Weems, Doug


  Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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Education

University of Virginia J.D. 1990
Honors: Editor and Senior Editor, Virginia Journal of Law & Politics

University of Nebraska-Lincoln B.A. 1987
Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Phi Beta Kappa

Areas of Concentration

Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets Litigation, Employee Benefits Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation and Creditors' Remedies, and General Litigation

Representative Professional Activities

  • Member: American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Kansas Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Lecturer:

  • Covenants Not to Compete, Lorman Business Center, Inc. (Mar. 7, 2003
  • Covenants Not to Compete, Lorman Business Center, Inc. (Aug.  21, 2002)
  • Civil Procedure, Investigator’s Mid-America Regional Conference, Kansas Association of Licensed Investigators (July 20, 2002)
  • Litigation Avoidance and Management, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, LLP (Oct. 12, 2001)
  • Covenants Not To Compete and Trade Secrets in Missouri, Lorman Business Center, Inc. (Oct. 27, 2000)
  • Emerging e-Commerce Business and Legal Strategies, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, LLP (Mar. 2, 2000)
  • Federal Removal Jurisdiction, Lorman Business Center, Inc. (Feb. 11, 2000)
  • Cutting Edge Issues in Labor and Employment Law Seminar, "What's New In Non-Compete Litigation," Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (Mar. 26, 1999).
  • "Internet Legal Issues," Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Oct. 27, 1998).
  • 11th Annual Heartland Labor and Employment Institute, "Take Charge of Your Workplace," University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (Oct. 23, 1998).
  • Trade Secrets: The Uniform Trade Secrets Act Provides Broad Protection By Its Terms and Through the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (June 19, 1998).
  • The Best of the Bar Journal, "Covenants Not To Compete," Kansas Bar Association (June 5, 1998).
  • Y2K: Planning for and Solving "The Year 2000 Problem," Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Feb. 5, 1998).
  • Trade Secret Regulation Forum, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Oct. 23, 1997).
  • Covenants Not to Compete, Lorman Business Center, Inc. (Nov. 7, 1996, and Nov. 16, 1995).
  • 1995 Employee Benefits Seminar: Dodging the Litigation Bullet, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne (Nov. 7, 1995).
  • Procedural Aspects of ERISA Litigation: Pre-emption and Removal, UMC/LAKC-YLS Fourth Annual Symposium on Federal Practice and Procedure (May 25, 1995).
  • Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994, National Association of Credit Management (Jan. 17, 1995), and Spencer Fane Britt & Browne (Nov. 30, 1994).
  • Labor & Employment Liability: Loss of Confidential and Proprietary Information, Michael J. Baker Seminars (Nov. 9, 1994).
  • Negotiated Rates Act of 1993, Associated Industries of Missouri and Spencer Fane Britt & Browne (May 10, 1994, and May 12, 1994).
  • Protecting Your Trade Secrets: How to Avoid Having Your Competitive Edge Used Against You, Council on Education in Management, Personnel Law Update 1993 Conference (June 23-24, 1993, and Mar. 4-5, 1993).
  • Publications:

    • Author: "Practical Strategies for Protecting Confidential Information and Customer Contacts Through the Use of Non-Competition Agreements," Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Winter 1999).
    • "Legislation Includes Protection for Y2K Readiness Disclosures," The Bank Board Letter (Dec. 1998).
    • "The Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act," Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Fall 1998).
    • "Covenants Not to Compete: A Kansas Law Overview," J. Ks. Bar, vol. 67, no. 2 (Feb-Mar. 1998).
    • "Motor Carrier Bankruptcies and Freight Undercharge Litigation," J. Mo. Bar, vol. 51, no. 3 (May-June 1995).
    • "Covenants not to Compete: Recent Missouri Decisions," J. Mo. Bar, vol. 50, no. 3 (May-June 1994).
    • "When Environmental Claims Arise for Purposes of Bankruptcy," Toxics L. Rep. (BNA), vol. 7, no. 31 (Jan. 6, 1993), reprinted in Bankr. L. Rep. (BNA), vol. 5, no. 2 (Jan. 14, 1993).
    • "Abandonment of Contaminated Property By Bankruptcy Trustee," ABA Environmental Litigation Committee Newsletter, vol. 5, no. 1 (1993).

    Co-Author:

    • "Trade Secrets: The Uniform Trade Secrets Act Provides Broad Protection By Its Terms and Through the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine," Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Business Torts Handbook (June 1998).
    • Sample Interview Checklist Regarding Noncompetition and Nondisclosure Agreement and Sample Employee Handbook Confidentiality Provision, Legal Aspects of Employee Handbooks and Policies (1998).
    • Sample Interview Checklist Regarding Noncompetition and Nondisclosure Agreement, Intellectual Property Counselor, no. 10 (Oct. 1997).
    • Sample Employee Handbook Confidentiality Provision, Intellectual Property Counselor, no. 9 (Sept. 1997).
    • Illustrative Noncompetition and Nondisclosure Agreements (Employment Context), Corporate Counsel's Quarterly, vol. 12, no. 4 (Oct. 1996).
    • "Protection of Customer Goodwill and Confidential Information Through Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure Agreements," The Corporate Analyst, vol. 4, no. 3 (May 1992); reprinted in The Corporate Counsel's Guide to Employment Contracts (1992 and 1995); reprinted in The Corporate Analyst, vol. 8, no. 1 (Nov. 1995); reprinted in Protecting Trade Secrets (1996); reprinted in Intellectual Property Audits (1996).
    • The Basics of Condemnation, Missouri Basic Real Estate Practice (1992).

    Post-Graduate Employment

    1990-Present Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

    Bar Admissions

    • State of Missouri, 1990
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1990
    • State of Kansas, 1991
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1991
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1992
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1994

    Civic Activities

    • Students, Outfits, and Supplies, Inc.
    • Christmas Families, Inc.