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Litigation can present challenges to keeping confidential information secret. However, courts are public institutions and access to materials and proceedings are protected by the First Amendment and the common law. These competing interests must be understood applied to, among other things, trade secrets and private information.
Join Gail Gottehrer of the Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC, Ronald J. Hedges of Dentons US LLP as they discuss:
- First Amendment and common law rights of access
- Burdens of proof for protective and sealing orders
- Use of confidential information in filings and proceedings
- Consequences of such use in terms of keeping information secret