Law Seminars International Presents:

An Advanced One-Day Seminar on

Trade Secrets

An up-to-date deep dive into the current status of trade secret enforcement and litigation

May 4, 2018

Los Angeles, CA

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Program Overview

Who Should Order

In-house and private attorneys, business executives, consultants and others interested in protecting and maximizing the value of their trade secrets and patents

Why You Should Order

This year's trade secret conference brings together a number of top-quality and high-profile speakers who have been involved in nearly all of the largest trade secrets cases in recent history. They will address a wide range of subjects within this growing area of law, on both the civil and criminal sides, and including both technical issues and overarching strategy and jury considerations.

The grand finale will be a distinguished panel of in-house lawyers from technology, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing companies to discuss best practices for avoiding claims, the fundamental challenges posed by the decision of whether to protect information using patent or trade secret law, and how to handle trade secret challenges as they arise, among other timely subjects.

Lunch will be provided, and the seminar will conclude with a cocktail reception for attendees and speakers. We look forward to seeing you there.

~ Brent Caslin, Esq. of Jenner & Block LLP and Eric W. Hagen, Esq. of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Program Co-Chairs

What You Will Learn

  • ~ DTSA's impact, including case law trends
  • ~ An update on Golden State's sometimes different trade secret rules
  • ~ Forensics in trade secret cases: Tactics and strategies
  • ~ Strategy decisions in a trade secret theft scenario
  • ~ Criminal prosecutions for trade secret theft: Red flags in your organization
  • ~ How best to choose patent vs. trade secret protection

What Attendees Said

  • "All presenters were very up to date on recent developments/emerging issues and tried to set up material in a useful, "real world" manner."
  • "Speakers knowledgeable, and seminar on the whole worth while!"
  • "Enjoyed discussion & exchange between the panelists"
  • "Very strong seminar overall. Thank you."

Friday, May 04, 2018

8:30 am

Registration Opens

9:00 am

Introduction & Overview

Brent Caslin, Esq. , Program Co-Chair
Jenner & Block LLP / Los Angeles, CA

Eric W. Hagen, Esq. , Program Co-Chair
McDermott Will & Emery LLP / Los Angeles, CA

9:15 am

Defend Trade Secret Act (DTSA) as It Approaches Its Second Birthday

DTSA's impact, including case law trends, the impact of the statute on the inevitable disclosure doctrine, and the DTSA's much-debated ex parte seizure provision

David Almeling, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP / San Francisco, CA

DTSA's impact, including case law trends, the impact of the statute on the inevitable disclosure doctrine, and the DTSA's much-debated but apparently irrelevant ex parte seizure provision

Natalie A. Bennett, Esq.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP / Washington, DC

10:15 am

California's Unique Approach

An update on differences in the Golden State's trade secret rules, including those related to employee mobility, trade secret disclosures, the CFAA, and the inevitable disclosure doctrine

Peter E. Gratzinger, Esq.
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP / Los Angeles, CA

10:45 am


11:00 am

Forensics in Trade Secret Cases

Professionals with experience on several recent high-profile cases discuss the importance of forensics in trade secret matters, including the value a forensics examination can bring, joint protocols, forensic tactics and strategies, and common pitfalls

Andrew Crain, Esq. , VP of Forensics and Collections
Discovia / San Francisco, CA

David R. Singer, Esq.
Jenner & Block LLP / Los Angeles, CA

12:00 pm

Lunch (provided)

1:15 pm

Strategy Decisions in a Trade Secret Theft Scenario

The most important decisions: Whether to pursue a civil case; considerations that go into a criminal referral; where to consider bringing a claim; handicapping preliminary relief; jury and case themes; and others

Brandon Pace, Esq. , Senior Vice President, Legal
LendingClub / San Francisco, CA

Richard L. Stone, Esq.
Jenner & Block LLP / Los Angeles, CA

Mark Gerard , President and Senior Jury Consultant
The Litigation Group / Newport Beach, CA

2:30 pm

Criminal Prosecutions for Trade Secret Theft

A former top prosecutor discusses recent criminal prosecutions of misappropriation claims: Have enforcement priorities changed? Are there any trends? What activities should be throwing up red flags in your organization?

