Sponsorship & Speaking Engagement

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

April 30, 2024
San Francisco, CA

Morrison & Foerster Conference Center
425 Market Street

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Join us for our complimentary, invitation-only briefing where expert panelists will discuss key topics, including defining trade secrets, using AI in discovery, 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 that company counsel may confront every day, including protection of trade secrets, reasonable efforts, and the importance of contracts. The program will feature a variety of interactive discussions designed to provide practical advice on maximizing value while minimizing risks throughout the trade secret life cycle, including the following topics:

  • Judicial Perspectives on Trade Secrets Law and Practice
  • Criminal Prosecution of Trade Secrets Theft
  • Update on regulatory and legislative developments – FTC, NLRB, new state laws
  • Non-disclosure agreements, and non-solicitation agreements prohibited in California, and in many states
  • Unanswered questions on California state Non-Competition Law since the 2024 charges
  • Enforcing non-competes and other restrictive covenants
  • Recent case law developments concerning restrictive covenants
  • Employment and labor best practices
  • Trade Secret Protection
  • Cybersecurity risks; tools to detect internal and external threats, confidentiality and reputational concerns
  • What to do when there’s been a theft or one is suspected?
  • Avoiding being accused of misappropriation
  • AI: understanding the relevance of the new Biden Executive Order on AI
  • Civil Litigation: Planning and Strategy
  • Damages Strategy

CLE and CPE credits have been applied for.

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From the judiciary and the government
Hon. Laurel Beeler, United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco
Elvis M. Chan, Asst. Special Agent in Charge, San Francisco Division, Cyber Branch, FBI, San Francisco
Laura Horn Vartain, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, National Security and Cyber Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California, San Francisco
Hon. Sunil R. Kulkarni, Judge, Santa Clara Superior Court, San Jose
Hon. Saliann Scarpulla, Justice, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, New York Supreme Court, New York

Other faculty
David S. Almeling, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, San Francisco
Paul Alsdorf, Director & Managing Counsel, Litigation, Twilio, San Francisco
Jennifer S. Baldocchi, Partner, Paul Hastings, Los Angeles
Russell Beck, Partner, Beck Reed Riden LLP, Boston
Dave Cowen, Vice President, Charles River Associates, Dallas
Christine Demana, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Dallas
Ashley Eddy, Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel, MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas
Eneda Hoxha, Vice President, Intellectual Property & Business Development, Head of AI, ReCode Therapeutics, Menlo Park
Jeff Homrig, Partner, Global Vice Chair Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, Latham & Watkins LLP, Austin
L. Kieran Kieckhefer, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, San Francisco
Bethany W. Kristovich, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson, Los Angeles
Kenneth A. Kuwayti, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, Palo Alto
Rachael E. Meny, Partner, Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP, San Francisco
Mindy M. Morton, Partner, Procopio, Palo Alto
Daniel M. McGavock, Vice President, Practice Leader of Intellectual Property, Charles River Associates, Chicago
James Pooley, Independent Attorney, James Pooley, PLC, Menlo Park
Bridget Smith, Assistant General Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property, Relativity Space, Long Beach
Michael D. Weil, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, San Francisco

Program highlights/Topics for discussion: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

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