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Webinar: Coronavirus & Remote Work Force: Best Practices for Protecting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

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This webinar is offered at a discounted price of $15. 

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.

Presented by the Trade Secrets Interest Group.

Many companies have enacted new remote working policies, plans, and procedures, often without much thought given to the protection of trade secrets and proprietary information. Indeed, in their haste to provide work-from-home resources and accessibility, some companies are apparently loosening their security standards to allow faster and more convenient access for employees. Apart from any internal threat, there are bad actors taking advantage of the current situation. Relaxed security make systems and information far more susceptible to hacking and other data breaches. Thoughtful companies will want remote policies that remind employees of their obligations to keep company information secret, maintaining rigorous authentication processes in place to prohibit unauthorized access to company data, prohibiting and restricting the use of unauthorized third party cloud storage sites, and utilizing appropriate software to protect company data. Join our experienced panel for a through discussion of best practices.


Robert Milligian’s practice encompasses a wide variety of commercial litigation and employment matters, including general business and contract disputes, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and other intellectual property theft, invasion of privacy, consumer and employee class actions, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims. His practice focuses on trade secret, non-compete, and data protection litigation and transactional work on a state, national, and international platform.

James Pooley is one of the world’s foremost experts in trade secret law and management. His legal treatise, “Trade Secrets,” updated semi-annually, is the leading lawyer’s desk reference on the subject. His latest business book is “Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage” (Verus Press, 2015).

Mr. Pooley’s career as a sought-after advisor, IP litigator, and information security expert spans over four decades. His many leadership roles include his tenure as president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and current term as chairman of the Selection Board of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

On the international stage, Mr. Pooley served as Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva from December 2009 to November 2014, where he was responsible for the international patent system. In 2016, Mr. Pooley was named to the IP Hall of Fame.

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