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Webinar: Navigating the FTC’s Rule Banning Non-Competes and How Companies Can Still Protect Valuable Trade Secrets

July 10 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Participatory MCLE Credits

Leading trade secret practitioners will provide an overview of the FTC’s new rule banning non-competes with employees and how companies can shore up their trade secret protections.

Topics include: 

  1. FTC Rule Basics
  2. Exceptions to the Ban
  3. Employer Response and Notice Strategy
  4. Constitutional Challenges
  5. Trade Secret Protection Strategies

Speakers: David Almeling, James Pooley, Robert Milligan, and Angelique Kaounis

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David Almeling is one of the country’s leading attorneys in trade secret law. IAM Patent 1000 calls him a “trade secret authority” and “one of the country’s best trade secret litigators”. Legal 500 lists him as one of the 13 “Leading Lawyers” in the U.S. for trade secrets. And The National Law Journal named him to its list of the top 50 “Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers.”
David has represented clients in countless matters that span the full range of trade secret and employee mobility issues, from advising on protection programs to investigating alleged thefts to litigating trade secret cases in the U.S. and abroad. David’s work on trade secrets also include: 
He has taught trade secret law UC Berkeley Law School for each of the last four years.

He has testified at the invitation of Congress on safeguarding trade secrets.
His book, Trade Secret Law and Corporate Strategy, is now in its third edition.

He is currently Vice Chair of the prestigious Sedona Conference Working Group on trade secrets, which comprises approximately 100 of the leading lawyers, judges, and academics in this field.
David is also an accomplished patent litigator. IAM Patent 1000 describes him as an “up-and-coming star” who “gets great results.” David advises clients on patent strategy and litigates patent cases. He also represents clients at the US Patent & Trademark Office.

James Pooley has worked on the front line of IP and data asset protection for the past 45 years as a lawyer, manager, diplomat and author.  He has the vast experience and wisdom of a frontrunner who was there at the inception of Silicon Valley’s explosive run of disruption and innovation.
A multi-published author, Jim is recognized as the world’s leading expert combining trade secret, patenting and business strategy. His most recent book “Secrets: Managing Data Assets in the Age of Cyber Espionage,” has become a “go-to” reference for executives and knowledge workers.
He has served as a senior diplomat at the United Nations in Geneva, where he managed the international patent system, as Chairman of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and as president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
The Senate Judiciary Committee relied on Mr. Pooley for expert testimony and advice during consideration of the 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act, and one Senator later called his participation “instrumental” in achieving passage of this landmark legislation. 
Based in Silicon Valley, Mr. Pooley speaks and consults both nationally and internationally, sharing with unrivalled insight and detail, how — in an age when data theft is easy, cheap and hard to detect — secrets can still be kept, competitive advantage secured and lawsuits avoided.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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