Date & Time
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Confronting Confidentiality: The Changing Scope of Protective Orders and Filing Documents Under Seal

In complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation, protective orders are a common tool to prevent sensitive and competitive information from becoming public. However, in recent case law, the courts have decided that a stricter approach is required when deciding on protective orders and have placed greater importance on preserving the public’s right of access. This session will: • Review recent case law referring to protective orders to help understand the current scope of protective orders • Examine the future of protective order motions amidst the growing pressure to ensure the public right of access • Exploring the future of protective orders and documents under seal and its potential impact on litigation