New International Book Covers the World of Non Competes, Trade Secrets, and Privacy

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BNA's new treatise, co-edited and co-authored by Wendi Lazar, analyzes cross-border non competes, trade secrets and privacy rights globally. This book is a must for international employment lawyers, expatriates and multinational employees.

Thomas Weisel Partners vs. BNP Paribas, Ford Motor Company vs. Michael Yu

U.S. law protects companies from employee disclosure of trade secrets and the protection of confidential information --so what happens if that employee is working overseas in a country without similar laws? A groundbreaking new book helps shed light on the differences between American and foreign laws governing these and other issues. In light of recent cases such as "Thomas Weisel Partners vs. BNP Paribas, Ford Motor Company vs. Michael Yu" and the most recent "Hewlett Packard vs. Mark Hurd (Oracle)", this book will identify and clarify some of the key problems and solutions surrounding drafting and litigating these international agreements.

Attorney Wendi Lazar, of the New York-based law firm Outten & Golden LLP, with over 16 years' experience in international employment law is co-editor-in-chief of the two volume book.

"I believe this is the first book of its kind - a comprehensive treatise on restrictive covenants that includes legal authors from over 37 countries, and additional chapters providing regional overviews from the most expert practitioners in the field," said Lazar.

"Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey" (BNA Books), available now, is sponsored by the International Labor and Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. Vol. I covers Europe and Vol. II covers the Americas, Asia, Middle East and Africa, and Asia.

"It's very unusual for a plaintiff attorney representing only individuals to oversee such a large treatise in this subject area," said Tim Darby, Project Director, BNA Books. "Wendi brings practical experience and a wealth of information to this book. For expatriates working abroad, for attorneys dealing with cross-border trade secret issues and restrictive covenants in employment agreements, this book is indispensable."

The book explores the differences between how the U.S. and foreign countries govern issues such as noncompetition and non-solicitation restrictions, confidential information and trade secrets, garden leave, equity compensation and privacy. The survey also addresses the critical issues in cross-border litigation including jurisdiction, choice of law and remedies.

"As our global economy continues to expand, it is becoming increasingly challenging for attorneys in the U.S. to represent multinational employees where foreign laws may run counter to our own or where foreign courts may set aside our agreements. This book provides detailed assistance for the entire drafting, negotiating and litigation process" Atty. Lazar said.

Lazar's co-editor-in-chief is Gary Siniscalco, a partner in the San Francisco, CA, office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLIP.

Atty. Lazar has been practicing law since 1993 and co-heads the firm's Executive and Professional Practice Group with Wayne Outten. Both Ms. Lazar and Mr. Outten have particular knowledge and experience dealing with multinational employment law issues. Ms. Lazar represents executives, professionals and partners across all industries and writes and lectures frequently on employment law.

The book can be found online at the BNA store.

Outten & Golden LLP represents employees, executives and partners in all areas of employment law. From representing senior executives in contract negotiations, to protecting individuals' civil rights in the workplace, to combating worker exploitation and systemic discrimination in class action and impact litigation, Outten & Golden LLP is a recognized leader in the field of employment law.

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