Butzel Long attorney Bernard J. Fuhs featured during Walsh Institute Leadership Center Business Briefing on February 27 in Novi



DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney Bernard (Bernie) J. Fuhs is the featured speaker for a Walsh Institute Leadership Center Business Briefing program from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Walsh College’s Novi campus. The title of the program is: “Non-Compete Agreements, Trade Secrets and the Effects on Social Media.”

During the program, Mr. Fuhs will provide an overview of non-compete agreements and the important nuances such as employee compliance. He will then discuss the effects on social media including:

  • Who owns the social media accounts when an employee departs?
  • Can employers investigate an employee’s social media account if there’s concern they are discussing confidential information?

Based in Butzel Long’s Detroit office, Mr. Fuhs concentrates his practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation. He has significant experience in non-compete, non-disclosure, and trade secret disputes, business and financial services industry disputes, franchise and dealerships, transportation and logistics industry disputes, construction, real estate, securities, and sales representative matters.

Mr. Fuhs has successfully litigated and counseled clients on non-compete and trade secret matters in all 50 states. He is a frequent speaker on non-compete and trade secret issues and has authored and contributed to numerous publications (both national and local) regarding the same. He also advises start-up and closely held businesses, as well as sports and fitness industry members.

Mr. Fuhs was recently named to L. Brooks Patterson’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2013, which includes young thought leaders and trailblazers who live and work in Oakland County. He also was named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ 2012 Class of “40 Under 40,” which honors "the best and brightest in Southeast Michigan who have made their marks in business before age 40." He was selected as a 2012 Business Litigation Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine. He also was named to the 2011 & 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers' Rising Star List.

About Butzel Long
Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc.,
(248) 353-3030, ext. 2114

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