New Litigation Landmines (Jun 2019)
Avoiding (or Using) Anti‑SLAPP Motions to Dismiss (approx. 20 min.)
Originally intended as an early dismissal mechanism for a small, specialized subset of media cases, the Texas Citizens Participation Act (a/k/a the Anti-SLAPP statute) has morphed into a constantly-expanding behemoth that has been applied to almost every kind of civil suit filed in Texas today. Get a brief overview of how the statute works, an update on the types of cases that Texas courts have found to be subject to the TCPA, and business decisions that can and should be taken into account when filing and defending cases in Texas.
Revisiting Non-Compete Protections in Texas: The Use of Non-Competition Covenants to Protect Confidential Information in the Digital Age (approx. 20 min.)
As work environments become increasingly interconnected through technology, companies must continue to re-evaluate all available options to protect their confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets. Get highlights of the current state of non-compete protections in Texas, with a focus on the use of such covenants to protect a company’s sensitive business information.
Corporate Representative Depositions: Risks and Rewards (approx. 20 min.)
Corporate representative depositions can be powerful tools in litigation–posing significant risk for corporate litigants who are ill prepared. Learn key considerations to help identify the appropriate witness to testify and formulate a strategic response strategy.
Originally presented at:
May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute