• On-Demand Video

Emerging Issues in Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets

Choose option(s) from grid below and click "Register".

Registration Options

Make your selection and click the Register button above.
On-Demand Video

---------- CLE 3 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $249.00
New Attorney: $125.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00


Federal and state legislatures have developed a certain stark inconsistency when addressing trade secrets and the protection of confidential and proprietary information. While enacting the Defend Trade Secrets Act and tightening trade secret protection and enforcement, federal and state governments are simultaneously attacking and scrutinizing employee noncompetition agreements and other post-employment obligations. Why the imbalance? Join us to explore the current state of trade secret enforcement, a discussion on the demise of the restrictive covenant, and practical enforcement and defense advice.

Growth of Trade Secret Protections

  • Historical context of protecting trade secrets
  • Current evolvement
    • Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA)
    • Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA)
    • Other statutes
  • Discussion of recent cases
  • Emerging issues
  • Cross border

The Demise of the Restrictive Covenants

  • Historical purpose and enforceability
  • Confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements
  • Nonsolicitation of customers and employees
  • Consents to injunctive relief
  • Drafting restrictive covenants
  • Are restrictive covenants being misused?
  • Banning restrictive covenants for categories of workers
  • Unenforceable for workers terminated without cause
  • New state non-compete statutes
  • Non-compete agreements under siege at the state level
  • Choice of law/forum selection
  • Emerging issues

Injunctive Relief Practice

  • Complaint
  • Motion
  • Memorandum of law
  • Affidavits
  • Federal or state court
  • Forensic review

Public Policy Considerations

  • Limiting the use of restrictive covenants to promote employee mobility versus a Nation’s trade secrets under siege
  • Computer forensic investigations

Originally recorded in January, 2018.

Practice Areas


Michael J. Fortunato Esq. Rubin Fortunato & Harbison PC
Jennifer Platzkere Snyder Esq. Dilworth Paxson LLP (Phila)
Christopher P. Stief Esq. Fisher & Philips LLP (Radnor)
David J. Walton Esq. Fisher Phillips (Phil)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
©2021 Pennsylvania Bar Association. All rights reserved unless otherwise provided in a separate agreement. Unauthorized use, duplication, republication or redistribution of this material is strictly prohibited without the prior express written consent of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.