There are a number of immediate actions that should be taken but only at the direction of counsel to protect your Company’s most valuable assets, its information, employees and clients. However, before doing anything though, it is critically important that no one touches the employee’s electronic communications until they have been properly preserved, collected and reviewed because digital footprints are the most important evidence in these types of matters. Retain experienced employment counsel immediately to issue cease and desist letters to the executive and new employer that among other things will demand immediate return of all Company information and work with you to preserve all relationships and properly collect the executive’s digital footprint.