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Michael Best Partner Eric Rumbaugh will be presenting this topic discussing examples of possible trade secrets, duty of loyalty, what is considered a reasonable effort, and the UTSA.
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Eric advises clients in all areas of labor and employment law. With a practice that is national in scope, he is particularly active in litigating matters involving trade secrets, non-competition agreements and related disputes. Eric has a nationally recognized practice in the area of contingent labor and regularly prepares and reviews policies, procedures and contracts and litigates contested matters for users and providers of temporary employees, consultants, independent contractors and other contingent talent.
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