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Vedder Thinking | Events Restrictive Covenant and Trade Secret Litigation Update 2016

Viewpoints on Current Enforcement and Defense Strategies from the Bench, Bar and Experts


Reader View


June 14, 2016

8:30 AM - 11:45 AM Dateline Standard Time


Vedder Price
222 North LaSalle Street 
15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

8:30–9:00 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
9:00–11:45 a.m. - Program

Please join us on June 14 for a half-day, complimentary seminar designed for in-house counsel, human resources and other professionals, led by the attorneys of Vedder Price, featuring a joint session with Justice Stuart Palmer (Ret.) and Justice James Epstein (Ret.), as well as e-discovery forensics professionals from Stout Risius Ross, Inc.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Recent Restrictive Covenant Enforcement Trends and Developments in Illinois and Beyond
  • The Defend Trade Secrets Act: A New Tool or a New Threat?
  • Effectively Managing Competitive Hiring and Key Employee Departures
  • Digital Forensics: Current Tools and Strategies to Find Useful Evidence
  • Perspectives from the Bench: Two Judges Share Their Insights
    • How and when to most effectively present a request for injunctive relief
    • Pitfalls to avoid when seeking or opposing injunctive relief
    • How “equitable” factors influence a judge’s decision
    • The "inevitable disclosure" doctrine and its challenges
    • Effective use of mediation or arbitration in restrictive covenant and trade secrets disputes


Anthony J. Ashley


Thomas R. Dee


James V. Garvey


Jeanah Park