On September 20, 2011, partner Robert I. Steiner gave a presentation at The ConnACCA Continuing Seminar Series for In-house Counsel entitled "Departing Employees: Protecting Your Tangible and Intangible Business Assets Through Restrictive Covenants." The presentation discussed how companies must work proactively to protect their customer relationships, trade secrets, other intellectual property, which provide them, as the employer, with a competitive advantage. This discussion provided tips and strategies needed to draft and enforce restrictive covenants to avoid problematic employee departures that could otherwise place companies at risk by a departing employee whose business knowledge can be used by a competitor with devastating effect.

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