Trade Secret Litigation on the Rise – How ADR Can Help



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Course Description

This program was recorded on October 1, 2020

This recorded CLE webinar provides an overview of trade secret cases and how alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is used more frequently to resolve these matters effectively and efficiently. The enactment of the 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act has led to an increase in litigation and given the potential for drawn out litigation, ADR can provide more assurance that the trade secret at issue and other confidential information will become public. ADR can also provide business solutions not typically available to the parties in the litigation process.


Attorney Daniel GarrieDaniel Garrie
Daniel Garrie is the founder and managing partner at Law & Forensics. Daniel is paving the way when it comes to 2018’s most pressing cyber security, forensic, and legal issues. Daniel, one of the most sought-after computer forensic experts and special masters, cyber mediators, and forensic neutrals with JAMS. Judges and attorneys laud his reports for their clarity, focus, and ability to help parties settle even the most complex disputes. Mr. Garrie has garnered a national reputation for his experience at the intersection of technology and the law and is as comfortable talking with entrepreneurs, IT professionals, and developers as he is with lawyers and judges.

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CLE SpeakerHon. Elizabeth Laporte
Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte (Ret.) joined JAMS after more than two decades as a United States magistrate judge for the Northern District of California. Judge Laporte was the chief United States magistrate judge for the Northern District of California from 2013 to 2015. As a magistrate judge, she presided over numerous civil cases with the parties’ consent, with a robust docket that included patent, trademark, copyright, business, class actions, employment, insurance, environmental, antitrust and civil rights litigation.

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LawyerPatrick Ryan
Patrick M. Ryan is one of the top trade secret lawyers in the United States, representing major companies on both the defense and plaintiff’s side. In May of 2019, Patrick obtained an $845 Million judgment for ASML in one of the largest trade secret victories in US history, resulting in the Bartko firm being ranked as Number 3 in the Top 100 Verdicts – published by The National Law Journal (June, 2019) – and having the highest ranked intellectual property victory in the United States. As part of his practice, Patrick helps businesses better protect their trade secrets and coordinates investigations into potential IP theft for companies accused of stealing trade secrets and for companies that might be the victim of such theft.

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  1. Defend Trade Secrets Act
  2. Benefits of Turning to ADR
  3. How to Use a Forensic Neutral