Sponsorship & Speaking Engagement

Sandpiper: Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants & Cybersecurity Conference 2024

February 7, 2024
Dallas, TX

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue, Second Floor

information security and privacy

Join us for the latest in a series of invitation-only briefings with the expert panel, featuring government speakers, legal experts from top law firms, corporate counsel, and advisors, will discuss recent developments, key challenges, and best practices in litigating, managing, and protecting trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and cybersecurity. Our fast-paced, highly practical format ensures that you will receive a complete look at what is taking place, key trends, and expert analysis from our panelists. The program will address a variety of topics, including:

  • Trade secret “specificity” after the Sedona Principles, and the rise of the “other” DTSA requirements
  • Managing restrictive covenants in hiring, separation, and transactions
  • The impact of Biden Executive Order 14028
  • The latest developments in “reasonable measures”
  • Cybersecurity trends
  • Choice-of-law and state versus federal protections
  • Cybersecurity risk management in light of the new SEC rule
  • Mandatory reporting and disclosure of material cybersecurity incidents
  • Lessons from the trenches in Texas and beyond, including TROs and preliminary relief

CLE and CPE credits have been applied for.

From the judiciary and government:

Hon. Andrea Bouressa, Judge, 471st Judicial District Court, McKinney, TX

Hon. Ada Brown, United States District Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

Hon. Barbara M.G. Lynn, United States Senior District Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

Errin Martin, Assistant United States Attorney, Section Chief-National Security, Cyber, and Money Laundering, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Texas

Sheraun Howard, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI, Dallas Division



Matthew Ahrens, Vice President, Charles River Associates, Washington, D.C.

David Cowen, Vice President, Charles River Associates, Dallas (Co-moderator)

Gary Cruciani, Principal, McKool Smith, Dallas

Christine Demana, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Dallas (Co-moderator)

Allyson Ho, Partner & Co-chair, Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Dallas

Gail Katz, Senior Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property, Edwards Lifesciences Corp., Los Angeles

Pete Marketos, Partner, Reese Marketos LLP, Dallas

Sid Mody, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Dallas

Patrick Myers, Associate General Counsel, Trive Capital, Dallas

Michelle Reed, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Dallas

Warren Stramiello, Senior Counsel, IBM Cybersecurity Legal, Armonk, NY

Shawn Tuma, Partner, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group Leader, Spencer Fane, Dallas

Needhi Vasavada, Senior Vice President, Senior Counsel, Hudson Advisors L.P., Dallas

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

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