In this high technology era, where a company’s most valuable assets are frequently its people and information and where the equivalent of thousands of pages of documents can be copied and moved with a few keystrokes, attorneys are increasingly being asked to stop the misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets by employees and rival businesses. While there is no magic wand that will prevent a theft or stop a thief in his tracks, a company can substantially lower the risk of trade secret misappropriation through proactive policies and procedures. An article that I recently published in the Labor & Employment Law newsletter of the Illinois State Bar Association, which can be accessed by clicking here, explains how employers can do so.