American Conference Institute’s Corporate Counsel Forum on

Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Intellectual Capital and Confidential Business Information

Maintaining corporate protectable interests in the face of increasing employee mobility

Monday, November 04 to Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago, IL

According to a Ponemon Institute study, More than half of ex-employees admit
to stealing company data

Placing your trade secrets in the wrong hands and without proper safeguards – whether intentionally or inadvertently – can mean the company’s demise. And when a secret formula or recipe is the company’s principal source of revenue, protecting it becomes everyone’s responsibility – a challenging and daunting task in today’s corporate environment where attrition rates are higher than they have been in years. When employees leave, trade secrets and confidential business information undoubtedly leave with them, and other companies trade secrets are brought into the company by new employees. American Conference Institute’s Corporate Counsel Forum on Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Intellectual Capital and Confidential Business Information will bring together experts from across the country, who will offer practical tips and strategies for mitigating the risks of trade secret theft.

With the exploding use of social media and employee devices, it is critical to have comprehensive policies in place

In today’s increasingly mobile landscape, more and more employees are hooked to smart phones, tablets, and other portable devices. Companies struggle to determine whether employees can use their own device for work purposes. If you are going to permit such use, you must have a comprehensive "Bring Your Own Device" policy in place. Instituting a policy and other monitoring protocols will ensure the company is protected when an employee leaves.

In light of President Obama’s Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of Trade Secrets, protect your information cross borders

Companies can no longer operate in a domestic-based silo. More and more transactions are taking place overseas, and many companies have offices abroad. President Obama has implemented a five-point plan to help mitigate the theft of trade secrets. How is your company protecting its overseas entities? What types of privacy protocols do you have in place for different countries? How are you managing the language and cultural differences of other countries? This conference will answer all of these questions and more.

Post-Conference Master Classes enhance learning opportunities

The Master Class on Drafting Enforceable Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Agreements will offer attendees an opportunity to exchange documents and really drill down into the details of these agreements. The Master Class on Employee Training: Developing an Effective Education and Exit Strategy to Protect Confidential Business Records Employee Training/Exit Interview/ Pre-Screening Process will delve into the specifics of employee recruitment, education and exits, in order to maximize the protection of your company’s most valuable information.

Register now by calling 888-224-2480, emailing CustomerService@americanconference.com or registering online at  www.americanconference.com/tradesecrets.

Join me in Chicago in November!

Stacey B. Evans, J.D.
Senior Conference Director