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Coming Events

Location

Virtual

Credits

Each Session is eligible for 90 minutes of CLE where applicable

Registration

Fee: $395/Members $695/Non-Members Ask about special rates for Gov't, Corporate and Student Members

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2020 Trade Secret Law Summit - Virtual


2020 Trade Secret Law Summit

Strengthen your trade secret skills with our online program.



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In light of the global health crisis and to prioritize the well being and safety of the IP community we have transformed the Trade Secret Law Summit experience. 

For the first time in this event's history, we are switching to an immersive virtual experience. The 2020 Trade Secret Law Summit will be presented in four easy-to-schedule-around sessions that you can join from your computer or mobile device. 

Join us every Wednesday afternoon starting August 12 continuing through September 2, 2020, to get an edge over your competition as we explore topics related to trade secret law and earn plenty of CLE credit along the way.


Who Should Come

Beginning practitioners and experienced practitioners that want to improve their trade secret law skills. 


Who Will Be Speaking?

Our speakers are thought-leaders in trade secret law. View our full list of speakers at the bottom of this page.

 

Topics We Cover

Session 1 (August 12)
What You Need to Know About Ex Parte Seizures under the DTSA
Litigation Funding in Trade Secrets Cases

Session 2 (August 19)
Judicial Perspectives on Trade Secret Matters
Legislative and Judicial Trends in Trade Secret Law

Session 3 (August 26)
Proving Damages in Trade Secret Litigation
Arbitration and Jury Trials in Trades Secrets Disputes

Session 4 (September 2)
Forensics and Artificial Intelligence in Trade Secret Protection and Litigation
Ethics in Trade Secret Investigations and Litigation


Event Schedule

Format is weekly webinar event, with educational programming starting at 2PM on Wednesdays leading into a networking event at 3:30PM (Eastern Standard Time).

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Registration Options

  • Purchase all programs in the Summit series at a discounted package rate ($395 Member/$695 Non-member). FULL PACKAGE REGISTRATION

OR

  • Register to attend an individual session ($99 Member/$249 Non-member). Register for individual programs using the links below:

This online event series is not included in All Access Pass subscriptions.

 

Speakers

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    Proskauer | Partner

    John P. Barry is Head of Weil’s Employment Litigation Practice Group. He is a well-regarded trial lawyer and corporate counselor who has more than 25 years of experience advising companies and their executives, directors, and HR leaders on sensitive and significant employment law issues in the courtroom, boardroom, enforcement, and transactional contexts.
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    FTI Consulting | Senior Managing Director

    Brent Bersin is a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment of FTI Consulting.
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    Greenfield LLC | Partner

    Dave is Of Counsel, Greenfield LLP, a Silicon Valley business litigation firm. He is a trial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience handling patent infringement, trade secret and numerous other technology-focused litigations. Before coming to Greenfield, Dave was an equity partner in the IP litigation departments at several AmLaw 100 firms. He has successfully tried numerous patent litigations to favorable jury verdict. Dave also is a frequent speaker on trade secrets, including a recent Webinar sponsored by the NYC Bar Association titled New York and California Trade Secrets Litigations: Differences and Best Practices.
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    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati | Partner

    Amy Candido is a trial lawyer who focuses on high-stakes, complex intellectual property matters. She has extensive experience litigating patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and other IP in “bet the company” cases nationwide on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Amy has tried numerous jury and bench trials, securing courtroom victories in a variety of difficult cases. Her trial victories include The National Law Journal’s Top Verdict of 2014 and three complete defense verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas.
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    Paul Hasting LLP | Partner

    Victoria A. Cundiff is a partner at Paul Hastings resident in New York, where she is a leader of the Firm’s nationally ranked global trade secrets litigation practice. She works with clients in industries including technology, software, media, financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and sales and distribution organizations. She has tried trade secrets and related commercial and intellectual property disputes throughout the United States and before a variety of arbitration and mediation tribunals.
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    Berman Fink Van Horn PC | Shareholder

    A Shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn, Lea counsels companies regarding disputes that arise in every day operations.
  • Farrell, William Farrell, Jr., William P.

