Protecting Data and Trade Secrets CLE
Protecting Data and Trade Secrets In the Next Normal



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Course Description

This program was recorded on October 13, 2020

The way we work has been permanently transformed by the rapid deployment of a largely remote workforce. Threats to companies’ most valuable confidential data have not merely increased — an entirely new set of internal and external legal and technical risks to data and trade secrets have emerged that are fundamentally different from those that existed before the world was transformed. The Chair of Baker McKenzie’s North America Trade Secrets will be joined by several colleagues to present 5 modules covering the risks and practical solutions companies need to know in order to ensure they are taking reasonable measures to protect their most valuable Intellectual Property.

Bradford Newman
Bradford Newman is a litigation partner resident in Baker McKenzie’s Palo Alto Office and Chair of the North America Trade Secrets Practice. According to Chambers USA, Brad is a “recognized authority on trade secrets cases” who “is valued for his tenacious, intelligent and thoughtful approach to trade secrets matters.” Bradford regularly serves as lead trial counsel in cases with potential eight and nine-figure liability, and has successfully litigated (both prosecuting and defending) a broad spectrum of trade secrets cases in state and federal courts throughout the country.

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Anne Kelts Assayag
Anne Kelts Assayag is a litigation associate in Baker McKenzie’s Palo Alto office. She represents domestic and multinational corporations involved in complex commercial litigation and consumer class actions in the United States. She is a member of the Firm’s North America Trade Secrets Practice, the North America Class Action Group, and the North America Commercial Litigation Group, practicing in both the Consumer Goods & Retail and Technology, Media & Telecom Global Industry Groups.

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Graham Cronogue
Graham focuses on complex disputes. He has secured important victories in both state and federal courts throughout the country, and at all stages of the litigation process. A former federal law clerk, Graham has deep experience in handling both business-to-business disputes and controversies with the United States Government. His private disputes practice focuses on breach of contract, business torts, including allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, and employment litigation. A member of Baker McKenzie’s Trade Secrets Practice, Graham also regularly assists clients in protecting their intellectual property. He has assisted clients in seizing stolen materials and has obtained favorable rulings on both damages and injunctive relief.

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Kevin O’Brien
Kevin O’Brien is a partner in Washington, DC and former Chair of the North America Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. O’Brien has served as Co-Chair of the Patent Litigation Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and has taught a course on Trade and Competition at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently Chair of the Trade Secrets Business Unit of the Global IPTech Group. He has more than 30 years of experience practicing in the areas of intellectual property and international trade law, with an emphasis on counseling and enforcement. Mr. O’Brien has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA (District of Columbia) and has been selected as one of the “best lawyers” for IP law in Best Lawyers in America and in the Legal 500.

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Jennifer Semko
Jennifer Ancona Semko focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and internal investigations, with more than 20 years of experience litigating in state and federal courts across the United States. Jennifer represents clients in domestic and international disputes and has expertise in cross-border judicial processes. She also has guided clients through investigations by the US Department of Justice, SEC, EPA, NYSE, Senate Finance Committee, United Nations and other government agencies. She is currently the Chair of the Washington Office Litigation and Government Enforcement practice, as well as Co-Chair of the North American Commercial Litigation subgroup.

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Katelyn Sprague
Katelyn is an Associate in the Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group assisting clients in complex civil litigation and government enforcement matters. Prior to joining the firm, Katelyn worked at a litigation firm where she focused on restrictive covenant, products liability, and shareholder dispute litigation.

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Jessica Nall
Jessica is a partner in our San Francisco office. She has extensive experience in conducting internal corporate investigations for companies in the technology, financial services, energy, and health care industries, with a focus on technology companies headquartered in Silicon Valley. Jessica has helped a number of well-known public and private companies navigate high-profile crisis situations involving cutting-edge government enforcement and compliance issues. Jessica brings to the table a wide range of experience in both traditional and emerging white collar issues, including in international antitrust enforcement, trade secrets theft, false claims act violations, cyber-crime, information security and privacy, crypto-currencies and tokens, ICOs, and block-chain technology.

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Christine M. Streatfeild
Christine Streatfeild is a partner in the Washington DC Office and on the Steering Committee for the North America Trade Secrets Practice. She focuses on trade remedies and unfair competition cases, including antidumping and countervailing duty cases, safeguard measures, duties imposed for national security purposes (Section 232 duties), and Section 337 intellectual property and trade secrets disputes. She appears before the US International Trade Commission (ITC), US Department of Commerce (DOC), and in state and federal courts. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Ms. Streatfeild served as the acting deputy director of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and in the Environment and Natural Resources division of the Office of the United States Trade Representative. She has also served as an adjunct professor at the Krieger School, Johns Hopkins University, where she taught Global Trade, Policy and Competition. She is also on the 2020 NAFTA Dispute Settlement Panels Roster (on behalf of the United States), a position she has held since 2019.

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John M. Murphy
John Murphy represents US-based and non US-based clients in connection with domestic and international business disputes. John appears regularly in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations. He also manages cross-border litigation involving investigations and simultaneous legal proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.

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