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Proving Damages in Trade Secret Litigation / Arbitration and Jury Trials in Trades Secrets Disputes

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  • David Bohrer

    Dave is a Partner in Greenfield LLP, a Silicon Valley IP and business litigation firm. He is a trial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience handling patent infringement, trade secret and numerous other technology-focused litigations. Before coming to Greenfield, Dave was an equity partner in the IP litigation departments at several AmLaw 100 firms as well as a partner and owner of Valorem Law Group, a litigation boutique which emphasized the use of alternative fee arrangements for IP and business litigation.

  • Brent Bersin

    Brent Bersin is a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting practice of FTI Consulting. For 25 years, his practice has focused on providing financial and economic consulting, damages quantification, valuation, and expert witness services to clients in the context of intellectual property and commercial disputes. Based in Houston, Brent has significant intellectual property experience, which includes market assessments, valuation, licensing, and the calculation of reasonable royalty, lost profits, unjust enrichment and price erosion damages in matters involving unauthorized use of trade secrets, trademarks, trade dress, patents, and copyrights. He has also assisted attorneys, investors, management and other stakeholders in assessing the value of early stage technologies, latter-stage technologies, patents, and intellectual property portfolios for various purposes including taxable transfers, sales transactions, licensing, intercompany transfers and collateral for financing transactions.

  • Amy Candido

    Amy Candido, a partner at Quinn Emanuel, is an experienced trial lawyer, focusing on high-stakes, complex patent and intellectual property litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. She has litigated and advised clients in a wide range of technologies, including the Internet, computer hardware and software, semiconductor manufacturing, casino gaming and genetic testing. Amy has conducted several jury trials in the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of California, and the Southern District of California, bench trials at the International Trade Commission, and argued before the Federal Circuit.  Amy graduated with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and is a member of the bars of California and New York.

  • Jeffrey Feldman

    Jeffrey D. Feldman is an A/V-rated trial lawyer with 38 years of experience who represents clients in intellectual property and business litigation matters. Mr. Feldman, a former federal prosecutor, is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Intellectual Property law. His cases have included patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, false advertising, unfair competition, contract, business torts, and civil RICO disputes in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

  • Michael Elkon

    Michael Elkon is a partner at Fisher Phillips. He helps companies recruit talent from competitors in a legal fashion and ensures that former employees do not exploit companies' key information and relationships. Michael has significant experience in providing advice and handling litigation relating to covenants not to compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions, employee raiding, trade secrets, the duty of loyalty, deceptive trade practices under state and federal law, the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA), and state computer protection statutes. Michael has successfully litigated dozens of employee defection and recruitment matters in numerous state and federal courts. In addition to litigating, Michael drafts restrictive covenants for numerous different types of agreements and counsels clients on protecting their confidential information and customer relationships, as well as recruiting talent.

  • Michael Sheehan

    Michael J. Sheehan, Global Chair of McDermott’s Employment group, is a nationally recognized litigator with extensive courtroom experience. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict across the United States, concentrating on prosecuting and defending unfair competition litigation involving large scale raiding, inevitable disclosure of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty and non-compete agreements. On a daily basis, Michael provides strategic counseling to clients, negotiating the on-boarding and exits of CEOs and other C-Suite executives, investigating #MeToo sexual harassment, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and other whistleblower complaints. Clients state Michael has “a pragmatic and efficient approach and a great understanding of our business and internal needs,” Chambers USA.

  • Dean Pelletier

    Pelletier Law, LLC | Founder
    Dean has been practicing IP law for 25 years and focuses on leveraging patents and trade secrets. Dean’s litigation, trial and appellate experience includes experience in federal and state courts and at the ITC. Dean represented Amsted Industries, the prevailing trade secret owner, in TianRui v. ITC, 661 F.3d 1322 (Fed. Cir. 2011). Dean is a registered U.S. patent attorney and a member of the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.

  • John Marsh

    John’s commercial litigation practice at Bailey Cavalieri concentrates on trade secrets litigation and the enforcement of non-competes throughout the United States. John is listed in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers of America for Litigation – Intellectual Property and in the 2009-18 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers, and he is AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics. He has been quoted on trade secret law and restrictive covenant issues by The Wall Street Journal, Inside Counsel, Law360, The National Law Journal, Managing IP and Wired; and his blog, “The Trade Secret Litigator” (, has been cited by publications including The Wall Street Journal.

    As the Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Trade Secret Law Committee, John was actively involved in providing comments and supporting the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the federal statute that The Wall Street Journal called the “most significant expansion” of federal IP law in 70 years.

  • Rick Ostiller

    Rick Ostiller is a Senior Managing Director and leads Ankura’s Northern California forensic accounting practice. Rick has provided accounting and financial consulting services to attorneys and corporate clients in numerous industries. He has testified in several venues, and has extensive experience with high profile investigative projects, damages calculations, lost profits analyses, and other cost analysis studies. He is a CPA in California.

    Rick has a BA in Economics from Stanford University, and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of CPAs, and the American Bar Association (Associate Member). Rick’s volunteer activities include serving for over 20 years on the Board of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, including terms as President and Treasurer, and as current Board Chair of My Credit Union in Redwood City, CA.

August 26, 2020
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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