Media & Presentations

If you would like for me to speak at your company or at a conference on the topics of employment law, trade secrets, non-compete agreements or other related topics, call (214) 531 2403, email Leiza@dlg-legal.com, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Media

Why Mark Willis isn’t free to join eXp, RealTrends.com (January 2022)

The Raging Debate on How to Build a Workforce for Next-Generation Mental Health CompaniesBehavioral Health Business (January 2022)

How Starbucks Could Avoid a Repeat of the New Jersey Hepatitis A Crisis, FORBES (November 2021)

Mind Legality of Firing MD for Embarrassing the Practice; Better to Go No-Cause, Part B (September 2021)

How Biden’s Proposed Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Would Impact Companies, FORBES (July 2021)

Florida Condo Collapse Shows Need for Businesses to Conduct Crisis Audits FORBES (June 2021)

Brokers Try to Protect Client Relationships, Business Insurance (December 2016)

Houston Pilot Alleges Discrimination at United Airlines, Houston Chronicle (September 2016)

Perception of Discrimination, Phil Hullet and Friends Show (2016)

Texas Gym Tests the Limits of Unfair Competition, Legally Sounds (2016)

Employers Walk a Fine Line in Accommodating Alcoholic Workers, Business Insurance (January 2016)

North Texas Woman Cannot Get Unemployment Benefits Due to Sickness, Fox 4 News (April 2015)

Presentations

Update on Physician Non-Compete Agreements, Collin Fannin County Medical Society (January 2022)

Strategies for Handling Business Crises in Healthcare, Texas Medical Group Management Association, North Texas Chapter (December 2021)

Building a Trade Secrets Program, Moderator, The Center for American and International Law (November 2021)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Non-Compete Agreements, National Personnel Services Association (September 2021)

The Defend Trade Secrets Act Five Years Later, Dallas Bar Association (June 2021)

Employment Legal Tips for Healthcare Employers, Collin Fannin County Medical Society (May 2021)

COVID-19 Workforce Reintegration: Being Proactive is the Key, University of North Texas, HR Collaborative (April 2021)

Artificial Intelligence Ahead, Proceed with Caution …., Cornerstone League (March 2021)

Healthcare Employment Law Issues, Collin Fannin County Medical Society (February 2021)

Non-Compete Essentials: From Drafting to Litigating, University of Texas CLE (January 2021)

Emerging COVID-19 Legal Challenges for Staffing Agencies and Possible Solutions, National Association of Personnel Services (September 2020)

Top Employment Issues for Medical Practices, Collin Fannin County Medical Society (January 2020)

Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Disputes Updates, Texas Bar Association (November 2019)

Protecting Your Best Ideas: Patents or Trade Secrets of Both? LBBS Webinar (November 2020)

Protecting Your Business’s Trade Secrets: Lessons from Uber, Google, and Amazon, University of Texas at Dallas 2nd Annual Women’s Summit (October 2019)

Warning! Proceed with Caution – Artificial Intelligence Ahead!, The HR Southwest Conference (October 2019)

Artificial Intelligence Algorithms: Protection of Business Secrets and IP/AI is Gaining Popularity and Business Value, International Bar Association Annual Conference (September 2019)

Warning! Proceed with Caution – Artificial Intelligence Ahead! Global HR Conference (September 2019)

Protecting IP Through a Combination of Patents and Trade Secrets – The Strategy for Achieving the Best Results, Stopfakes.Gov Roadshow (June 2019)

Drafting Severance and Confidentiality Agreements Amid Continued SEC, EEOC and NLRB Scrutiny, Stafford Webinar (June 2019)

To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate? Americans with Disabilities Act Update, Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Symposium (April 2019)

Your Best Ideas: Should You Patent Them or Keep Them as Trade Secrets?, Dallas Startup Week (April 2019)

The Role of HR in Protecting Company Trade Secrets, Dallas HR Legal Exchange (February 2019)

The Blame Game – When Temporary Workers are Involved, Who Is Responsible?, CLM Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality Conference (February 2019)

The Rise in Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants Litigation, Advanced Employment Law Conference (January 2019)

The Role of HR Professionals in Protecting Company Trade Secrets, HR Southwest Conference (October 2018)

The Rise in Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Litigation – What Does it Mean for Texas Employers? 2018 Dallas Employment Law Breakfast Briefing (Fall 2018)

The Role of HR Professionals in Protecting Company Trade Secrets, Dallas HR Summit (September 2018)

Ethics in Claims: Utilizing Social Media, LBBS Client Presentation (August 2018)

Intellectual Property Considerations in Artificial Intelligence, LBBS Webinar (July 2018)

Google and Amazon – A Detailed Look at How Tech Giants Protect Their Trade Secrets, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting (June 2018)

The Challenges of Protecting Trade Secrets in the Oil & Gas Industry, Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section (June 2018)

Maintaining Your Company’s Competitive Edge: Litigation Lessons from 2017, Association of Corporate Counsel (April 2018)

Obtaining Evidence from Social Media and Mobile Devices, LBBS Training (February 2018).

