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Employee Mobility: Protecting the Company when Employees Leave

June 15, 2017 • Webinar

Starts: 12:00 PM (EDT)
Ends: 1:00 PM (EDT)

Please join us for the next edition of Third Thursday – Crowell & Moring’s Employment Law Update, a webinar series dedicated to helping our clients stay on top of developing law and emerging compliance issues.

Theft of company data by departing employees is a growing concern for employers. The current dispute between Google and Uber over alleged theft of self-driving vehicle technology followed Uber’s decision to hire former Waymo employee Anthony Lewandowski. This litigation is the most recent, high profile example of how these concerns can play out in court.

Our panelists include Labor & Employment attorneys, as well as Anne Herold Li, from Crowell & Moring’s intellectual property litigation group, who specializes in trade secrets protection advice and related litigation. We will discuss best practices for responding to departing employees who are privy to confidential and proprietary company information. Using the Google-Uber litigation as a case study, we’ll discuss a variety of issues, including topics to consider in drafting enforceable agreements and effective utilization of exit interviews and other HR practices designed to protect company data. We will share our insights on how to conduct forensic examinations of electronic equipment to which employees had access. We will also discuss steps prudent employers should consider before hiring employees who previously worked for competitors. Finally, our panelists will review litigation in this area, including the latest developments under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, which just celebrated its first anniversary.

This free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 15, at 12:00 pm Eastern. We hope that you can join us and participate in a lively discussion of these issues by our Crowell & Moring lawyers.

Contact: Kim Peters (202.508.8991,

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Thomas P. Gies
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2690
Andrew W. Bagley
Senior Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2672
Anne Elise Herold Li
Partner – New York
Phone: +1.212.895.4279
Christine B. Hawes
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2968
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