Greenberg Traurig recently published an InfoPAKSM on covenants not to compete through the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). Covenants not to compete are important for employers to consider
Continue Reading Greenberg Traurig Publishes a 50-State and DC Survey with the ACC on Covenants Not to Compete

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied a plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment that a former employee had misappropriated trade secrets when he left to work for a competitor, and granted the defendant’s crossmotion for summary judgment. The case provides a useful overview of the evidence needed to support a violation of the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (CUTSA).
Continue Reading Recent California Case Highlights Standards for Trade Secret Misappropriation Cases

In California, it is well established that non-compete provisions are unenforceable, subject to certain statutory exceptions. But what about non-compete provisions that are ambiguous as to their protection of confidential information or trade secrets? Recently, when faced with such a provision, one California federal court narrowly construed the provision to find it enforceable.
Continue Reading Are Restrictive Covenants Enforceable in California? It Depends.