Trade Secrets Symposium 2023

Monday & Tuesday, December 11 & 12, 2023 | 9:00 am – 1:25 pm

Format: Webinar

Program Co-Chair:
Miguel A. Lopez

Program Co-Chair:
Abraham (Avi) Y. Skoff
Moses & Singer LLP

  • This two-day program, focusing on trade secret law, will examine some of an organization’s most valuable assets, from cutting edge technologies to profit-enhancing improvements and beyond. The first half-day session will cover the fundamentals of trade secret law and the laws governing the creation, identification, and protection of trade secrets – including the drafting of agreements governing trade secret use and remedies for misappropriation. The second half-day session will be a more in depth analysis of trade secrets litigation, mega-verdicts, and recent federal enforcement of restrictive covenant agreements deemed to be violations of the antitrust laws. The panels will include esteemed judges, in-house counsel, representatives from government agencies and top practitioners examining both the plaintiff and defense-side of the law. IP lawyers, employment lawyers, general counsel and executives should attend.

    Program Fee:
    Both Days: $499 for Members | $599 for Nonmembers
    Per Day: $299 for Members | $399 for Nonmembers
    In-House Counsel (Both Days): Free for Members | $529 for Nonmembers
    In-House Counsel (Per Day): Free for Members | $329 for Nonmembers

    Note: Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Eric Albrecht
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industry

    Jonathan Barbee
    MoloLamken LLP

    John P. Barry
    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

    Russell Beck
    Beck Reed Riden LLP

    Neal C. Belgam
    Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP

    Larissa C. Bergin
    Jones Day

    David Bomzer
    Cantor Colburn

    Kimberly E. Carson
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

    David J. Clark
    Epstein Becker Green P.C.

    Victoria A. Cundiff
    Chair Sedona Conference WG12 on Trade Secrets

    Jeanine Conley Daves
    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Richard B. Friedman
    Richard Friedman PLLC

    Benjamin I. Fink
    Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

    Nicholas Groombridge
    Founder, Groombridge, Wu, Baughman & Stone LLP

    Dawn Hall
    Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

    Robert P. Haney Jr.
    Foley Hoag LLP

    David Herrington
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

    Steven M. Kayman
    Rottenberg Lipman Rich, P.C.

    Richard Kurz
    Haug Partners

    James H. McQuade
    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

    Mindy Morton
    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

    Ann-Elizabeth Ostrager
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

    Peter Rahbar 
    The Rahbar Group, PLLC

    S. Preston Ricardo
    Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP

    Carolyn B. Rincon
    Marsh McLennan

    Lynn M. Russo
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP


  • Day 1

    9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Trade Secrets Overview: Elements & Liability
    Panel Leader: Preston Ricardo
    Panelists: David J. Clark & Mindy Morton

    10:00 am – 10:05 am

    10:05 am – 11:05 am
    Trade Secrets Overview: Identification
    Panel Leader: Robert P. Haney, Jr.
    Panelist: Neal C. Belgam & Jeanine Conley Daves

    11:05 am – 11:20 am

    11:20 am – 12:20 pm
    Drafting Restrictive Covenants & Agreements to Protect Trade Secrets
    Panel Leader: Peter Rahbar Panelists: Steven M. Kayman, Miguel A. Lopez & Carolyn B. Rincon

    12:20 pm – 12:25 pm

    12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
    Trade Secrets: The Year in Review
    Panel Leaders: Victoria Cundiff & Abraham Y. Skoff
    Panelist: James Pooley

    Day 2

    9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Know Your Worth: Assessing Damages in Trade Secret & Non-Compete Disputes
    Panel Leader: Victoria Cundiff
    Panelists: Nicholas Groombridge & Dawn Hall

    10:00 am – 10:05 am

    10:05 am – 11:05 am
    Ethical Issues in Trade Secret Cases
    Panel Leader: Richard B. Friedman
    Panelists: Kimberly E. Carson, David H. Herrington, James H. McQuade & Ann-Elizabeth Ostrager

    11:05 am – 11:20 am

    11:20 am – 12:20 pm
    Trade Secrets & Patent Law
    Panel Leader: Eric Albrecht
    Panelists: David Bomzer, Richard Kurz, Jonathan Barbee & Lynn M. Russo

    12:20 pm – 12:25 pm

    12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
    Navigating Non-Compete Bans in New York
    Panel Leader: Russell Beck
    Panelists: John P. Barry, Larissa C. Bergin & Benjamin I. Fink

  • Both Days

    New York: 8.0 Total: 4.0 Professional Practice; 3.0 Skills & 1.0 Ethics
    California: 8.0 Total: 7.0 General & 1.0 Ethics
    New Jersey: 9.6 Total: 8.4 General & 1.2 Professional Responsibility
    Pennsylvania: 8.0 Total: 7.0 General & 1.0 Professional Responsibility

    Day 1 Only

    New York: 4.0 Total: 3.0 Professional Practice; 1.0 Skills
    California: 4.0 General
    New Jersey: 4.8 General
    Pennsylvania: 4.0 General

    Day 2 Only

    New York: 4.0 Total: 1.0 Professional Practice; 2.0 Skills & 1.0 Ethics
    California: 4.0 Total: 3.0 General & 1.0 Ethics
    New Jersey: 4.8 Total: 3.6 General & 1.2 Professional Responsibility
    Pennsylvania: 4.0 Total: 3.0 General & 1.0 Professional Responsibility

  • Thanks You To Our Sponsors:
    Gold Sponsor:

    Silver Sponsor:

    Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Trade Secrets, Miguel A. Lopez & Abraham (Avi) Y. Skoff, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |