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Sandpiper: Hot Topics in Trade Secrets Protection, Enforcement, and Litigation 2024

February 14, 2024
New York, NY

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Conference Center
1285 Avenue of the Americas

Data Vortex Stream

The Stakes Are Greater Than Ever With the Continuing Explosion of Cases

This is a “watershed” year to attend our 7th Annual Conference. Action is percolating on many fronts.  The distinguished group of panelists we have assembled are all involved in cutting edge trade secrets matters.  They will provide a comprehensive analysis of the latest trends and developments.

The federal, magistrate judges and state judge on the panel have handled a large number of trade secrets cases. The Judges’ panel will explain the latest rulings and practices.  The FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office have seen an uptick in cases too.  Also our panelists from firms and companies will share their perspectives and insights on the latest case law and what it means as well as what best practices they are seeing for protecting sensitive information.

In The Spotlight:  New Damages Theories, Recent Cases

The panel of damages experts will explain new damages theories of causation, “unjust enrichment claims”, apportioning damages, and “undisclosed value.” The new theories are becoming more common.  Key recent cases we will examine include: Syntel v. Trizetto; Appian v. Pegasystems; Versata v Ford; Motorola v. Hytera; Masimo v. Apple; Epic Systems v. TCS; PPG Industries, Inv. v. Jiangsu Tie Mao Glass Co.; Advanced Fluid Systems v. Huber; Olaplex v. L’Oreal

Key topics include defining trade secrets, using AI in discovery, research as well as cybersecurity and trade secrets; managing the risk of departing employees, patent vs trade secrets issues; and restrictions on enforcement of employee non-solicitation, non-compete agreements. The panel will also discuss practical issues, company counsel confronted every day: protection of trade secrets, reasonable efforts and the importance of contracts.

Sarah L. Cave, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York, New York
Hon. Loretta A. Preska, United States District Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York, New York
Hon. Charles E. Ramos, Former Senior Judge, Commercial Division, New York Supreme Court; Co-Founder, Ramos & Artal LLC, New York
Hon. Saliann Scarpulla, Justice, Appellate Division, First Department, New York Supreme Court, New York
Katherine C. Reilly, Co-Chief, Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, New York
Steven J. Shapiro, C-12 Squad Supervisor, Brooklyn Queens RA, FBI, New York

OTHER FACULTY MEMBERS include top law firm litigators, in-house counsel, consulting experts:
Russell Beck, Partner, Beck Reed Riden LLP, Boston, MA
April Lindauer, General Counsel, Carta, New York
Steven M. Kayman, Member of the Firm, Rottenberg Lipman Rich, P.C., New York (Co-Moderator)
Daniel M. McGavock, Vice President, Practice Leader of Intellectual Property, Charles River Associates, Chicago
Harris Mufson, Partner, Co-Chair, Whistleblower Team, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York
Kenneth J. Nachbar, Senior Partner, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE
Mary Pennisi, Senior Counsel & Employment Law Vice President, Litigation, SS&C Technologies, New York
Dan Roffman, Vice President, Forensic Services, Charles River Associates, Washington, D.C.
Liza M. Velazquez, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York (Co-Moderator)
Baldo Vinti, Partner, Head IP Litigation, Proskauer, New York
Mary Therese Weber, Labor and Employment Counsel, IBM, Armonk, NY

Meet the presenters