Robert B. Milligan, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Groups Event
For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/legal/intellectual-property-law/immunity-provisions-of-the-dtsa
About Robert B. Milligan
Robert B. Milligan is a partner in the Litigation and Labor & Employment Departments of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Milligan co-chairs the firm’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice group. His practice encompasses a wide variety of commercial litigation and employment matters, including general business and contract disputes, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and other intellectual property theft, franchise litigation, real estate litigation, insurance bad faith, invasion of privacy, consumer and employee class actions, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour disputes, ADA and OSHA compliance, whistleblower and SOX cases, bankruptcy, and other business torts. His practice focuses on trade secret, non-compete, and data protection litigation and transactional work on a state, national, and international platform.
Mr. Milligan represents clients in state and federal courts in complex commercial litigation and employment litigation. His experience includes trials, binding arbitrations and administrative hearings, mediations, as well as appellate proceedings. Mr. Milligan also provides advice to clients concerning a variety of business and employment matters, including non-disclosure, non-compete, and invention assignment agreements, corporate investigations, trade secret and intellectual property audits, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, ADA and OSHA compliance, and an assortment of franchise and bankruptcy issues.
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has more than 850 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney. We advise clients in practice areas including labor and employment, employee benefits and executive compensation, corporate (including M&A, capital markets, venture and private equity), commercial and employment litigation, construction, real estate, environmental, intellectual property, government contracts, tax, trusts and estates, and workouts and bankruptcy, among others.
We have gained acclaim for our innovative SeyfarthLean® client service model, which incorporates the core principles of Lean Six Sigma to the delivery of legal services, and we continue to develop new reporting and project management tools for greater transparency and collaboration with our clients.
Our efforts have contributed to our recognition by in-house counsel as ‘Best of the Best’ for client service within the 2015 BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service A-Team and being named by the Financial Times U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report among the most innovative law firms.
The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 establishes federal jurisdiction over trade secret theft and creates a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. It affords damages and injunctive relief and further allows an aggrieved party to obtain an ex parte seizure of property necessary to prevent the propagation or dissemination of a trade secret. However, the law also provides immunity for certain disclosures, such as in a court filing under seal or to a government official for the purpose of reporting a suspected violation of law. Notice of the immunity provisions must be included in any contract or agreement with an employee that governs the use of a trade secret or other confidential information.
Drafting notification clauses to be included in employment contracts and independent-contractor agreements, and reviewing other measures by which employers, can ward off challenges to the documents’ sufficiency.
In this live webcast a team of thought leaders, professionals and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand and explore the Immunity Provisions of the DTSA. Speakers will also provide their expert thoughts and opinions concerning this significant topic.
Damages and attorneys’ fees
Ex parte seizure
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