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Chip Collins Partner with Burr and Forman, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Trade Secrets Law and Non-Compete Agreements Webinar

Chip Collins, Partner with Burr and Forman, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Trade Secrets Law and Non-Compete Agreements: Trends and Updates for Companies to Avoid Litigation Pitfalls Webcast.

New York, NY, September 19, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Chip Collins, Partner with Burr and Forman, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Trade Secrets Law and Non-Compete Agreements: Trends and Updates for Companies to Avoid Litigation Pitfalls.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 08, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET).

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About Chip Collins

Chip Collins is a partner and business litigator in the Atlanta office of Burr & Forman LLP. His practice is largely focused on litigating and arbitrating non-compete and trade secret disputes, counseling employers and executives on unfair competition issues, and drafting employment and severance agreements. Chip is a frequent commentator on non-compete and trade secret issues, having been featured in publications including the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Attorney at Law, and Business to Business, and he started his firm’s unfair competition blog (, to which he is a contributor. He has presented seminars on trade secret and non-compete law for The Knowledge Group and ICLE in Georgia, and he has been a guest lecturer on non-compete and trade secret issues at the Emory University School of Law for the last four years. Chip has been involved in the creation of both the noncompete/trade secrets and cybersecurity service groups at his firm.

About Burr & Forman LLP

Burr & Forman’s experienced legal team serves clients with local, national, and international legal needs. With particular industry strengths in the financial services, health care and manufacturing sectors, our attorneys draw from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience to serve as trusted business advisors and legal counsel to help clients achieve their goals. Burr & Forman is a Southeast regional firm with 300 attorneys and 12 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.


Protecting trade secrets is one of the most significant challenges that many businesses face. Apart from their competitors, several companies believe that their client relationships or trade secrets can also be easy targets for their own workers. Employees changing jobs can take advantage of their previous employer’s proprietary relationships or information for their personal gains. Employers have long relied on non-compete agreements with employees to protect their business.

However, recent developments in the restrictive covenants landscape have illustrated the aggressive attacks on employers’ use of non-competes. It is, therefore, imperative that counsel and employers remain vigilant for the emerging trends and developments relating to trade secrets and non-competition law to be able to ensure compliance.

In this Live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues in the evolving landscape of trade secret and non-competition Law. Speakers will also offer the best compliance practices in drafting and negotiating non-competes, thus, avoiding litigation risk.

About The Knowledge Group 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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