2019 Trade Secret Law Summit - New York, NY
March 21 to 22, 2019
New York City, New York, United States
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
Panel: 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
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:
Nuvectra Corp. | EVP & General Counsel
Beck Reed Riden LLP | FounderRussell 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.
Elbit Systems of America | General Counsel
Brown Brothers Harriman | Senior Vice President
Stephen Y. Chow, Esq.
Hsuanyeh Law Group PC | Managing AttorneySteve is a leader in the development of intellectual property, information privacy and electronic commerce law.
John P. Davis
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC | Executive Director, Employment CounselJohn is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Employment Law group.
Fisher & Philips LLP | PartnerMichael 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.
Berman Fink Van Horn, P.C. | ShareholderBenjamin 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.
Sullivan Strickler LLC | Director of Forensics and DisputesGreg 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.
Epstein Becker & Green P.C. | Member of the FirmRobert 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
Hanzo, Inc. | Senior Account Executive, EDiscoveryEvan 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.
American Express | Counsel, IP Law & Strategy
Seyfarth Shaw LLP | PartnerMr. 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.
Crowell & Moring LLP | PartnerMark litigates complex commercial, intellectual property, and antitrust cases.
Jordan Rae Kelly
FTI Consulting | Senior Managing DirectorJordan 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.
Lockheed Martin Corporation | Director and Associate General Counsel
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Special Agent in ChargeHe has served as the FBI's Legal Attache' in Athens, Greece, and was a Supervisor on the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Bailey Cavalieri LLC | MemberJohn’s commercial litigation practice concentrates on trade secrets litigation and the enforcement of non-competes throughout the United States.
Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Institute | General Counsel and Vice President of LegalJulie McCarthy joined the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) in September 2014 as General Counsel and Vice-President of Legal.
Crowell & Moring LLP | CounselJulia 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 PLC | FounderJames 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).
Crowell & Moring LLP | PartnerGabriel 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.
Beck Reed Riden LLP | Litigation AssociateLauren Schaefer represents corporate and individual clients in complex commercial litigation. Lauren specializes in trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation.
iDiscovery Solutions | Managing DirectorJames 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).
Seyfarth Shaw LLP | PartnerErik 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.
Berman Fink Van Horn, P.C. | ShareholderNeal 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
Novo Nordisk, Inc. | Sr. Counsel – IP, Legal & Corporate Affairs
Bird & Bird | PartnerRobert 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.