What General Counsel Need to Know Before Drafting and Updating Non-Disclosure Agreements (50 Minute Lesson)

Examines the most up-to-date information on the key terms to make sure are included (or not included) in your non-disclosure agreements, negotiation strategies, and understand how other General Counsel are protecting their company from a legal standpoint by updating their NDAs.

GC Drafting NDA ExecSense

Format          50 Minute Lesson
Chapters       5
Skill Level     New to Topic
Audience      General Counsel
Includes       Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense examines the latest guidelines surrounding non-disclosure agreements (NDA). Ensure your trade secrets are protected when exchanging confidential information with external parties, prospective customers or vendors by having effective NDAs in place.

This 5-chapter lesson is led by legal expert, Rob Turner (Founding Member – InTown Legal), and focuses on the key areas General Counsel must consider when crafting an NDA and the legal ramifications that come from an ineffective agreement.

In this 50-minute session, you will learn:

  • How to ensure your non-disclosure agreements have appropriate levels of protection, protect your own company’s information, and ensure any confidential information you receive is also properly protected by the law
  • A list of the most common terms of non-disclosure agreements including the length of time they remain active, what kind of information they protect, and non-solicitation provisions; why open-ended terms can cause problems for your business
  • How to prepare for a negotiation ahead of an NDA and what to do if the terms of your agreement need to be reexamined later
  • What to do if an objection to the NDA arises: if a potential investor refuses to sign, if a party disputes the definition of “confidential information” or non-circumvention provisions, or if information is disclosed prior to an agreement’s acceptance
  • Specific, actionable tips that can help guide your NDA processes, including limiting access to a “need-to-know” basis, building legal language into your digital correspondents, referencing your NDA in other relevant documents, and more

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Rob Turner
Founding Member, InTown Legal
Corporate & Commercial Law

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Rob Turner is the Founding Member of InTown Legal, a full-service commercial attorney and business adviser who thrives in helping his clients solve their business and legal challenges.

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His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, commercial real estate (including communications infrastructure: cell towers, roof top antenna, DAS, data center and related matters), mergers and acquisitions, and technology licensing and contracts. Rob’s legal skills were honed through a unique blend of prior work in larger regional firms, serving as in-house counsel and, most recently, working with a well-respected Atlanta technology and venture capital law boutique.

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