Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. 8000 Flour Exchange Building 310 Fourth Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.455.0500
Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. 8000 Flour Exchange Building 310 Fourth Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.455.0500

Upcoming Webinar – How to Protect Your Corporate Assets in the Digital Age

We are pleased to announce that Craig W. Trepanier will co-present the webinar Business Law Series: Advancing and Protecting Your Business, with attorneys Ellie K. Vilendrer and Shannon C. Lamb on October 14, 15, and 16th. All webinars will take place from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDT.

How to Protect Your Corporate Assets in the Digital Age through Non-Compete Agreements, Company Policies, and Effective Enforcement Strategies – October 14, 2014 at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDT – Craig W. Trepanier, Esq.

In today’s workforce, employees are increasingly mobile, constantly plugged into the outside world through social media, and accustomed to using their own digital devices in the workplace. All of these factors make it harder than ever for employers to protect their confidential information, trade secrets, customer relationships, and intellectual property.

In this course, Minneapolis employment attorney Craig W. Trepanier discusses how companies can effectively protect their corporate assets in the Digital Age. Take away practical strategies you can use when drafting your company’s employment documents, managing employees’ use of social media, confronting the challenges posed by “Bring Your Own Device,” handling the departure of a key employee, developing pre-litigation strategies, and executing effective litigation strategies to protect your most valuable assets.

This webinar will address:

  • The Duty of Loyalty – An overview of employees’ duties of loyalty and fiduciary duties, including the duty not to disclose confidential information or compete against their employer while still employed.
  • Trade Secrets Protection – A summary of the provisions of the Minnesota Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the criteria for establishing a “trade secret,” and how to develop an effective trade secrets protection plan.
  • Using Restrictive Covenant Agreements and Policies Effectively – An overview of how to use offer letters, non-competition agreements, and employee handbook provisions to protect your company’s confidential information, trade secrets, and customer relationships.
  • Using Assignment of Intellectual Property and Work-for-Hire Agreements Effectively – A description of how to use assignment of intellectual property and “work-for-hire” agreements to protect your company’s inventions, copyrights, and intellectual property.
  • Managing “Bring Your Own Device” to the Workplace – A discussion of the special challenges posed by employees who bring their own devices to work and how to protect your company’s intellectual property from walking out the door on employees’ personal cell phones, PDAs, tablets, notebooks, and other electronic devices.
  • Social Media or Social Nightmare? – An overview of the security dangers posed by employees’ use of social media such as Facebook® and LinkedIn® and how to protect your company’s most valuable customer relationships, confidential information, and trade secrets in an interconnected digital world.
  • Pre-Litigation Techniques – A summary of steps your company can take, prior to litigation, to effectively protect your corporate assets.
  • “Shock and Awe” Litigation Tactics – A discussion of effective litigation strategies for protecting your confidential information, trade secrets, customer goodwill, and intellectual property including swiftly obtaining preliminary injunctive relief to obtain your business objectives.

While this webinar will focus largely on Minnesota law, it will provide practical tips that business owners and HR professionals can use throughout the country.
Who Should Attend? Business owners, HR professionals, managers, in-house corporate counsel, business attorneys, and employment law attorneys
CLE Credits: This webinar is approved for one (1) hour standard Minnesota CLE credit.

HR Credits: This program has been approved for one (1) hour HR (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Cost: The cost is $50 per webinar, or $125 for all three. To register for all three and save, please call Joni Spratt at 612.455.0500.
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    Negotiating by Persuasion: The Art of Deal Making – October 15, 2014 at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDT – Ellie K. Vilendrer, Esq.
    Ellie K. Vilendrer will discuss strategies for winning negotiations by persuading your opponent. Learn about the different dynamics present during negotiations and how to leverage those to your benefit. Take away practical strategies you can use when negotiating business contracts, complex agreements, settlements, and more. This program has been approved for one (1) hour standard Minnesota CLE credit. Register here!

    4 Best Practices to Avoid Litigation – October 16, 2014 at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDT – Shannon C. Lamb, Esq.
    Noted Southern California litigation attorney Shannon C. Lamb will discuss how to approach potentially volatile situations in an effective, thoughtful, and level-headed manner. Learn how to investigate and how to analyze the good, the bad, and the ugly facts present in any case. Take away essential techniques for avoiding controversy, forging relationships and reducing legal costs. Register here!