The global pandemic has caused many businesses to change how they operate, and one key area that has been affected is trade secrets. An experienced panel of trade secret attorneys and one of California's leading computer forensics experts will discuss the latest developments and trends in trade secret protection as companies look to reestablish themselves in a post-pandemic world. The panel will discuss important steps to ensure confidential information remains secure amidst the heightened risks posed by a more remote workforce and digital expansion. The panel will also address recent trends and considerations for the forensic collection, preservation, and presentation of evidence from increasingly popular technologies, such as ethereal messaging. Lastly, the panel will forecast how rapidly-evolving technologies, such as AI, Web3, and the metaverse, may be double-edged swords for safeguarding trade secrets.
Key topics to be discussed:
Heightened risks and suggested practices related to trade secret protection with a more remote workforce
Latest trends and developments in trade secret protection technologies and forensics
Protecting trade secrets amid emerging technologies, including AI, the metaverse, and Web3
Date: December 19, 2022
Michael D. Wexler | Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Michael Wexler is a partner in Seyfarth’s Chicago office, and he is chair of the firm’s national Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice group. His practice focuses on trial work and counseling in the areas of trade secrets and restrictive covenants, corporate espionage, unfair competition, complex commercial disputes, intellectual property infringement, and white-collar criminal defense in both federal and state courts. A former state prosecutor, Michael’s extensive investigatory experience and considerable jury trial practice enables him to advise clients with regard to potential disputes and represent clients, including a determination of their rights at trial.
D. Joshua Salinas | Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Joshua Salinas is an attorney in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice, and he sits in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He represents clients in complex commercial disputes involving trade secrets and restrictive covenants, unfair competition, contract, and intellectual property claims in both state and federal court. Joshua co-authors annual updates to the CEB’s Trade Secrets Practice in California and Thomson Reuters’ Data Security and Privacy Law treatises, recently authored a chapter in the Trade Secret Litigation and Protection: A Practical Guide to the DTSA and CUTSA treatise, and is currently listed as a “Rising Star” in Legal 500. Joshua previously served as the Vice-Chair of the ABA Section of IP Law’s Trade Secrets and Interferences with Contracts Committee.
James D. Vaughn | Discovery Solutions, Inc
James Vaughn is a Managing Director with Discovery Solutions, Inc. in Orange County, California. Mr. Vaughn specializes in digital forensic investigations involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation and other intellectual property theft. He has provided live testimony more than 80 times in state and federal court, and on behalf of plaintiffs, defendants and as a forensic neutral. His experience includes trials, arbitrations, depositions, evidentiary and motion hearings. Mr. Vaughn is frequently called upon to speak at conferences, CLE events, law firms and other venues because of his in-depth industry knowledge and expertise.
He regularly presents on topics involving Discovery issues, as well as sub-sets of Discovery such as mobile device forensics, social media collections and cloud computing. As part of Mr. Vaughn’s desire to educate thought leaders and others in trade secret investigations, he is an active member of Sedona Conference Trade Secrets – Working Group 12.
I. Heightened risks and suggested practices related to trade secret protection with a more remote workforce | 12:00pm – 12:20pm
II. Latest trends and developments in trade secret protection technologies and forensics | 12:20pm – 12:40pm