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Nondisclosure Agreements: When Should You Sign Them & What Should They Say?

Attorney Karl M. Rice will discuss nondisclosure agreements, when you should sign them and what they should say.

Non-disclosure agreements are widespread in the high tech industry, and somewhat controversial, with some companies insisting on them before any discussion while some service providers refuse to ever sign them. Karl will discuss them in that context, and address such questions as:

  • What are Non-Disclosure Agreements?
  • How do they relate to Non-Compete Agreements?
  • Should you require a Non-Disclosure Agreement?
  • Should you sign one?
  • What can they accomplish?
  • How can they come back to bite you?
  • What should they cover?

KARL M. RICE graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. After college, Karl served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and later graduated from Syracuse University Law School, magna cum laude. Karl practiced law in Syracuse from 1976 to 1980. In 1980, he accepted the position of Director of Clinical Education at Mercer University Law School in Macon, Georgia where he received tenure. After five years, Karl and his wife, Leslie Ruth Stallknecht, moved to Woodbridge, Virginia and opened the firm now known as RICE & STALLKNECHT, P.C. in 1985. The firm has generally been an early adaptor of high tech, and uses it to obtain a competitive advantage over other firms. Or at least to try and obtain an advantage!

Karl concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate and business law. He has worked on confidentiality agreements in the contexts of business sales as well as high tech service contracting. His high tech clients include network hosting and software providers.


6:30 pm: meeting starts
7:00 pm: dinner
8:00 pm: presentation starts
9:00 pm: meeting ends

The $2 charge is to recoup the costs of running this meetup. Please bring cash. Attendees will pay for their own dinner on separate checks.

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  • Luis de la R.

    Great information about NDAs and the relevant laws, including the trade secret law which many of us were unfamiliar with. It was also interesting to hear about the nuances of non-competes. Thanks to Karl Rice for presenting!

    October 4, 2012

  • Steve G.

    Good speaker. Thanks for joining us.

    August 22, 2012

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