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Trade Secret and Noncompete Litigation: Lessons From the Trenches


Myths abound about the enforceability of restrictions on former employees who try to begin work for competitors after their employment ends.  Employers often are uncertain about whether their non-competition and non-solicitation covenants will be upheld in court and, if not, whether they have some 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 and litigation attorneys will clarify what employers can expect when they seek to hire a competitor’s employees or prevent their current employees from leaving for a competitor.


  • What employers can expect at a preliminary injunction hearing
  • Groups of employees against which Colorado courts will enforce a noncompetition covenant
  • The difference between business information and a trade secret
  • Techniques for uncovering departing employee misconduct
  • The inevitable disclosure doctrine in Colorado

Date and Time
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
7:30 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. – Program

Husch Blackwell
1801 Wewatta Street
Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80202

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

Continuing Education Credit
Colorado CLE credits are pending. HR Certification Institute (HRCI) recertification credits and Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) recertification credits are also pending.

Contact Pam Clark at 314.345.6648.


Barbara A. Grandjean

Office Managing Partner