On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, Steve Riden and Sarah Tishler will give a presentation for the Federal Bar Association titled “Tortious Interference with Contracts and Business Relations: Proving and defending claims (2024 Edition).”

The presentation will be conducted via webinar on March 13, 2024, from 2 to 4:10 p.m. ET. Registration information and other details are available here.

According to the program summary:

Commercial relationships and contracts are both susceptible to interference by others. Former employees and competitors sometimes resort to improper tactics to gain an unfair advantage. Business litigators need to be aware of the variety of fact patterns that can support a claim for tortious interference. This versatile tort is an essential tool to address a wide range of commercial misconduct and unfair competition.

These claims are used in a variety of industries, and the presentation will address real-world application of this tort in the following areas:

  • Real Estate Industry: How tortious interference claims come into play in real estate transactions, including case studies and real-world examples.
  • Tech Sector: Examining tortious interference in the dynamic realm of technology and innovation.
  • Employment Disputes: Addressing the application of tortious interference claims in employment-related conflicts.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • What must plaintiffs prove to establish a tortious interference claim?
  • What are the potential defenses to defeat tortious interference claims?
  • What damages are available to prevailing plaintiffs in tortious interference cases?
  • How do tortious interference claims overlap with related employment, unfair competition, and defamation claims?

teve’s practice is in commercial litigation, and he represents corporate and individual clients in a wide array of commercial disputes across the country, and his primary focus is litigating trade secrets related matters. Over the past year, he has worked on myriad actions in state and federal courts involving trade secret issues, including representing several key witnesses in a jury trial that resulted in an award of more than $2 billion in damages for trade secret misappropriation.

arah is a senior counsel at Beck Reed Riden LLP. Sarah’s practice is concentrated on trade secret and restrictive covenant advising and litigation, employee mobility, and commercial litigation. Sarah has won successful outcomes for clients on both sides of these disputes in all stages of litigation, including the preliminary injunction stage, jury trials, and mediation. Sarah has also counseled clients on the identification and protection of trade secrets, and the enforceability of noncompetes and other restrictive covenants. Sarah was named by the Legal 500 as a Rising Star for 2023 in the area of Trade Secrets.

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