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Parallel Criminal and Civil Trade Secrets Disputes: What You Need to Know

  • 24 Jan 2022
  • (PST)

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Parallel Criminal and Civil Trade Secrets Disputes: What You Need to Know

Thursday, February 3, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PST)


1 unit of General MCLE credit is provided to SVIPLA Members.

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SVIPLA is pleased to announce our February presentation "Parallel Criminal and Civil Trade Secrets Disputes: What You Need to Know."

With federal and state law-enforcement agencies showing an increased interest in investigating and prosecuting trade secret misappropriation cases, we have seen a wave of recent trade secret cases that are the subject of parallel criminal investigations and civil lawsuits.  These parallel trade secrets proceedings present a unique set of strategic challenges and questions.  Should you refer a matter to criminal authorities if you believe you have been the victim of trade secret theft?  When should you make such a referral?  Should you file a motion to stay the civil litigation in light of an ongoing government investigation?  Should you seek preliminary civil relief in the face of an ongoing criminal investigation?  How best to coordinate and cooperate with the prosecutors when you are involved in parallel civil litigation with corresponding discovery obligations?  What are the factors to evaluate when considering whether to assert the Fifth Amendment?  Here to answer those questions, and others, are Neel Chatterjee, who was on the front lines of the Waymo/Uber trade secrets dispute, and Randy Luskey, who tried the Jawbone/Fitbit trade secrets case.

About Our Speakers:

Neel Chaterjee is a partner in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property practice and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. An internationally recognized technology litigator and trial lawyer, Mr. Chatterjee has a proven track record of wins in hard-to-win technology cases. Mr. Chatterjee has a passion for representing entrepreneurs and disruptive technology companies, even at their earliest stages. His cases often break new ground in undefined areas of the law. Clients frequently turn to Mr. Chatterjee shortly before trial to take over complex technology cases. A key strategist on complex litigation spanning multiple venues, Mr. Chatterjee simplifies extremely complex concepts to ensure that judges and juries understand the key issues in each case. Mr. Chatterjee has substantial expertise handling disputes related to patents, trade secrets, copyrights, internet law, and complex commercial technology issues

Randy Luskey is a partner in the Litigation Department at Paul Weiss. He is a dynamic and accomplished trial lawyer with experience in a wide range of litigation, white collar and investigations matters. A former prosecutor, Randy was recently recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California and as a Top Trade Secrets Lawyer in California for the key courtroom roles he has played in some of the Bay Area’s highest-profile cases. Randy is also recognized by Chambers USA in White Collar Crime & Government Investigations – California.

CLE: 1 hour CLE credit available (California) to SVIPLA Members.

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