• “The FTC Rule”

    Make plans to join us Wednesday, June 26 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. at the State Bar Conference Center, or via Zoom, for an exciting CLE. This past May 7, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its promulgated rule (“the FTC Rule”) banning restrictive covenants, subject to certain exceptions. This means that the FTC Rule will, barring the granting of intervening injunctive relief in pending litigation challenging the rule, take effect on September 4, 2024. 

    The program will introduce the FTC Rule, including its exceptions, and will provide an update on the status of the litigation challenging its enforcement. The program will then discuss practical issues that currently confront decision-makers in considering how to begin preparing for September 4 as organizations await a decision in the pending litigation, to include implementation of reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of trade secrets. The speakers include two in-house counsel as well as outside counsel who focus on advising on and litigating restrictive covenants and trade secret theft. Collectively these speakers will provide valuable insight on the FTC Rule and its significant implications for employers across all industries. 

    The program cost is $15 for section members and $25 for non-members. 1.5 hours of general CLE credit will be given (pending approval). 


    • Benjamin I. Fink, Shareholder, Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
    • William Morris, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, The Wencor Group
    • Susan Radcliffe, General Counsel – Americas, Kemira
    • Neal F. Weinrich, Shareholder, Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

    Moderator:  Neal F. Weinrich, Shareholder, Berman Fink Van Horn P.C. 

    To attend IN-PERSON or VIRTUALLY, click here to register. The Zoom link for all virtual attendees will be emailed 6/25/24 by noon.

  • Intellectual Property Law Section | The Right to Repair: New Trends in Legislation and Lawsuits
    Please join the Copyright Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section to learn about the Right to Repair.
    Courtney Lytle Sarnow, Partner, Culhane Meadows
    When: Friday, April 26th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Where: State Bar of Georgia
                     Bar Center, Meeting Room #3
                     104 Marietta Street NW
                     Atlanta, GA 30303
    The fee is $10. Click here to register. 1 hour of general CLE credit will be given. (pending approval)