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Seminar Details

February 8, 2007

MB&J Breakfast Seminar Series: Understanding Noncompete Agreements - Employer Strategies for Effective Use of Restrictive Covenants

Location: Offices of Morgan, Brown & Joy -- 200 State Street, 11th floor, Boston

Time: 8:00am - 10:15am

Please note - this seminar is limited to 25 participants.  There is no fee for this seminar.

Your VP of Business Development quit unexpectedly last week and you just learned that she joined your main competitor.  You are excited about hiring a top-producing salesman, but you learn that he is subject to a noncompete agreement with his former employer.  You just received a letter from your competitor threatening suit unless you discharge a software engineer that you recently hired.  What should you do next?

In today's highly mobile economy, protecting your customer relationships, proprietary information and trade secrets from misappropriation by former employees is a critical aspect of business operations.  Agreements that restrict post-employment conduct are a vital tool for protecting your company, but only if they are handled properly.  Are your organization’s noncompete agreements likely to be enforced?  Has your organization taken the necessary steps to maximize the protection that it can expect from its restrictive covenant program?  Have you reviewed your noncompete agreements to ensure that they reflect recent, significant changes in the law?

Hosted by Mark Whitney, an expert in the field of noncompetition law, this seminar will examine employer strategies for implementing an effective restrictive covenant program.  

AGENDA

8:00am - 8:15am -- Registration and continental breakfast

8:15am - 10:15am -- Highlights of topics to be addressed:
- Fundamentals of an effective restrictive covenant program
- Key legal principles
- What can you protect with restrictive covenants?
- Recent developments in the law and how they impact your organization
- Drafting tips
- Strategies for achieving a favorable business result when faced with restrictive covenants

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