompete and trade secrets litigations to your advantage