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POSTPONED: TSI Symposium - Buying Silence? Nondisclosure Agreements in the Age of #MeToo (CLE Program)

In response to Coronavirus concerns, this event has been postponed. Please check our website periodically for updates on rescheduling.

The #MeToo movement exposed not just the pervasiveness of sexual assault, but also the role of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) covering settlements of sexual misconduct claims. Critics of NDAs contend that they are used to silence the victims of sexual assault, thereby shielding misconduct. Scrutiny is now falling on the NDAs themselves, with state reforms limiting their uses in sexual harassment cases and renewed questions about their private value and public harms.
Against this background, Brooklyn Law School’s annual Trade Secrets Institute Symposium will bring together expert practitioners and scholars for a balanced discussion of the uses and misuses of NDAs, the changing role of confidentiality, and the shape of future reform.

Sponsored by the Trade Secrets Institute and the International Intellectual Property Society (IIPS)


CLE Credit Offered
The program provides 2.0 CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the categories are Professional Practice (1.0) and Ethics (1.0).
The program is free of charge, regardless of whether you attend for CLE credit.
Materials will be distributed digitally prior to the event. Please print out a hard copy if you would like to have one as a reference. A limited number of printouts will be available upon email request to by deadline of March 16.

For general inquiries regarding this event, please contact the BLS Office of Events at or (718) 780-7966.

Requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability to attend this event should be made to Louise Cohen, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, at Please make your request as soon as possible.
About the Trade Secrets Institute
The Trade Secrets Institute provides comprehensive neutral coverage of key trade secret cases and legislative or regulatory initiatives throughout the United States. The website connects users to supporting documents, briefs, motions, and timelines for current cases, as well as recent updates on pending legislation or regulatory initiatives concerning trade secrets.