Law Seminars International Presents

An Advanced One-Day Workshop on

Effective Responses to Trade Secret Theft

Practical tips for recourse actions and making the right business decision

June 29, 2007
Crowne Plaza Union Square Hotel in San Francisco, CA
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Who Should Attend

Attorneys and business executives responsible or potentially responsible for responding to theft or other misappropriation of trade secrets

Why Attend

With high employee turnover and industrial espionage efforts, trade secret theft is rampant is Silicon Valley. In the early moments after discovery of a theft, it is important for companies and their outside Intellectual Property counsel to quickly and effectively review the potential remedies and take action, if possible, before the stolen property is transported off shore or reaches the hands of a competitor. An often-overlooked option is soliciting federal law enforcement assistance. It isn’t always the right choice for the company, but it is important to properly evaluate the merits of all of the various recourse options and make the right business decision. In this program, you’ll learn about the scope of criminal enforcement authority, what investigators need from companies and the processes they follow during investigations, and the time at which they need to start to be effective. You’ll also learn about tools that the government has to assist in recovering stolen Intellectual Property before harm occurs that are not available to private litigants a result that, of course, is generally preferable to the risk and expense of recovering damages after the harm has occurred. ~ Program Co-Chairs: Ross W. Nadel, Esq. and Matthew A. Parrella, Esq.

What You Will Learn

* Identifying the players in investigating, prosecuting and enforcement of IP theft * Strategies to prevent or minimize trade secret theft * Methods & tools to help the government protect your IP * Methods for obtaining the evidence in international scenarios * Comparison of remedies available in civil & criminal forums * Case studies of financially successful prosecutions

What Attendees Have Said About Similar Programs

~ Speakers knowledgeable, and seminar on the whole worth while! ~ Enjoyed discussion & exchange between the panelists


Friday, June 29, 2007

8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Introduction & Overview
  Ross W. Nadel, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP / San Francisco, CA
  Matthew A. Parrella, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Chief, Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Unit
U.S. Attorney's Office / San Jose, CA
8:45 am Laying the Groundwork: Protections to Put in Place With Employees and Others Who Have Access to Your Trade Secrets
  Strategies and practices to prevent or minimize the theft of trade secrets and maximize the collection and preservation of evidence
  Gregory C. Tenhoff, Esq.
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP / Palo Alto, CA
9:30 am Break
9:45 am Criminal, Civil or Both? Strategic and Tactical Factors to Consider When Deciding on Your Forum
  Making the business decision on the remedy or remedies to pursue; working through a comparison of remedies available in civil and criminal forums
  Neil Rubin, Esq., Senior Director of Litigation
Cisco Systems, Inc. / San Jose, CA
  Gregory C. Tenhoff, Esq.
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP / Palo Alto, CA
10:45 am Getting to Know the Government Players: Who Does What in Investigating and Prosecuting Theft of Intellectual Property and Their Enforcement Priorities?
  Grand Jury investigation (subpoenas and testimony); other evidence collection (search warrants, administrative subpoenas, consent searches, computer forensics & witness, subject & target interviews)
  Dana Marino, Special Agent, Cyber Crime Squad
Federal Bureau of Investigation / San Jose, CA
  Julie L. Salcido, Special Agent In Charge Office of Export Enforcement
Bureau of Industry and Security U. S. Department of Commerce / San Jose, CA
12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15 pm Practical Tips for Efficiently Getting the Government What It Needs
  Scott H. Frewing, Esq.
Baker & McKenzie LLP / Palo Alto, CA
  Eleanor B. Lacey, Esq., Vice President Corporate Development
SupportSoft, Inc. / Redwood City, CA
2:00 pm Effective Damage Control: Methods and Tools You and the Government Can Use to Prevent Your Intellectual Property from Falling into the Wrong Hands
  Grand Jury secrecy; protective orders, DOJ regulations for sealing of courtroom/filings to prevent dissemination of trade secrets
  Scott H. Frewing, Esq.
Baker & McKenzie LLP / Palo Alto, CA
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty Requests and Other Methods For Obtaining Evidence in International Scenarios
  Rodolfo M. Orjales, Esq., Senior Trial Attorney, Computer Crime
Office of International Affairs U.S. Department of Justice / Washington, DC
4:00 pm Case Studies of Financially Successful Prosecutions From the Victim’s Point of View
  Ross W. Nadel, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP / San Francisco, CA
  Matthew A. Parrella, Esq., Program Co-Chair
U.S. Department of Justice / San Jose, CA
  Eleanor B. Lacey, Esq., Vice President Corporate Development
SupportSoft, Inc. / Redwood City, CA
5:15 pm Evaluations & Adjourn


Regular tuition for this program is $695 with a group rate of $620 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $545. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $347.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.

