KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE AND YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER: How to Avoid Losing Your Employees and Resources to Competitors, and Prevent Lawsuits When Hiring Your Competitor's Employees
[Oxnard Location]

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Cost: No charge to attend (RSVP is required). Continental breakfast will be served

Courtyard Marriott Oxnard
600 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036

Presenter: Glenn J. Dickinson, Attorney at LightGabler

Registration Information

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required.

To register, call 805.248.7033 or send an email to .

Seminar Description


Companies have lots of good reasons to hire from the competition: these employees are familiar with the industry, you probably won't have to do a lot of training, and you look like the winning team when someone leaves the other guys to work for you.

But in every new relationship, you have to deal with the baggage. Losing your employees to a competitor creates loss of productivity and potential customer loss. Similarly, a new hire comes with a set of ongoing obligations to the old company that can land you in costly litigation if you don't take precautions. Many lawsuits between competitors are caused by cross-recruiting, and most of these cases are triggered by simple conduct that didn't seem wrong at the time.

In this informative seminar, intellectual property and unfair competition attorney Glenn J. Dickinson will discuss the protection of company resources and safely hiring employees from competitors. Topics covered will include:

  • Seemingly innocent acts that are likely to lead to litigation
  • Simple precautions to take when bringing in a competitor's former employee
  • Trade secrets and how to avoid liability for misappropriation
  • Documentation that your competitor's ex-employee should receive at the time of hire (and the letter you might want to send to the former employer)
  • Handling the flip side: what to say and do when your employee is leaving for a competitor
  • Protecting your personnel, company resources and trade secrets from competitors

Seating is limited. If you reserve a spot and then later find that you are unable to attend, please inform us in advance so that we may offer your seat to someone else.