This program will highlight best practices for in-house attorneys to implement for trade secret protection from both an in-house and outside counsel (litigation) perspective. The program will address how efforts to protect trade secrets can prove critical in litigation, and will provide examples from one of the only cases tried to date under the Economic Espionage Act.
Derrick Brent is Vice-President and Associate General Counsel for Masimo Corporation, a medical technology company where he provides counsel and handles legal matters relating to intellectual property, employment, compliance and public policy. Prior to joining Masimo, Derrick served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and Senior Counsel to Sen. Barbara Boxer of California.
Michael Sitzman is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s San Francisco Office and a member of the Firm’s IP and Life Science Practice Groups. Mr. Sitzman has extensive litigation experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields, and he regularly represents brand-name pharmaceutical companies in ANDA litigation and in other high stakes drug patent litigation. Mr. Sitzman was one of the chief architects of the litigation strategy for Novo Nordisk that culminated in the Supreme Court’s first case involving a substantive provision of the Hatch-Waxman Act. In addition to his patent work, Mr. Sitzman has extensive litigation experience in matters involving all other facets of intellectual property, including trade secrets, copyright, trademark and trade dress litigation.
Susannah Stroud Wright is a former prosecutor and senior associate in the Palo Alto office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where she practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and its Class Action, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, and White Collar Defense and Investigations Groups. Ms. Wright’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and complex consumer class actions involving multinational companies in the technology and Internet sector.