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Trending Topics in Business Litigation 2021

December 2, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 4:55 p.m.

Litigation attorneys Anthony Baish and Maria Kreiter discuss business litigation topics at the State Bar of Wisconsin's webinar. 

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Hot Topics in Restrictive Covenant & Trade Secret Litigation

Presented by Maria L. Kreiter

  • Social media activity as solicitation and emerging social media policies from employers
  • Minimizing litigation risk when hiring from a competitor
  • Announcements versus solicitation
  • E-forensics: How to leverage digital tools to save you time and money
  • Defend Trade Secrets Act: a progress report 5 years later
  • The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in Wisconsin and under Van Buren v. United States

Diversity Jurisdiction, Removal, and Remand: How to Keep a Case In (or Out) of Federal Court

Presented by Anthony S. Baish, Ann M. Maher

  • Understanding “Complete Diversity”
  • Citizenship of partnerships, LLCs, and holding companies
  • Basics of Removal and Remand
  • Last-Served Defendant Rule
  • “Snap” Removal – Unserved in-state defendants

Panel Discussion – Hot Topics in Labor and Employment

Moderator: David J. Turek
Panelists: Michael J. Cohen, Maria L. Kreiter, Matthew W. O’Neill

  • Key considerations in defending wrongful termination claims – order and burden of proof and after-acquired evidence
  • Good cause – drafting considerations
  • Arbitration provisions – enforcement and practical considerations
  • Tortious interference with non-compete agreements/provisions
  • Mandatory vaccination policies

Panel Discussion – Hot Ethics Topics in Business Litigation

Moderator: Susan E. Lovern
Panelists: Anthony S. Baish, Michael J. Cohen, Ann M. Maher

  • Conflicts with limited liability managers
  • Fiduciary duties of attorneys organizing the limited liability company
  • Mergers and acquisitions – privilege on the move
  • Working remotely and the unauthorized practice of law
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