2019 Trade Secret Law Summit - New York, NY

March 21 to 22, 2019


200 Vesey Street

New York City, New York, United States


Michelle Stuckey


Fee: $450.00 - Members |$750.00 Non-Members

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Trade secret law is a branch of intellectual property law that addresses the protection of proprietary information against unauthorized commercial use by others. Unlike other forms of intellectual property, such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks, organizations cannot register their trade secrets with the government to protect their proprietary information. The only way to ensure the protection of a trade secret is to keep the information confidential, and this can necessitate a variety of legal interventions. 

Lawyers practicing trade secret law should sign up for the AIPLA 2019 Trade Secret Law Summit at the American Express Company in New York City’s Financial District on March 21-22, 2019.

Lawyers will enjoy a practical and comprehensive CLE program designed to educate new and seasoned practitioners alike. It is more important than ever to learn the fundamentals of trade secret protection and what you and your clients need to do to protect your confidential information from cyber-attacks and trade secret theft.

Join our 2019 Trade Secret Law Summit community page to see who is coming and collaborate with each other on the meeting. 

Cancel by March 8th, 2019 and receive a refund less a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after COB March 8th, 2019. All refund request must be received in writing. Please mail or fax your cancellation request to AIPLA, 1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22202 or 703-415-0786.

Program Agenda & Tentative Schedule

Thursday, March 21, 2019

8:00 am - Registration & Breakfast

8:30 am - Introduction
               Mark Klapow, Chair, AIPLA Trade Secret Committee, Crowell & Moring LLP

8:40 am - Introduction to Trade Secrets
               Julia Milewski, Crowell & Moring LLP
               Lauren Schaefer, Beck Reed Riden LLP

9:15 am - Overview of New York Trade Secret Laws
               Robert Goldstein, Epstein Becker & Green PC

9:45 am - BREAK

10:00 am - Implementation of a Trade Secret Protection Policy & Process
                Moderator: Benjamin Fink, Berman Fink Van Horn, PC
                Speakers: Julie McCarthy, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal
                                Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Institute
                                Stephen Chow, Hsuanyeh Law Group PC
                                Cindy Huang, Counsel, IP Law & Strategy, American Express

11:00 am - Cybersecurity and the Workplace
                Moderator: John Marsh, Bailey Cavalieri LLC
                Speakers: Kurt P. Goudy, Intellectual Property Counsel, IBM Corporation
                                 Gabriel Ramsey, Crowell & Moring LLP
                                 Derron Blakely, General Counsel, Elbit Systems of America

12:00 NOON - LUNCH (provided)

1:00 pm - Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants
               in the Financial Services Industry

               Moderator: Erik Weibust, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
               Speakers: John P. Davis, Executive Director and Legal Counsel
                               Morgan Stanley -- MS Wealth Management
                               Scott Humphrey, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
                               Jacob Chacko, Brown Brothers Harriman

2:00 pm - Practical Tips for Employees Traveling Overseas with Trade Secrets
               Moderator: Rosemarie R. Wilk-Orescan
               Speakers: Jordan Rae Kelly, FTI Consulting
                                Robert Williams, Bird & Bird
                                Aristedes Mahairas, FBI

3:00 pm - BREAK

3:15 pm - Use of Expert Witness on the Issue of Reasonable Efforts
               Moderator: Melissa Sikorski
               Speakers: James Pooley, James Pooley PLC

3:45 pm - Trade Secrets - Legislative Roundtable Discussion
               Russell Beck, Beck Reed Riden LLP
               John Marsh, Bailey Cavalieri LLC

Friday, March 22, 2019

8:00 am - Registration & Breakfast

8:30 am - Proactively Dealing with Confidential/Trade Secret Information
               when Advising a Departing Employee/New Employer

                Moderator: Neal Weinrich, Berman Fink Van Horn PC
                Speakers: Melissa Beare, Nuvectra Corp.
                                Greg Freemyer, Sullivan Strickler
                                Jim Vaughn, Managing Director, iDiscovery Solutions
                                Benjamin Fink, Berman Fink Van Horn PC

9:30 am - Protection of Trade Secrets in the Social Media Era
                Moderator: Michael Elkon, Fisher Philips LLP
                Speakers: Erik Weibust, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
                                Adriana Luedke, Director and Associate General Counsel
                                Lockheed Martin Corporation
                                Evan Gumz, Hanzo

10:30 am - BREAK

10:45 am - Judges Panel
                  Moderator: Russell Beck
Hon. Loretta A. Preska, United States District Court, Southern                                             District of New York
                              Hon. Garett E. Brown (Ret.), JAMS

11:45 am - Conclusion and Wrap Up

Hotel Details

NY Marriott Downtown

New York Marriott Downtown
85 West St, New York, NY 10006
Group Room Rate: $229 (single/double)
Room Block Cut-Off: March 1, 2019
Book your room by calling 1-800-228-9290 or (212) 385-4900 or make your reservation online:


  • Melissa Beare Melissa Beare

    Nuvectra Corp. | EVP & General Counsel

  • Russell Beck Beck, Russell

    Beck Reed Riden LLP | Founder

    Russell Beck is a business and intellectual property litigator, nationally recognized for his trade secrets and noncompete experience. He's been cited as an expert on trade secrets and noncompetes by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the White House, the Treasury Department, National Public Radio, PBS, the BBC World News Service, and many others, and was invited to the White House to help develop guidelines for the proper use of noncompetes.
  • Derron Blakely Derron Blakely

    Elbit Systems of America | General Counsel

  • Jacob Chacko Jacob Chacko

    Brown Brothers Harriman | Senior Vice President

  • Stephen Chow Stephen Y. Chow, Esq.

