Broadcast Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)


In today’s highly competitive work environment, trade secrets are the lifeblood of a business. As more and more companies move to hybrid and remote work structures, the risk of misappropriation magnifies. This underscores the need for businesses to level up their trade secret protection and create sophisticated confidentiality controls without stifling collaborative workspaces.

As the number of trade secret dispute filings rises and court decisions continue to shape the regulatory landscape, businesses and practitioners must keep themselves in the loop of emerging developments. They must create robust defense strategies to successfully safeguard their trade secrets and avoid the pitfalls.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the critical and recurrent issues surrounding trade secret litigation. Speakers will also offer new defense strategies to ensure success in this type of lawsuit.

Key topics include:

  • Trade Secret Litigation: Trends and Statistics
  • Notable Cases and Court Rulings
  • Litigation Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Best Litigation Practices
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of trade secrets law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:



Total Credits:

2.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

L. Scott Oliver, Shareholder
29 Years Trade Secret Litigation Experience

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Scott Oliver handles patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters, blending creative legal strategies with comprehensive, digestible explanations of complex technology. He designs and implements individualized legal strategies depending on each client’s unique business objectives.

An experienced and highly technical litigator, Scott has handled more than 150 matters and a dozen trials before both the International Trade Commission (ITC) and juries. He has more than 25 years of experience defending and advising companies across an array of industries, including wireless, software, semiconductor, and digital distribution.

Michael G. King , Managing Partner
AV-Rated Business Trial Lawyer

Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP

Mr. King is an AV-rated business trial lawyer with thirty years of experience. His trial wins include an $8.3m FINRA arbitration award against Citigroup, a $3.3m trade secret misappropriation verdict, a $1.6m breach of contract verdict, and numerous defense verdicts, including a defense verdict in a $300m insurance bad faith case brought by the Shernoff Bidart firm. Mr. King regularly represents Fortune 500 product manufacturers, title insurers, and other corporations in a variety of complex commercial litigation cases, including intellectual property, trade secret, product liability, real estate, and other disputes. He is the managing partner of the firm and regularly presents continuing legal education courses in trade secret litigation, products liability, and liability issues in artificial intelligence.

John A. Stone , Partner
Nationally Recognized Attorney and Expert in Trade Secret Litigation

DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

John A. Stone is a partner in DeCotiis’ New Jersey and New York offices. Mr. Stone’s practice focuses on complex business matters, including trade secret and other intellectual property litigation, and unfair competition and tortious interference claims, as well as construction, land use and intra-company disputes, in State and Federal Court. He has particular expertise in complex litigation and takes pride in getting results for his clients. Mr. Stone received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, his J.D. from the University of Richmond, Virginia, and studied International Law at Cambridge University. Mr. Stone is a frequent lecturer at seminars and nation-wide and international conferences regarding trade secrets, trade dress, and theft-of-ideas, and has published numerous articles on those and other issues. He is also  co-chair of the ABA’s Litigation Section’s Trade Secrets Subcommittee, and co-editor of the ABA ABA’s Litigation Section’s Intellectual Property Newsletter.


Michael G. KingManaging Partner

Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP

  • Recent Developments
  • What is a Trade Secret?
  • Critical Decisions at Outset
  • Advantages of Criminal Route
  • Disadvantages of Criminal Route
  • Criminal Statutes - Civil Remedies
  • State/Federal statute or Neither?
  • No statutory claim?
  • Breach of NDA only?
  • Not sure if Trade Secrets?
  • Overview of Litigation
  • Judge or Jury?

L. Scott OliverShareholder

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

  • Using the ITC in trade secret disputes
  • Advantages and disadvantages in the ITC
  • Trade secret litigation avoidance with remote foreign workers

John A. Stone Partner

DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

  • FTC section
  • Cross International Border
  • Disclosure Doctrine

Date & Time:

Thursday, February 16, 2023

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Trade Secrets Lawyers
  • Intellectual Property Lawyers
  • Commercial Lawyers
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • In-House/General Counsel
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Life Science and Biotech Executives
  • Human Resource Professionals
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L. Scott OliverShareholder
29 Years Trade Secret Litigation Experience
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Michael G. King Managing Partner
AV-Rated Business Trial Lawyer
Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP
John A. Stone Partner
Nationally Recognized Attorney and Expert in Trade Secret Litigation
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP



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