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  • Russell Beck

    Russell Beck is a business, trade secrets, and employee mobility litigator, nationally recognized for his trade secrets and noncompete experience. He was invited to the Obama White House to develop guidelines for the proper use of noncompetes and has been cited as an expert on trade secrets and noncompetes by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the White House, the Treasury Department, National Public Radio, PBS, the BBC World News Service, Le Monde, and many others.

  • Honorable Hildy Bowbeer

    Honorable Hildy Bowbeer was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota in June 2014. Prior to her appointment, she was an attorney with 3M Company's Legal Affairs department, first managing product liability and mass tort litigation and then, for thirteen years, managing the company's intellectual property litigation both in the U.S. and internationally. Judge Bowbeer received her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1979. She served as a law clerk to Justice C. Donald Peterson of the Minnesota Supreme Court, then joined the Minneapolis law firm of Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty and Bennett. In 1985, she became one of the seven founding partners of Bowman and Brooke, where she had a national trial and appellate practice in products liability litigation before joining 3M in August 1997. She is an active participant in the Sedona Conference Patent Litigation Best Practices projects, and has written and spoken frequently on IP litigation management, electronic discovery, and alternative dispute resolution

  • Honorable James Kleinberg

    Hon. James P. Kleinberg (Ret.) joined JAMS following 12 years as a California Superior Court Judge sitting in Santa Clara County and over 34 years as a federal prosecutor and private lawyer devoted to complex civil litigation.

    As a lawyer, Judge Kleinberg’s extensive litigation practice included numerous complex cases involving commercial disputes, class actions, securities, antitrust and trade regulation, and intellectual property issues in state and federal courts throughout the nation, as well as Canada, Europe, and Asia. These cases included the representation of high technology companies, accounting firms, agencies of foreign governments, outside directors in securities litigation, sports teams and leagues, and individuals in SEC investigations. His private practice also included domestic and international arbitration within these practice areas. His clients included Stanford University, Hewlett Packard, Itel, Microsoft, Allianz, Tandem Computers, National Football League, Peat Marwick, Digital Equipment. He was listed in multiple issues of the Best Lawyers in America publication.

  • Victoria Cundiff

    Victoria A. Cundiff is a partner at Paul Hastings resident in New York, where she is a leader of the Firm’s nationally ranked global trade secrets litigation practice. She works with clients in industries including technology, software, media, financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and sales and distribution organizations. She has tried trade secrets and related commercial and intellectual property disputes throughout the United States and before a variety of arbitration and mediation tribunals. As important is her work to help organizations avoid litigation. She has designed confidential verification protocols for resolving intellectual property use and ownership disputes in and outside court.

  • James Pooley

    In Mr. Pooley's private practice, he serves as a trusted advisor and co-counsel to legal departments and law firms on IP litigation and strategy. He conducts pre-litigation investigation and analysis of domestic and multinational IP issues, drawing on his global experience. He also assists courts as a special master handling discovery in complex technology and IP disputes.

    Mr. Pooley helps design and improve information security strategies and programs for companies, including trade secret risk analysis, protection systems, training, and crisis response. He frequently works in conjunction with cybersecurity professionals to limit risks to key corporate assets and data.

    Mr. Pooley has served as President of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) and is a past chairman of the selection board of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF).

  • Mindy Morton

    Mindy’s practice focuses on internet and intellectual property litigation. She litigates cutting-edge cases at the intersection of technology and free speech issues. She defends internet companies against
    defamation, copyright, trademark and related claims on First Amendment, Communications Decency Act
    Section 230, DMCA and US SPEECH Act grounds. She also helps clients resolve disputes involving trade secret, patent, trademark, copyright, computer fraud and complex commercial litigation.

    Mindy works closely with clients to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently when litigation is not in their
    strategic interests. When early resolution is not possible, she is a zealous and professional advocate with jury trial experience. Mindy is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeal, Ninth and Federal Circuits, and the United States District Court, Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California and Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

  • Michael D. Weil

    Michael Weil, an Employment and Trade Secrets partner in the San Francisco office, represents clients in high-stakes trade secrets, employee mobility and employment litigation throughout the United
    States. Michael's trade secrets engagements frequently arise from employee departures or commercial settings. He has handled trade secrets and non-compete cases involving a variety of intellectual property, such as organic chemistry, genetic sequencing, chemistry lab processes, near field payment
    technology, client lists, shipping cost information, and many others. As an employment lawyer, Michael also regularly handles matters involving independent contractor status, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and compensation matters, including wage-and-hour class actions and representative actions under state and federal laws. Finally, Michael counsels clients on a wide variety of employment and related business issues.

August 19, 2020
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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