Broadcast Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


Trade secrets are considered as one of the most valuable assets in any company and the need to effectively manage and protect these must be prioritized at all times. However, as companies continue to grapple with remote work arrangements, taking reasonable management and precautions for trade secrets has become more complex and challenging.

To avoid potential risks of trade secrets infringement amid the “new normal” work environment, companies must be proactive in revisiting and upgrading their policies and structuring effective management plans.

In this LIVE CLE Webcast, experienced intellectual property lawyers Chip Collins, (Burr and Forman) and Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal, (Covington & Burling LLP) will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion on how to effectively manage trade secrets in a remote work environment. Speakers will also provide best practices for companies to leverage their trade secret protection programs and strategies.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Fundamentals of an Effective Trade Secrets Management
  • Recent Cases of Trade Secrets Theft and Infringement
  • Trade Secrets and the Remote Work Environment
  • Challenges and Implications of the Remote Workforce in Trade Secrets Management
  • Practical Tips and Best Practices


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcasts



General knowledge of trade secrets law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Chip Collins, Partner
Burr & Forman LLP

Chip Collins is a partner and business litigator in the Atlanta office of Burr & Forman LLP.  His practice is largely focused on litigating and arbitrating non-compete and trade secret disputes, counseling employers and executives on unfair competition issues, and drafting employment and severance agreements.  Chip is a frequent commentator on non-compete and trade secret issues, having been featured in publications including the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Attorney at Law, and Business to Business, and he started his firm’s unfair competition blog (, to which he is a contributor.   He has presented seminars on trade secret and non-compete law for The Knowledge Group and ICLE in Georgia, and he has been a guest lecturer on non-compete and trade secret issues at the Emory University School of Law for the last five years.  Chip has been involved in the creation of both the noncompete/trade secrets and cybersecurity service groups at his firm.

Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal, Partner
Covington & Burling LLP

Teena Sankoorikal is a commercial litigator who has handled many high-profile, complex civil litigation and intellectual property disputes, including trade secret, business torts, breach of contract, fraud, patent, and copyright matters. In particular, she has advised multinational technology companies on a variety of business tort-related issues, ranging from fraudulent misrepresentation, to tortious interference, to unfair competition, among others. Ms. Sankoorikal has advised companies on allegations of theft of trade secret information by former employees, board members, competitors, and business venture partners. She has represented technology companies in a variety of patent litigation matters, principally relating to high-tech patents. She has advised multinational companies on copyright issues relating to the alleged copying of software, relating to the illegal transmission of music via peer-to-peer file sharing software, and relating to the copying of confidential manuals.


Chip Collins, Partner

Burr & Forman LLP


Teena-Ann V. SankoorikalPartner

Covington & Burling LLP

  • Background of Trade Secrets Law
  • Best Practices for Preventing Trade Secret Misappropriation in a Remote Work Environment
  • Examples of Trade Secret Violations Arising From the Remote Work Environment
  • Judicial Remedies for Trade Secret Violations

Date & Time:

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Trade Secret Lawyers and Consultants
  • Trade Secrets Specialists
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Business Executives
  • Business Owners
  • Top-Level Executives
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Chip CollinsPartner
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Teena-Ann V. SankoorikalPartner
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