"MY COMPANY IS BETTER THAN YOURS!" -- Hiring Your Competitor's Employees Without Risking Liability

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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

Oxnard Courtyard Marriott
600 Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA

Presenter: Glenn J. Dickinson, Esq.

Registration Information

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

To register, call 805.248.7098 or send an email to .


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 old baggage. Hiring employees from a competitor sometimes means hiring an employee with a head full of the competition's trade secrets. These shiny new hires come with ongoing obligations to the former employer that can land you in costly litigation. Cross-recruiting can lead to numerous lawsuits based upon conduct seemingly appropriate for the business world, but heavily frowned upon in the legal arena.

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 hiring 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)
  • Protecting your personnel, company resources and trade secrets from competitors
  • Handling the flip side: what to say and do when your employee is leaving for a competitor

To enable us to plan for your attendance, please rsvp at least 24 hours in advance. 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.