2022 Trade Secret Summit

2022 Trade Secret Summit

December 8 to 9, 2022


Offices of Meland Budwick
3200 Southeast Financial Center, 200 South Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, Florida, United States



Up to 570 Minutes CLE


Fee: Member: $495 | Non Member: $895 | Student: $55 | Government/Junior: $199 | Solo/Small Firm: $395

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Please join the AIPLA Trade Secret Committee for the 2022 Trade Secret Summit, which is being held December 8-9, 2022 in Miami, FL.

The AIPLA Trade Secret Summit is the leading trade secret conference in the nation, with speakers from across the spectrum of private practitioners, in-house counsel, government, and academia, as well as fantastic networking opportunities. CLE credits will be available and topics this year are expected to include

The extended booking deadline to qualify for the group block rate is NOVEMBER 14th!

Book here: https://book.passkey.com/e/50365406

Registration Rates: See box on the left.

We are pleased to offer discounted rates for in-house corporate practitioners: $199 for AIPLA Members, $399 for Non-members. Corporate In-House Practitioners must register using the Corporate Registration Form (click the form title link).

Draft Agenda - subject to change  - See below


Thursday, December 8

• 8-8:30AM – Registration & Breakfast

• 8:30-8:45AM – Introduction

• 8:45-9:45AM – Legislative Update

  • Ben Fink (Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.),
  • Jennifer Bullock (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP),
  • Neal Weinrich (Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.)

• 9:45-10:45AM – Best Practices for Trade Secret Identification in Litigation

  • Mark Klapow (Crowell & Moring LLP)
  • Mareesa Frederick (Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP),
  • Bryan Browning (Whirlpool)

• 10:45-11AM – Break

• 11AM-12:30PM – The Changing Shape of Trade Secret Trials: What You Need to Know to Prepare and Try Today’s Trade Secret Cases -

  • John Marsh (Bailey Cavalieri LLC),
  • Nicole Galli (ND Galli Law LLC),
  • Scott Humphrey (Benesch),
  • Michael Biek (DecisionQuest),
  • Ann Greely (DecisionQuest)

• 12:30-1:30PM – Lunch (provided)

• 1:30-2:30PM – Arbitration of Noncompete and Trade Secrets Disputes

  • Michael Weil (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP),
  • Cathy Lui (Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP),
  • Paven Malhotra (Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP)

• 2:30-3:30PM – Recent Innovations in Trade Secret Protection Technologies and Forensics

  • Alex Meier (Seyfarth Shaw LLP),
  • Lea Dearing (Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.)
  • Jim Vaughn (iDiscovery)

• 3:30-4:30PM – Damages in Trade Secret Cases --

  • Chris Gerardi (Charles River Associates),
  • John Bone (Stout Risius Ross, LLC),
  • David Bohrer (Axiom Law)
  • Marcus Mintz (Seyfarth Shaw)


Friday, December 9

• 8:30-9:00AM - Breakfast

• 9:00 -10:00AM – Protecting AI-generated Inventions as Trade Secrets

  • Erik Weibust (Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.),
  • Dean Pelletier (Pelletier Law, LLC),
  • Catherine Tornabene (Aurora)

• 10-10:15AM – Break 

• 10:15 - 11:15AM – Criminal and Government Investigations of Trade Secret Theft -

  • Eric Ostroff (Meland Budwick P.A.),
  • Jim Thompson (Benesch),
  • Dan Levy (Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.)

• 11:15AM -12:15 PM – Exploring the Contours of What is a Trade Secret: A deep dive on confidential information vs. trade secrets, employee’s general skill and knowledge vs. an employer’s trade secrets, and their role in the enforcement of restrictive covenants

  • Mindy Morton (Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP)
  • John Marsh (Bailey Cavalieri LLC)
  • Jim Gale (Cozen O’Connor LLP),
  • Russell Beck (Beck Reed Riden LLP) 

• 12:15-12:30PM – Conclusion


Thank you to all our sponsors!

Also special thanks to our Speaker Dinner Sponsor:

Omni Bridgeway

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