Eileen M. Decker, Esq.
UCLA School of Law / Los Angeles, CA

3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Wrap Up: How Best to Choose Patent vs. Trade Secret Protection

Outside and in-house counsel from different industries work through the practical conflicts and factors to consider

Eric W. Hagen, Esq. , Program Co-Chair, Moderator
McDermott Will & Emery LLP / Los Angeles, CA

Shannon Hansen, Esq. , Division VP and Associate General Counsel
Abbott Diabetes Care / Alameda, CA

Shane Lunceford, Esq. , Associate General Counsel
LendingClub / San Francisco, CA

Tom Triggs, Esq. , Chief Legal Officer
Belkin International, Inc. / Playa Vista, CA

Allison Buchner, Esq. , General Counsel
Dollar Shave Club / Marina Del Rey, CA

5:00 pm

Evaluations and Reception for Faculty and Attendees

Sponsored by Jenner & Block LLP and McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Faculty Bios

Brent Caslin, Brent Caslin, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Jenner & Block LLP. He has played a leading role in several of the most prominent recent trade secret matters and, in 2017, received a prestigious California Lawyer "Attorney of the Year" (CLAY) award in the trade secret category.

Eric W. Hagen, Eric W. Hagen, Program Co-Chair, serves as leader of the Trade Secrets Practice at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. He has represented clients in the life sciences, smartphone, disk drive, semiconductor, advertising, financial services, apparel, sports and entertainment industries.

David Almeling, David Almeling, partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP, is one of the country's leading attorneys in trade secret law. He has represented clients in matters that span the full range of trade secret and employee mobility issues.

Natalie A. Bennett Natalie A. Bennett is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She focuses her practice on intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent infringement and trade secret litigation.

Allison Buchner Allison Buchner is General Counsel for the Dollar Shave Club. She is responsible for managing Dollar Shave Club's legal, regulatory and compliance risks while providing strategic advice to across all business functions.

Andrew Crain, Andrew Crain, VP of Forensics and Collections at Discovia. His experience includes theft of trade secrets, spoliation of evidence, internal investigations, employment disputes, government/regulatory inquiries, and fraud.

Eileen M. Decker Eileen M. Decker joined the faculty at UCLA School of Law after serving as the United States Attorney for the Central District of California. In that role, she served on the Cyber/Intellectual Property Attorney General Advisory Committee.

Mark Gerard Mark Gerard is President and Senior Jury Consultant for The Litigation Group. He has provided jury communications research on a range of high profile civil cases.

Peter E. Gratzinger Peter E. Gratzinger is Of Counsel at Munger Tolles & Olson LLP. He focuses on representing technology and entertainment clients in intellectual property, antitrust and commercial disputes.

Shannon Hansen Shannon Hansen is Division VP and Associate General Counsel at Abbott Diabetes Care. Before joining Abbott, she served as the Associate Solicitor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Shane Lunceford, Shane Lunceford, Associate General Counsel, is the head of intellectual property at LendingClub. Prior to entering the legal field, Shane worked as a web developer, network engineer, and technical instructor.

Brandon Pace Brandon Pace is Senior Vice President, Legal for LendingClub. Prior to joining LendingClub, he was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for eBay where he had global responsibility for asset protection and technology transactions.

David R. Singer, David R. Singer, partner at Jenner & Block LLP, focuses on media and entertainment litigation. He has represented major motion picture studios, broadcast and cable networks, live entertainment promoters, and technology companies.

Richard L. Stone Richard L. Stone is co-chair of the Antitrust and Competition Law Practice at Jenner & Block LLP. He represents companies engaged in the entertainment, communications, internet, high technology, transportation and retail industries.

Tom Triggs Tom Triggs serves as the Chief Legal Officer for Belkin International, Inc. He joined the company from Sullivan & Triggs LLP, a boutique corporate law firm.

Continuing Education Credits

Live credits: Law Seminars International is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for 6.25 California MCLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for, or help you apply for, CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.