Russell Beck and Lauren Schaefer were featured speakers at this year’s American Intellectual Property Law Association Trade Secret Law Summit. The AIPLA’s annual summit was held on March 21 and 22, 2019, in New York City.

Russell Beck gave opening remarks for the event and was a panelist on the March 21st presentation titled “Trade Secrets – Legislative Roundtable Discussion.”

Lauren Schafer delivered a presentation titled “Introduction to Trade Secrets” on March 21st.

On March 22, Russell moderated a judge’s panel featuring Hon. Loretta A. Preska from the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Russell Beck was previously appointed Chair of AIPLA’s Trade Secret Law Committee. Stephen Riden and Hannah Joseph also attended the Trade Secret Law Summit.

The two-day AIPLA conference featured presentations on the following additional topics:

  • Overview of New York Trade Secret Laws
  • Implementation of a Trade Secret Protection Policy & Process
  • Cybersecurity and the Workplace
  • Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants in the Financial Services Industry
  • Practical Tips for Employees Traveling Overseas with Trade Secrets
  • Use of Expert Witness on the Issue of Reasonable Efforts
  • Proactively Dealing with Confidential/Trade Secret Information when Advising a Departing Employee/New Employer
  • Protection of Trade Secrets in the Social Media Era

For up-to-the-minute analysis of legal issues concerning non-compete agreements in Massachusetts and across the United States, read Russell Beck’s blog, Fair Competition Law.

eck Reed Riden LLP is among the leading authorities in trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition law, and our experience handling these matters is backed by our extensive employment law and business litigation experience. Our hand-picked team combines attorneys with complementary expertise and practical experience.

The Wall Street Journal featured Beck Reed Riden LLP’s noncompete agreement experience. In 2016, the White House issued a report entitled, “Non-Compete Agreements: Analysis of the Usage, Potential Issues, and State Responses,” relying in part on Beck Reed Riden LLP’s research and analysis, including its 50 State Noncompete Survey.

Russell Beck’s work in this area is well recognized; it includes:

  • Over twenty three years of working on trade secret, noncompete, and unfair competition matters
  • Assisting the Obama White House as part of a small working group to develop President Obama’s Noncompete Call to Action
  • Authoring the book Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (5th ed., MCLE, Inc. 2015), used by other lawyers to help them with their noncompete cases
  • Drafting and advising on legislation for the Massachusetts Legislature to define, codify, and improve noncompetition law
  • Teaching Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants at Boston University School of Law
  • Founding and administrating the award-winning blog, Fair Competition Law
  • Establishing and administrating the Noncompete Lawyers and Trade Secret Protection groups on LinkedIn, with over 2,400 combined members around the world
  • Founded and chaired the Trade Secret / Noncompete Practice for an AmLaw 100 firm

In addition, Russell was honored for his work in this area of law in the 2019 Chambers USA Guide, which stated, “The terrific’ Russell Beck . . . ‘He basically wrote the new Massachusetts statute on noncompetes'” and is an expert in employee mobility and restrictive covenants.”

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