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COVID-19 continues to change America’s economic and legal landscape, with a tidal wave of economic instability and employee turnover that is higher today than at any period since the Great Depression. In the resulting job-search melee, corporations are rightfully concerned about ex-employees sharing trade secrets and other confidential information with their new or prospective employers. As work-from-home spaces become the new normal, it’s no exaggeration to say the COVID-19 crisis could also spawn a generational trade secret crisis.

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