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Bret A. Cohen, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Event

New York, NY, January 23, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Bret A. Cohen, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Non-Compete Agreements: Understanding Trial Techniques and Litigation Strategies Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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About Bret A. Cohen

Bret Cohen is a partner in the Boston office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Mr. Cohen is also co-chair of the Firm’s national labor and employment practice. His practice covers a range of industries in the drafting and enforcement of non-compete, confidentiality, and other employment-related agreements throughout the United States. Mr. Cohen’s practice has also regularly involved advising public company executives on terminations and employment issues and providing advice on a range of matters involving employment agreements, termination of high level executives, worker classification, deal diligence, and hiring oversight and best practices.

Mr. Cohen writes and presents on employment law issues and has authored a range of articles relating to the Defend Trade Secrets Act. He frequently lectures on practice before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the state and federal courts. He is AV® Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell as one of New England’s Top Rated Lawyers and is recognized as a leader in Labor and Employment law in Massachusetts by Chambers USA.

About Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP is a full-service, Am Law 100 law firm with more than 575 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing in 17 offices across 10 states and Washington, DC. With clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to venture-backed and emerging enterprises to start-ups, Nelson Mullins has strong roots in the business community and an appreciation for new directions in the business world. The Firm provides advice and counsel in litigation, corporate, securities, finance, banking, mergers and acquisitions, financial services, healthcare, technology, intellectual property, labor and employment, executive compensation and employee benefits, government relations, regulatory, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, immigration, international law, and other needs of clients ranging from private individuals to large businesses.

Event Synopsis:

Non-compete agreements and other forms of restrictive covenants are important in safeguarding a company's business assets, including intellectual properties, trade secrets and customer data. Non-compete agreements restrict former employees from working with the company's competitor or setting up one's own competitive business.

As more employers require their employees to sign non-compete agreements, disputes and litigation over the enforceability of these agreements have also increased. Employers may bring a lawsuit for alleged breach of contract and employees may question the agreement's validity or enforceability. The complexity and variation of law from one jurisdiction to another also makes non-compete litigation more challenging for counsel.

This course offers a discussion of non-compete agreements, and recent case law and regulatory updates that impact such agreements. A panel of thought leaders and practitioners brought together by The Knowledge Group will also offer techniques and strategies in defending and prosecuting a non-compete litigation.

Key topics include:

Non-Compete Agreements: Forms and Trends
Employer and Employee's Perspective
Non-Compete Oddities in Various States
Preparing for Litigation

Gathering Evidence
Assessing the Enforceability of a Non-compete
Cease and Desist letters
Seeking Injunctive Relief
Other Factors to Consider

Non-Compete Litigation: Defense and Prosecution
Trial Techniques, Litigation and Settlement Strategies

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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