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The Intersection of Trade Secrets Violations and the Criminal Law


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific


The stakes are getting higher:  Trade secret misappropriation is increasingly garnering the attention of federal law enforcement authorities.  This reality creates different dynamics and risks depending on whether the company at issue is being accused of wrongdoing or is the victim of such conduct.  Seyfarth Shaw attorneys Katherine E. Perrelli, Andrew S. Boutros, and Michael D. Wexler will present the eighth installment in our 2016 Trade Secrets webinar series, focusing on criminal liability for trade secret misappropriation. The topics they will cover include:

  • Key statutes:  Economic Espionage, Theft of Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
  • Key elements for criminal prosecution
  • Factors prosecutors consider when deciding whether and what to prosecute
  • How to work with federal prosecutors and their law enforcement partners:  Making your case attractive to the “Feds”
  • Cutting edge considerations:  Civil RICO under the Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Best practices to avoid misappropriation and what to do when you suspect misappropriation has occurred, including a discussion of forensic investigation options

Our panel consists of experienced attorneys with significant experience investigating and litigating trade secret issues, advising clients on trade secret protection, drafting confidentiality and restrictive covenant agreements, conducting trade secret audits, and handling federal criminal matters. This CLE is recommended for management, HR personnel and in-house counsel.  


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*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.