Association of Corporate Councel

Also available on May 7 in Chicago.

Issues arising from employees and information moving from one employer to another continue to proliferate and provide fertile ground for litigation. Many businesses increasingly feel that their trade secrets or client relationships are under attack by competitors—and even, potentially, by their own employees. Individual workers changing jobs may try to leverage their former employer’s proprietary information or relationships to improve their new employment prospects, or may simply be seeking to pursue their livelihood.

How can you put yourself in the best position to succeed in a constantly developing legal landscape?

Whether you are an employer drafting agreements and policies or in litigation seeking to enforce or avoid them, you will want to know about recent developments and what to expect in this area.

Join Epstein Becker Green attorneys Lauri Rasnick, Kevin Ryan, and Peter Steinmeyer for an interactive panel discussion which will provide insights into recent developments and expected trends in the evolving legal landscape of trade secret and non-competition law. This program will also discuss unique issues and developments in the health care and financial services industry.

During this program, the panel will discuss:

  • Legal trends in the enforceability of non-competes
  • New and pending state and federal legislation, including the Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act
  • Recent judicial decisions regarding restrictive covenants, including an important California case concerning provisions barring solicitation of employees
  • New cases and statutes regarding protection of trade secrets
  • Continuing governmental scrutiny of “no poach” agreements and restrictions on low wage workers


Lauri F. Rasnick – Member, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., New York – Lauri is in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice. She co-leads the Financial Services strategic industry group. Lauri is an experienced litigator and trusted advisor to businesses and their executives, with a concentration in handling and advising employers on sexual harassment and misconduct investigations and assisting employers with the movement of employees between competitive businesses and drafting and negotiating employment agreements before, during, and after the conclusion of the employment relationship.

Kevin J. Ryan – Member, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., Chicago – Kevin is in the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice. He advises for-profit and not-for-profit health care clients, including hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers, physician groups, and other provider organizations and businesses on transactions and regulatory matters. Before beginning his legal practice, Kevin was the Director of Planning at a 700-bed community hospital in suburban Chicago. He later served for six years as General Counsel for a national preferred provider organization located in Chicago that serviced 1,600 hospitals, over 85,000 physicians, and 400 payors.

Thomas J. Shanahan – Associate General Counsel, Option Care, Chicago – Skilled In-House Legal Counsel with extensive experience advising clients. A passionate contributor to multiple management teams with an established record of problem solving, negotiation, analysis, and research. Thomas consults and advises on employment issues, including EEO, Wage and Hour, ADA, FMLA, and other miscellaneous issues. He represents Option Care in employment related hearings and settlement conferences.

Peter A. Steinmeyer – Member, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., Chicago – Peter is in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Non-Competes, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets strategic initiative. He is a co-editor and frequent author of posts for the blog, He advises clients in all areas of labor and employment law and litigates all types of employment disputes.


11:30 am: Registration and Networking
Noon: Lunch
12:15 – 1:15 pm: Presentation
1:15 pm: Q&A

Attendance is complimentary, but limited to ACC members, prospective ACC members, and guests of Epstein Becker Green.

To register, click here.  Note: This program is also available on May 7 in Chicago.

For additional information, please contact Sylwia Faszczewska at

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