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Peter J. Pizzi to Moderate IADC Panel on Employee Mobility, Non-competes and NDAs in the Covid-19 Era

September 4, 2020 in Firm News

NEWARK, NJ, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 – Walsh Partner Peter J. Pizzi will be leading a panel discussing “Employee Mobility, Non-Competes, and NDAs: Protecting Trade Secrets and Customer Relationships in the Pandemic Era.” The event will be held as a virtual, no-cost webinar hosted by the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) on Wednesday, September 23, at 10:00 a.m. CDT.

Pizzi and his fellow panelists will examine strategies to consider in these COVID-19 times. They will review recent decisions on injunction applications, empirical studies on the impact of non-competes, and recent developments in legislative changes and regulatory scrutiny to the law around non-competes and employee mobility.

“Though non-competes date back several centuries, the legal environment in this area has undergone major changes in certain jurisdictions, and I’m excited to be a part of the program,” Pizzi said. “The explosion in employee mobility resulting from COVID-19 employment dislocation offers opportunities for organizations to hire new talent to improve their competitive advantage. However, it also poses risks and an increased need to protect trade secrets and customer relationships. I look forward to sharing tactics to help clients adapt to this new normal and discussing how attendees can become better advocates for the status quo or legislative innovation.”

Pizzi will moderate the panel, which will include Russell Beck of Beck Reed Riden LLP and Johner T. Wilson III of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP to gather robust viewpoints.

Pizzi focuses his practice on commercial litigation, class action defense, internal investigations, internet, and IP litigation, and labor and employment law. In addition, he has distinguished himself in the field of technology law, regularly lecturing at CLE programs on technology law and writing on cutting-edge issues such as privacy and cybersecurity, content piracy, and e-discovery.

IADC is the preeminent peer-reviewed global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests.

For more information, visit www.iadclaw.org.

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