5/10 - PM Concurrent Track 2 - Trade Secrets

May 10, 2023 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM


Grand Ballroom II

2:00 - 2:45 PM

Contamination and Deletion and Spoliation, Oh My! Avoiding litigation and managing unwanted trade secrets during the onboarding process. 

Speaker:  Seth Gerber, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Los Angeles


Trade Secrets and Copyright:  Challenges of allowing secret and protected registration

Speaker: Franklin Graves, HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN


2:45 - 3:00 PM COFFEE BREAK


3:00 - 3:45 PM

Protecting Your Trade Secrets Overseas: What you need to know and do to safeguard them

Speaker: Sreekar Gadde, Blue Tree Capital Group, Pittsburgh, PA


The Changing Shape of Trade Secret Trials: What you need to know to prepare for and try today’s trade secrets cases.


Amy Candido, Wilson Sonsini, San Francisco, CA
Michael Biek, DecisionQuest, State College, PA


Hosted by: Trade Secret Law Committee


  • Gerber_Seth_200 Gerber, Seth

    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius | Partner

    Seth M. Gerber is a partner with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Century City, California. His trial practice focuses on trade secrets and non-compete litigation. Mr. Gerber has practiced extensively in both state and federal courts, and he has jury and bench trial, arbitration, and appellate experience.
  • Candido, Amy 200x200 Candido, Amy

    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.
  • Gadde, Sreekar

    Blue Tree Capital Group | Executive Director

    Sree is a Managing Partner for BlueTree VC, a Series A investment fund headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. As Managing Partner, he leverages his background in engineering, law, and business to assist portfolio companies to efficiently use their capital to bring solutions for unresolved need in large markets. This involves mentoring portfolio companies to manage their capital runways as they balance spending to bring solutions to market.
  • Biek, Michael

    DecisionQuest | Director, Northeast Division

    Dr. Michael Biek has over 28 years of experience as a trial consultant, and he has advised clients in over 800 cases. His work includes pre-trial studies, which help attorneys develop case themes, and statistical studies in support of venue motions and jury selections. Dr. Biek is an adept courtroom strategist, and he often advises clients throughout trial in order to help them with their arguments before triers of fact.
  • Graves, Franklin

    HCA Healthcare | Technology Counsel

    Franklin Graves is an in-house technology, IP, and media law attorney in Nashville, TN and Tech Counsel for HCA Healthcare. He is a graduate of Belmont University College of Law (J.D.), and Samford University (B.A.). He is a former Young Lawyer Fellow and Young Lawyer Council member with the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL). Franklin currently serves as co-chair of the ABA-IPL’s Copyright and Emerging Technology Committee.