2014 All Hands Meeting
November 7th Main Session
HR/Employment Law Track Agenda

9:00AM-10:00AM
Trade Secret Theft Today: Protecting Your Company from International Threats

A. Marisa Chun & Eric Hagen/Andrew J. Pierce
McDermott Will & Emery LLP/Federal Bureau of Investigation
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

As U.S. companies create products and services that are increasingly enjoyed around the world, the pace of trade secret theft and economic espionage from Asia-based threats is accelerating as well. Hear from trade secret theft experts at the FBI and in the private sector about the emerging trends in cross-border trade secret theft, best practices to prevent and mitigate such theft, and some of the legal and business issues you should consider if presented with a suspected incident of trade secret theft.

10:30AM-12:00PM
Current Topics in Employee Mobility Law: Restrictive Covenants, Non-Solicitation Agreements and Trade Secret Litigation

Ulrico Rosales/Seth Weissman
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC/SolarCity
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

This joint presentation by inside and outside counsel will discuss recent developments and trends affecting the mobility of employees at Silicon Valley companies:
  • High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation
  • Restrictive Covenants After Arthur Andersen
  • Current Topics in Trade Secrets: Symantec study; Bad faith in trade secret lawsuits; USTA preemption; Social media accounts and information as trade secrets; NLRB and confidentiality policies/provision

1:30PM-2:15PM
Hiring and Firing: What’s on the Horizon for 2015?

Tamara Devitt
Haynes and Boone, LLP
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

This presentation will feature an interactive discussion on several hot button "hiring and firing" employment law issues for 2015: The EEOC's agenda for severance agreements and employee background Checks; also, the implications of the California Supreme Court decision Iskanian v. CLS Transportation LLC, upholding the enforceability of class action waivers.

2:20PM-3:05PM
Unlimited PTO Policies: Analyzing This Prominent Trend, Its Advantages and Potential Landmines

Daniel McCoy
Fenwick & West LLP
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Employers, especially in Silicon Valley’s tech sector, are implementing no-accrual time off policies, a/k/a “honor,” “unlimited,” or “freedom” policies, at a significant rate. This presentation will explore the legal and practical advantages, and potential pitfalls, of this new approach to time off from work. The discussion will include how to shift from a traditional accrual model to this new approach; the sometimes thorny intersection between sick and other leave laws and no-accrual policies; and options for how to deal with historical accrual balances on the books.

3:30PM-4:30PM
Wage & Hour Update: Litigation and Compliance

Adam P. KohSweeney
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Wage/Hour regulation continues to be a moving target, especially for companies with the kind of fluid workforce structures commonly found in the technology sector. This presentation will discuss new developments and trends in:
  • New Minimum Wage & Minimum Salary Requirements
  • Recognizing and Documenting Commission Plans
  • Properly Calculating the Regular Rate
  • Statistical Evidence Post-Dukes/Duran


Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice

Participating Law Firms & Companies