    Longford Capital Management, LP | Managing Director and General Counsel

    Bill is responsible for the overall operations of Longford Capital, with a particular focus on transaction sourcing, investment selection, and portfolio management.
  • Feldman, Jeffrey D. 200x200 Feldman, Jeff

    Trailblazer | Partner and Co-Founder

    Jeff maintains an active trial and appellate practice, focusing on complex civil and criminal matters.
  • Fink, Benjamin

    Berman Fink Van Horn, P.C. | Shareholder

    Benjamin Fink (Restrictive Covenant Litigation) is a shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia. His practice focuses on business and commercial litigation with an emphasis on competition-related disputes, including non-competes and trade secrets. A published author on restrictive covenants, he blogs regularly on noncompete and trade secret topics (www.bfvlaw.com/blogs). In addition to this publication, he has also co-authored a Practice Note on Georgia Confidentiality, Nondisclosure and Non-Solicitation Agreements for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law.
  • Galli Photo Galli, Nicole

    Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC | Founder

    Nicole D. Galli focuses her practice on commercial litigation, including all forms of intellectual property (IP) litigation, and IP counseling, especially regarding trade secret protection.
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    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | Partner

    Jake draws upon his unique blend of experience. He has carried out Internet enforcement actions involving cybercrime, fraud, and deceptive activity; brand violations; intellectual property infringement; trade secrets; and cybersecurity breaches.
  • Humphrey, Scott

    Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP | Partner

    Scott Humphrey is the Chair of Benesch’s Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants and Unfair Competition Practice Group. He has extensive 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, and insurance disputes.
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    Littler Mendelson | Shareholder

    Among his notable successes, Scott secured injunctions enforcing non-compete agreements in three consecutive cases involving quantitative analysts in the high frequency trading industry.
  • Morton, Mindy 200x200 Morton, Mindy

    Procopio | Partner

    Mindy’s practice focuses on internet and intellectual property litigation. She litigates cutting-edge cases at the intersection of technology and free speech issues.
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    Ankura | Senior Managing Director

    Rick Ostiller is a Senior Managing Director and leads Ankura’s Northern California forensic accounting practice. Rick has provided accounting and financial consulting services to attorneys and corporate clients in numerous industries. He has testified in several venues, and has extensive experience with high profile investigative projects, damages calculations, lost profits analyses, and other cost analysis studies. He is a CPA in California.
  • Pelletier, Dean Pelletier, Dean A.

    Pelletier Law | Founder

    Dean has been practicing IP law for 25 years and focuses on leveraging patents and trade secrets. Dean’s litigation, trial and appellate experience includes experience in federal and state courts and at the ITC.
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    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).
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    Burns & Levinson LLP | Partner

    Mark Schonfeld concentrates his practice in complex business and intellectual property litigation, especially protection of corporate intellectual property through effective methods of trademark, copyright and patent litigation.
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    McDermott Will & Emery | Partner

    Michael J. Sheehan concentrates his practice on employment litigation with a focus on prosecuting and defending unfair competition litigation involving large scale raiding, inevitable disclosure of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty and non-compete agreements.
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    Bentham IMF | Investment Manager, Legal Counsel

    Stephanie Southwick is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel for Bentham IMF.
  • vaughn_-_website_200x200 Vaughn, Jim

    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).
  • Weil_Michael_200 Weil, Michael D.

    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP | Partner

    Michael Weil represents employers in a wide range of employment disputes, with a focus on class and representative actions asserting multimillion dollars in damages and high stakes noncompete, employee mobility, and trade secrets matters arising from a variety of industries, including life sciences, technology, retail, and financial services, throughout the United States.
  • Witz_James_200x200 Witz, James

    Littler Mendelson | Shareholder | Co-Chair, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Practice Group

    James M. Witz is a trial lawyer who has experience with a wide range of employment issues.
  • Wu, Wendy 200x200 Wu, Wendy T.

    Pacific Intelligence & Cyber | Principal

    Wendy Wu is a recognized national expert in cybercrime and data breach response, information security, digital forensics, and intellectual property protection.
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