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2013 Trade Secret Law Summit

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Washington, DC
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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​​Trade secret cases and issues continue to make the news.  Civil cases continued to be hotly litigated.  Within the past year, a Congress that has been marked by strife quickly passed the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act that expanded the jurisdictional reach of the criminal provisions of the Economic Espionage Act.  And Congress has been asked to broaden the civil remedies available under that same Act.​

This Summit will explore issues common to and, often, determinative of, trade secret cases—from the way in which counsel work together to avoiding or obtaining a TRO or preliminary injunction to knowing what the pitfalls for a plaintiff and defendant of a concurrent criminal case.  This is to say nothing of the often draconian remedies levied by the ITC.
​​9:00 - 10:45 AM
The Dynamics of a Trade Secret Case - The Joys, Burdens & Frictions of the In-House & Outside Counsel Relationship
  • ​​​On-boarding Key Employees
  • Off-boarding employees who may be leaving to a competitor, 
  • Ensuring your company’s trade secrets remain confidential when they may reside on the departing employee’s PDA, home computer, or in the cloud, and
  • Handling theft of trade secret litigation.
ModeratorChristian Scali, Principal, The Scali Law Firm, Los Angeles, CA
  • ​Robert Milligan, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mark Mermelstein, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Los Angeles, CA
  • David Rikkers, Senior Counsel, Raytheon, Tewksbury, MA
11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
The First Strike - Successful Strategies for Obtaining or Defeating a TRO & Preliminary Injunction​
Moderator: Seth L. Hudson, Partner, Clements Bernard, PLLC, Charlotte, NC​
  • P. Anthony Sammi, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, LLP, New York, NY
  • Kenneth J. Vanko, Member, Clingen Callow & McLean, LLC, Wheaton, IL
  • ​Russell Beck, Beck Reed Riden, LLP, Boston, MA
Lunch: Noon - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
The Cops Too? Concurrent Criminal & Civil Trade Secret Litigation
  • Benefits and Negative Implications for Plaintiffs and Defendants​
  • Injunctive Relief and Damages
  • Discovery and Trial 
Moderator: Warrington S. Parker III, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, San Francisco, CA​
  • William Molinski, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Los Angeles, CA
  • Eduardo Roy, Partner, DLA Piper, San Francisco, CA
3:00 - 4:30 PM
A Heavy Hammer? The ITC & Trade Secret Investigations
  • So You Would Like to Bring a Case to the ITC, and Don’t Know What To Do Next​
  • Trade Secrets Investigations Before the ITC
  • Pros/Cons of the ITC
​​Moderator: Peter Toren, Partner, Weisbrod Matteis & Copley, LLP, Washington, DC​
  • David Shaw, Judge, International Trade Commission, Washington, DC​
  • Monica Bhattacharrya, Staff Attorney, International Trade Commission, Washington, DC
  • P. Andrew Riley, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Barrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC
4:30 - 5:00 PM 
Panel Discussion​

5:00 - 6:00 PM
​We are an approved provider by most states requiring CLE and have applied for credit for this meeting to all states requiring CLE. The number of credit hours will vary depending on the requirements of the individual state. For 50-minute states, up to 7.8 CLE credit hours are available. Certificates of Attendance, Attendance Sign-in Rosters and all other CLE information for states with CLE requirements will be available at the Registration Desk.

The Trade Secret Law Summit has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California (a 60-minute state) in the amount of 6.5 credit hours. AIPLA certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.
Disclaimer:  AIPLA is a nonprofit national bar association.  The sole purpose of this CLE program is to provide educational and informational content.  AIPLA does not provide legal services or advice.  The opinions, views and other statements expressed by contributors to this CLE program are solely those of the contributors.  These opinions, views and statements of the contributors do not necessarily represent those of AIPLA and should not be construed as such.