Hiring from a Competitor: Practical Tips to Minimize Litigation Risks

Recorded: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Employers frequently poach employees from competitors to gain a marketplace advantage. Although common, this practice poses significant risks to the hiring employer, particularly if the poached employee has access to the competitor's trade secrets or is bound by a non-compete, non-solicit or non-disclosure agreement.

To help employers and their counsel understand and minimize these risks, this 75-minute webinar will provide guidance on how to anticipate, prepare for and respond to legal claims by the competitor. Join us for a discussion that includes:  

  • Potential legal claims employers face when hiring employees from a competitor.
  • Practical steps employers can take to minimize the risk of contractual, common law and statutory claims.
  • Whether and how to respond to cease and desist letters.
  • Potential settlement terms and concepts.
  • And more.


Peter A. Steinmeyer, Member of the Firm, Labor and Employment practice, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Robert D. Goldstein, Member of the Firm, Litigation and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Michelle Burg, Editor, Labor & Employment, Practical Law (Moderator) 


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