Kenly Ames presents on trade secrets and non-competes at KBA

by Mandy Hicks

E. Kenly Ames
E. Kenly Ames

Attorney Kenly Ames presented at the Kentucky Bar Association annual conference on the topic of trade secrets and non-compete agreements.

She gave an overview of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, which for the first time creates a federal cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. Her presentation also covered the key provision of the legislation, including the remedies available and disclosures that employers must make to take advantage of all of those remedies.

Kenly also discussed the tactical considerations for whether to pursue a claim in federal court or in state court under the Kentucky Trade Secrets Act. The presentation concluded with an overview of efforts in other jurisdictions to limit or eliminate the use of non-competes.

The Kentucky Bar Association annual conference was held June 21 to June 23 in Owensboro, Kentucky. For more information about the Kentucky Bar Association, visit their web site, which you can find here.

Kenly Ames is an attorney and partner with ELPO. She primarily practices in the areas of business litigation and intellectual property, including work with trademarks and copyrights.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law.