Trade Secrets Theft: Civil Litigation & Criminal Prosecution

Fifth Annual Trade Secrets Protection, Enforcement and Litigation Chicago Conference
Seminar, CLE Available
October 27, 2022
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM ET
Kirkland & Ellis Conference Center
300 N La Salle Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Business attorney Glynna Christian will speak at the Fifth Annual Trade Secrets Protection, Enforcement and Litigation Chicago Conference hosted by Sandpiper Partners LLC. Ms. Christian's panel is titled "Trade Secrets Theft: Civil Litigation & Criminal Prosecution" and will discuss recent developments, key challenges and best practices in managing and protecting trade secrets.

Topics covered include: 

  • Criminal versus civil enforcement – how to choose
  • Government priorities in enforcement today
  • Recent investigations and prosecutions
  • Investigation tools used by prosecutors
  • Criminal prosecutions, penalties and sentencing
  • Cooperation between civil litigation and government investigations
  • Pros/cons of various forums for civil enforcement – state court, federal court (under Defend Trade Secrets Act, or DTSA), arbitration, U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and/or Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Key takeaways from recent cases
  • Litigation best practices, from discovery strategy through presenting a compelling story at trial
  • Trade secret definition in litigation – pitfalls and strategies
  • Virtual proceedings and pandemic protocols – lessons learned
  • Non-monetary relief – temporary restraining orders (TROs) and injunctions
  • Monetary relief – damages approaches, trends and impact of key court decisions

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