Wednesday, June 9, 2021
9:00 AM – 2:15 PM

Cyberspace | Via Zoom

Trade Secrets & Restrictive Covenants Conference

The BBA is pleased to host a new conference for practitioners working in trade secret and restrictive covenant protection and litigation. Sessions will cover state and federal developments, practical guidance for mitigating risk during the departure of key employees, insights from the bench, and key practice tips for both outside counsel and in-house lawyers.

Live Panels

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

The Implications of the Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act and Other State and Federal Legislative Developments

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Life Cycle of a Key Employee Departure

  • Moderator: Erik Winton – Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Katherine Perrelli – Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Barbara Robb – Founding Partner, Hartley Michon Robb Hannon LLP
  • Michael Rosen – Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
  • Jacquelyn White – Assistant General Counsel, Global Labor & Employment, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants: A View from the Bench

  • Moderator: Danielle Vanderzanden – Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Hon. F. Dennis Saylor, IV – Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Hon. Robert B. Gordon – Massachusetts Superior Court
  • Hon. Karen F. Green – Massachusetts Superior Court
  • Hon. Kenneth Salinger – Massachusetts Superior Court

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Trade Secret Protection Programs: What Companies and their Advisors Need to Know Now

  • Moderator: Carla Reeves – Associate, Goulston & Storrs PC
  • Hannah T. Joseph – Senior Counsel, Beck Reed Riden LLP
  • Nicole Nguyen – AVP, Lead Employment Counsel, NetScout Systems, Inc.
  • Danielle Sheer – General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, CIPP/US, Bottomline Technologies

On-Demand Panels

Available at
5:00 PM on June 8th

Basics of Noncompetes

Available at
5:00 PM on June 8th

Basics of Trade Secrets


Russell Beck
Founding Partner
Beck Reed & Riden LLP


C. Max Perlman
Founding Partner
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP


Katherine Perrelli
Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Michael Rosen
Foley Hoag LLP


Erik Winton
Jackson Lewis P.C.



  • Boston Bar Members: $200.00
  • Government/Legal Services Members: $150.00


  • Standard Non-Members: $300.00

Not a BBA member? Contact us at to join today.

Discounted group rates available by request. Contact Ashley Young at for more information.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 Virtual Trade Secrets & Restrictive Covenants Conference, please contact Mariah Hanlon at


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Boston Bar educational programs are sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please click here.

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