Everything You Wanted to Know About Employment Agreements but Did not Know to Ask, Young Professionals in Energy (November 2017)

Best Practices with Trade Secrets Protection and Litigation: A Primer for General Counsel, LBBS Client Webinar (October 2017)

Competitive Advantage: Using Corporate & IP Counsels to Creatively Navigate Corporate & IP Pitfalls in a Family Law Setting,  Annual Meeting (June 2017)

One Year of Defend Trade Secrets Act Litigation, Texas Bar Association (May 16, 2017)

The Do’s and Don’ts of Firing Employees for Social Media Misbehavior, Dallas Bar Association (May 2017)

Commission Pay for Employees: Structuring Agreements and Defending Claims Absent a Contract, Stafford Webinar (March 2017)

Workplace Harassment Training Seminar, Client Site (September 2016)

Electronic Discovery, Including Social Media, Preservation and Sanctions, Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation Section (May 2016)

Forum Selection…Choice of Law…and a Tale of Stipulations, University of Texas CLE Non-Compete Camp (September 2015)

Using Corporate Counsel to Creatively Navigate Corporate Structures, Annette Stewart Inn of Court, Dallas, Texas (2015)

Publications

Colorado Becomes First State to Criminalize Void Non-Compete Agreements, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (January 2022)

Federal Trade Secrets Litigation Update, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (January 2022)

Trade Secrets Litigation Just Got More Complicated, LBBS Employment Blog (February 2021)

COVID-19 Response: Obtaining Injunctive Relief During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Challenging but Not Impossible, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (April 2020)

Top Job Markets Show Noncompetes May Not Squash Growth, Law360 (March 2020)

Non-Compete Enforcement and “Hot Job Markets”: a Tale of Ten Cities, LBBS Employment Blog (February 2020

Protecting Business Secrets, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (January 2020)

FTC to Hold Hearings on the Antitrust and Consumer Protection Impact of Employees Non-Competes, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (November 2019)

Third Time’s The Charm: Maryland Bans Non-Compete Agreements for Low Wage Workers, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (August 2019)

Oregon Employers Beware: New Technical Requirements for Non-Compete Enforcement, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (July 2019)

New Hampshire Bans Non-Compete Agreements for Low Wage Employees, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (July 2019)

Maine Drastically Restricts the Use of Non-Compete Agreements, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (July 2019)

Non-Competition Agreements – Bracing Yourself Against the Winds of Change, LBBS Employment Blog (May 2019)

In a historic move, Washington State Bans Noncompetes for Employees Making Less than $100,000, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (May 2019)

Garden Leave Provisions: Negotiation, Drafting, and Legal Issues, Lexis Practice Advisor Note (April 2019)

Texas Introduces Three Bills to Curb Application of Anti-Slapp Statute in Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Litigation, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (March 2019)

Top Five Employment Law Cases from 2018, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (February 2019)

Huawei Trade Secrets Indictment is Cautionary Tale for Tech Partnerships, LBBS Employment Blog (January 2019)

Massachusetts Adopts Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & smith LLP Client Alert (September 2018)

Companies With No-Poaching Agreements Must Consider Whether They are Worth the Risk, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (July 2018)

2018 Mid-Year Non-Compete Update, Lewis Brisbois & Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (May 2018)

A Litigator’s Perspective of Physician Non-Competes – The Dos and Don’ts (March 2018)

2017 Texas Employment Law Update, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (November 2017)

Major Questions that the DTSA Brings, Today’s General Counsel (July 2017)

How to Fire Employees Without Being Sued, Dallas Medical Journal (May 2017)

Texas Employers’ Guide to Classifying Workers, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (October 2017)

2017 in Review: Changes to Non-Compete Laws Around the Country, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (September 2017)

Federal Government Warns That Anti-Poaching and Wage-Fixing Agreements May Violate Antitrust Laws. What Does that Mean for US Companies? Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Client Alert (September 2017)

Ethical Concerns in Ex Parte Communications with Adverse Employer’s Employees, American Bar Association (Fall 2016)

Federal DTSA: A New Avenue for Trade Secret Enforcement, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (October 2016)

Guest Expert, First Amendment Protects Public Workers’ Rights for Perceived Protected Activity, Westlaw Journal Employment (May 2016)

Guest Expert, After Scalia’s Death, Outlook Unclear for Some Employment Cases, Westlaw Employment Journal (March 2016)

The Days of Spilling Trade Secrets in Litigation Could be Numbered, Texas Lawyer (March 2016)

Guest Expert, Supreme Court to Consider if Cop’s Demotion Violated First Amendment, Westlaw Employment Journal (February 2016)

Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act…Where Are We Now?, News for the Bar – Texas State Bar Litigation Section (Winter 2016)

Nuts and Bolts of Employment Litigation for General Practitioner, News for the Bar – Texas State Bar Litigation Section (Fall 2015)