(Webcast) Navigating the Law of Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants

Monday & Tuesday, December 12 & 13, 2022 | 9:00 am – 1:15 pm

Program Co-Chair:
Jeanine Conley Daves
Littler Mendelson, P.C.

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.

  • Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron
    United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

    Adam R. Alper
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP

    John P. Barry
    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

    Russell Beck
    Beck Reed Riden LLP

    Neal C. Belgam
    Smith Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP

    Jonathan Berschadsky
    Merchant & Gould P.C.

    David Bomzer
    Cantor Colburn LLP

    Amy H. Candido
    Wilson Sonsini

    Kimberly E. Carson
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

    David J. Clark
    Epstein Becker Green P.C.

    Victoria A. Cundiff
    Paul Hastings LLP

    Michael W. DeVries
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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

    Richard B. Friedman
    Richard Friedman PLLC

    Dawn Rice Hall
    Senior Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, FTI Consulting

    Robert P. Haney Jr.
    Foley Hoag LLP

    David H. Herrington
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

    Camilla A. Hrdy
    Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Akron School of Law

    Taleah Jennings
    Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

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

    Rich Kurz
    Haug Partners LLP

    Kenneth S. Leonetti
    Foley Hoag LLP

    Judge Lewis J. Liman
    United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

    James H. McQuade
    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

    Rosa M. Morales
    Crowell & Moring LLP

    Peter Rahbar
    The Rahbar Group, PLLC

    Preston Ricardo
    Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe  LLP

    Brian C. Riopelle
    McGuireWoods LLP

    John Siegel

    Erik W. Weibust
    Epstein Becker Green, P.C.

  • Day 1

    9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Trade Secrets Overview: Elements and Liability
    Panel Leader: Abraham (Avi)  Y. Skoff
    David J. Clark, Camilla A. Hrdy & Taleah Jennings

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

    11:05 am – 11:10 am

    11:10 am – 12:10 pm 
    Drafting Restrictive Covenants and Agreements to Protect Trade Secrets
    Panel Leader: Peter Rahbar
    Panelists: Jonathan Berschadsky , David Bomzer , Steven M. Kayman  & Rich Kurz

    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm 
    Know Your Worth: Assessing Damages in Trade Secret and Non-compete Disputes
    Panel Leaders: Victoria A. Cundiff & Dawn Rice Hall
    Panelists: Amy H. Candido & Erik W. Weibust

    Day 2

    9:00 am – 10:00 am 
    Litigating Trade Secret Cases:  Views From the Bench
    Panel Leaders: S. Preston Ricardo & Abraham (Avi)  Y. Skoff
     Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron & Judge Lewis J. Liman

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

    11:05 am – 11:10 am 

    11:10 am – 12:10 pm 
    What happens if the Federal Government Restricts Restrictive Covenants?
    Panel Leader: Russell Beck
    John P. Barry, Benjamin I. Fink  & Rosa M. Morales

    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm 
    Panel Leader: John Siegel
    Panelists: Adam R. Alper , Michael  W. DeVries & Brian C. Riopelle

  • Both Days

    New York: 8.0 Total Credits: 4.0 Professional Practice, 3.0 Skills & 1.0 Ethics
    New Jersey: 7.0 General & 1.0 Ethics
    California: 9.6 Total Credits: 8.4 General & 1.2 Professional Responsibility
    Pennsylvania: 8.0 Total Credits: 7.0 General & 1.0 Professional Responsibility
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

    Day 1 Only

    New York: 4.0 Total Credits: 2.0 Professional Practice & 2.0 Skills
    New Jersey: 4.8 General
    California: 4.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 4.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

    Day 2 Only

    New York: 4.0 Total Credits: 2.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Skills & 1.0 Ethics
    New Jersey: 4.8 Total Credits: 3.6 General & 1.2 Professional Responsibility
    California: 4.0 Total Credits: 3.0 General & 1.0 Ethics
    Pennsylvania: 4.0 Total Credits: 3.0 General & 1.0 Professional Responsibility
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Thank You To Our Sponsors:

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    Silver Sponsor:

    Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Trade Secrets, Jeanine Conley Daves & Abraham (Avi) Y. Skoff, Co-Chairs

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