Broadcast Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)


Fiscal year 2019 had been an eventful year for trade secrets and with the previous important developments, it is expected that 2020 will be another busy year for this area of law. Foremost, because the value of intangible assets such as trade secrets has significantly increased, the risk of trade secrets theft has also skyrocketed. This gave light to trade secret protection as a substantial legal tool for businesses to preserve confidential information to keep their competitivity.

However, establishing an accurate policy and taking the appropriate measures to safeguard trade secrets can be complex and challenging. Thus, with trade secrets protection becoming a widely recognized factor in increasing innovation, businesses must carry out an authentic risk evaluation processes to determine the appropriate measures in protecting these important assets.

Listen as a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group present an in-depth analysis of the recent trends and developments in trade secrets. Speakers will offer the best practices to effectively identify and mitigate potential loopholes and protect trade secrets from risks of theft. They will also provide the audience with practical knowledge on how to secure a company’s valuable information.

Key Issues:

  • Trade Secrets – Review and Statistics
  • Trends and Developments: 2019 vs. 2020
  • Potential Risks and Pitfalls
  • Appropriate Trade Secrets Protection
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of trade secret laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

2.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Michael G. King, Managing Partner
Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP

Michael King is the Managing Partner of Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP and has been with the firm for 25 years.  He obtained his B.A. degree, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, from Boston College in 1985 and his J.D. degree from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, in 1989.  Mr. King has worked exclusively on civil litigation matters, focusing primarily on complex business disputes, products liability defense, trade secret disputes and employment matters.  He is a member of the bar of the States of California and Nevada, a member of the American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a director of the Orange County Down Syndrome Association.

John A. Stone, Partner
Decotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

John 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 and land use disputes and intra-company disputes.

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 has given Continuing Legal Education seminars on trade secrets, trade dress, and theft-of-ideas, and is co-chair of the ABA’s Trade Secrets Subcommittee, and co-editor of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Newsletter.

Charles S. Welcome, Attorney
Smith Buss & Jacobs LLP

Charles S. Welcome has broad experience in a wide range of civil litigation matters, including shareholder derivative actions, securities litigation, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, real estate, restrictive covenants, franchise disputes and international trade law.  After law school, Mr. Welcome served as a Public Service Fellow in the Chambers of the Honorable Claire R. Kelly at the United States Court of International Trade.  Mr. Welcome represents clients in state and federal court as well as before arbitral tribunals and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.  Mr. Welcome both prosecutes and defends claims on behalf of his clients, which include businesses, co-op and condominium boards, non-profit organizations and municipalities.

Mr. Welcome works to secure positive results for his clients through his diligent, creative style of representation.  He understands the diverse considerations of each of his clients and tailors his strategy for every matter to the specific goals of each client.

Abraham Y. Skoff, Partner
Moses & Singer LLP

Abraham Y. (Avi) Skoff is Co-chair of Moses & Singer’s Litigation practice and has over twenty-five years’ experience in practicing law, including involvement in a number of major, newsworthy cases. He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Civil Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, and has litigated cases in courts throughout the country. Avi focuses his practice on complex civil litigation.  He is an experienced trial lawyer and has significant experience in an unusually broad range of practice areas, including unfair competition, restrictive covenants and trade secrets. Avi has represented parties before the Judicial Panel on Multi- District Litigation and coordinated the defense of nationwide class action claims. He recently obtained key injunctive relief under the newly enacted Defense of Trade Secrets Acts. He is admitted in New York and New Jersey and has a national practice.  Avi is rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in New York Super Lawyers® since 2006.



Michael G. KingManaging Partner

Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP

  • Introduction and contract vs trade secrets claims


John A. StonePartner

Decotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

  • The inevitable disclosure doctrine under the DTSA
  • The seizure remedy under the DTSA
  • Extra-territorial application of the DTSA


Charles S. WelcomeAttorney

Smith Buss & Jacobs LLP

  • Protective Orders;
  • Federal v. State regimes;
  • International scope of DTSA


Abraham Y. SkoffPartner

Moses & Singer LLP

  • The basic elements involved in stating a claim
  • Damages and some of the injunctive relief issues

Date & Time:

Thursday, December 10, 2020

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Trade Secret Lawyers and Consultants
  • Human Resources Executives
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Risk and Compliance Officers
  • In-House Counsel
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Michael G. KingManaging Partner
Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP
John A. StonePartner
Decotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP
Charles S. WelcomeAttorney
Smith Buss & Jacobs LLP
Abraham Y. SkoffPartner
Moses & Singer LLP



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