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Noncompete Agreements: Lessons from the Trenches


Myths abound about the enforceability of restrictions on former employees who try to begin work for competitors or solicit customers and co-workers after their employment ends. Employers often are uncertain whether their noncompetition and nonsolicitation covenants will be upheld in court and, if not, whether they have protection for their trade secrets. Disputes over these issues often result in high-stakes and fast-paced lawsuits that present unique challenges to employers, including litigation intensity, costs and disruptions.

Husch Blackwell employment attorneys will clarify what employers can expect when they seek to prevent former employees from working for a competitor.


  • Will courts enforce agreements with features that are both reasonable and potentially unreasonable?
  • The difference between confidential business information and a trade secret
  • Techniques for uncovering misconduct by departing employees
  • What employers can expect at a preliminary injuctions hearing   

Thomas P. Godar, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Tiffany L. Hutchens, Attorney, Husch Blackwell

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
8:00 a.m. – Registration and breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Program

Husch Blackwell
20800 Swenson Drive, Suite 300
Waukesha, WI 53186

Who Should Attend
Business owners, CEOs, CFOs, vice presidents, directors, human resource professionals, general counsel and other in-house counsel.

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Wisconsin continuing legal education credit.

Contact Ashley Connell at 414.978.5351.


Thomas P. Godar

Of Counsel