    Hsuanyeh Law Group PC | Managing Attorney

    Steve is a leader in the development of intellectual property, information privacy and electronic commerce law.
  • John P. Davis John P. Davis

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC | Executive Director, Employment Counsel

    John is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Employment Law group.
  • Michael Elkon Michael Elkon

    Fisher & Philips LLP | Partner

    Michael Elkon is a partner in the Atlanta office. He helps companies recruit talent from competitors in a legal fashion and ensures that former employees do not exploit companies' key information and relationships.
  • Benjamin Fink Benjamin Fink

    Berman Fink Van Horn, P.C. | Shareholder

    Benjamin I. Fink, a shareholder in Berman Fink Van Horn P.C., concentrates his practice in business and employment litigation with a particular emphasis on non-compete, trade secret and other competition-related disputes.
  • Greg Freemyer Greg Freemyer

    Sullivan Strickler LLC | Director of Forensics and Disputes

    Greg Freemyer has a broad background in investigative computer forensics and data breach response. He has lead and participated in numerous investigations to determine the nature and scope of computer incidents and any potential data loss.
  • Robert Goldstein Robert Goldstein

    Epstein Becker & Green P.C. | Member of the Firm

    Robert D. Goldstein is a Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Health Care and Life Sciences practices of the firm's New York office.
  • Kurt P. Goudy

    IBM Corporation | Intellectual Property Counsel

  • Evan Gumz Evan Gumz

    Hanzo, Inc. | Senior Account Executive, EDiscovery

    Evan is an attorney with a decade of experience in eDiscovery. At Hanzo Evan helps law firms and enterprises find solutions for preserving and collecting dynamic web content including social media, websites, video, and collaborative platforms to the highest standards in authenticity and legal defensibility.
  • Cindy Huang Cindy Huang

    American Express | Counsel, IP Law & Strategy

  • Scott Humphrey Scott Humphrey

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP | Partner

    Mr. Humphrey has litigation, arbitration, and counseling experience involving a wide range of complex commercial contract disputes and business torts, including matters arising from trade secret appropriation, breach of restrictive covenants, contract disputes, manufacturing and distribution issues, fraud, insurance disputes, and various UCC issues.
  • Mark Kaplow Mark Klapow

    Crowell & Moring LLP | Partner

    Mark litigates complex commercial, intellectual property, and antitrust cases.
  • Jordan Rae Kelly

    FTI Consulting | Senior Managing Director

    Jordan Rae Kelly is a Senior Managing Director in the Cybersecurity practice and is based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Kelly has more than 12 years of experience managing cyber policy planning and coordinating incident response.
  • Adriana Luedke

    Lockheed Martin Corporation | Director and Associate General Counsel

  • Aristedes Mahairas Aristedes Mahairas

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Special Agent in Charge

    He has served as the FBI's Legal Attache' in Athens, Greece, and was a Supervisor on the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
  • John Marsh John Marsh

    Bailey Cavalieri LLC | Member

    John’s commercial litigation practice concentrates on trade secrets litigation and the enforcement of non-competes throughout the United States.
  • Julie McCarthy Julie McCarthy

    Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Institute | General Counsel and Vice President of Legal

    Julie McCarthy joined the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) in September 2014 as General Counsel and Vice-President of Legal.
  • Julia Milewski Milewski, Julia

    Crowell & Moring LLP | Counsel

    Julia Milewski is a counsel in the firm’s Litigation Group. Julia’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts across the country, domestic and foreign alternative dispute resolution, and counseling clients on corporate compliance.
  • James Pooley James Pooley

    James Pooley PLC | Founder

    James Pooley is one of the world’s foremost experts in trade secret law and management. His legal treatise, “Trade Secrets,” updated semi-annually, is the leading lawyer’s desk reference on the subject. His latest business book is “Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage” (Verus Press, 2015).
  • Gabriel Ramsey Gabriel Ramsey

    Crowell & Moring LLP | Partner

    Gabriel M. Ramsey is a partner in the San Francisco office of Crowell & Moring. Gabe is a member of the Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups. He is also a member of the firm's Litigation Group Steering Committee.
  • Lauren Schaefer Lauren Schaefer

    Beck Reed Riden LLP | Litigation Associate

    Lauren Schaefer represents corporate and individual clients in complex commercial litigation. Lauren specializes in trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation.
  • Jim Vaughn Jim Vaughn

    iDiscovery Solutions | Managing Director

    James D. Vaughn, a Managing Director of iDiscovery Solutions (iDS), is a court-recognized expert who has given testimony in nearly 70 cases involving topics such as evidence preservation, documentation of events, and computer forensic methodologies and procedures. In addition to being an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Mr. Vaughn is certified by the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) as a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE).
  • Erik Weibust Erik Weibust

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP | Partner

    Erik is co-chair of Seyfarth Shaw’s Boston office Litigation Department. He has a national litigation practice, representing companies of all sizes and in various industries throughout the United States in high-stakes commercial litigation involving theft of trade secrets, breach of restrictive covenant agreements, employee raiding, breach of fiduciary duty and the duty of loyalty, and unfair competition.
  • Neal Weinrich Neal Weinrich

    Berman Fink Van Horn, P.C. | Shareholder

    Neal F. Weinrich is a shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn. Neal’s practice focuses on resolving business disputes through litigation, arbitration, and mediation.
  • Rosemarie R. Wilk-Orescan Rosemarie R. Wilk-Orescan

    Novo Nordisk, Inc. | Sr. Counsel – IP, Legal & Corporate Affairs

  • Robert Williams Robert Williams

    Bird & Bird | Partner

    Robert is one of the team's prominent practitioners, with particular experience of complex IP strategy & disputes and advising clients from a range of IP rich industries.
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