Cancellation & Substitution

You may substitute another person at any time. We will refund tuition, less a $50 cancellation fee, if we receive your cancellation by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2007. After that time, we will credit your tuition toward attendance at another program or the purchase of a homestudy. There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders.

Continuing Education Credits

Law Seminars International is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for 7 California MCLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.


The workshop will be held at the Crowne Plaza Union Square Hotel at 480 Sutter Street in San Francisco, CA 94108. Call the hotel directly at (415) 398-8900 for reservations at the special negotiated rate of $179 and mention that you are attending a Law Seminars International workshop. Rooms are on a first come, first served basis.
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If You Cannot Attend

Our complete Homestudy Course, consisting of a VHS or DVD recording and the written course materials, is available for $705. The written course materials alone are available for $100. We will ship your homestudy order via UPS ground within two weeks after the seminar or the date we receive payment (whichever is later).
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Faculty Bios

Ross W. Nadel, Program Co-Chair, is a partner in the Business Crimes & Regulatory Defense and the Information Security & Cybercrime practice groups and a member of Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Litigation Department. Previously, he worked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California as Chief of the Criminal Division, founding Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Unit (at the request of then-United States Attorney and now FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III), Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit, Chief of the General Crimes Unit, Chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, and Chief of the San Jose Branch Office in Silicon Valley. As an Assistant United States Attorney, he received The Executive Office of United States Attorneys Director’s Award for Superior Performance.

Matthew A. Parrella, Program Co-Chair, Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Unit for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California, is the San Jose Branch Chief. The CHIP Unit prosecutes complex trade secret thefts, economic espionage, computer intrusion, and other high tech crimes. As a career prosecutor in both U.S. Attorney's and District Attorney's Offices, he has personally prosecuted as well as supervised cases ranging from murder, narcotics, and arson, to computer hacking, export violations and economic espionage.

Scott H. Frewing, partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, specializes in representing companies and individuals in white-collar criminal matters, and related civil and administrative matters including tax disputes, securities enforcement actions, grand jury investigations and represents both individuals and companies in grand jury proceedings and criminal trials.

Eleanor B. Lacey is Vice President, Corporate Development at SupportSoft, Inc., a global software company specializing in consumer technical support. She is responsible for mergers and acquisitions and consumer business development. Prior to joining SupportSoft, she was Vice President & General Counsel at Niku Corporation, an enterprise software company where she managed all aspects of the company’s legal department.

Dana Marino, a Special Agent on the Cyber Crime Squad at the Federal Bureau of Investigation office in San Jose specializes in computer crime and cyber matters. She was the case agent for several computer intrusion cases that resulted in the successful prosecution of computer hackers in addition to her work on a high profile theft of trade secret case with international ties. Previously, she was a forensic chemist supervisor for the Indiana State Police laboratory specializing in DNA analysis of blood and other body fluids.

Rudy Orjales, Senior Trial Attorney for Computer Crime with the Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice, oversees international requests for electronic evidence made to the United States. With the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, he focused on criminal prosecutions of intellectual property rights, including copyright, trade secret violations, and Internet frauds. He is experienced in providing training to judicial and law enforcement personnel in Latin America in the areas of cyber-crime and intellectual property.

Neal Rubin, Senior Director of Litigation at Cisco Systems, Inc., is responsible for managing the company’s portfolio of commercial litigation matters and business disputes. In addition to hiring outside counsel and resolving active litigation world-wide, he counsels Cisco’s business units on ways to mitigate legal risk. Prior to joining Cisco, he was Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California.

Julie L. Salcido is the Special in Charge of the U.S. Department of Commerce' Bureau of Industry and Security’s San Jose Field Office for Export Enforcement. Covering a nine-state region, she is responsible for enforcing compliance with the Export Administration Regulations as part of the Bureau of Industry & Security's (BIS) mission to advance the national security, foreign policy, and economic interests of the United States. She began her law enforcement career with Office of Export Enforcement and is the recipient of multiple awards from the BIS and a Gold Medal, awarded by the Department of Commerce for outstanding work in criminal investigations.

Gregory C. Tenhoff, partner in the litigation group of Cooley Godward Kronish LLP counsels company clients on assessing the trade secret, contractual, and other risks associated with the potential hiring of executives and other employees from competitive entities, and defends company clients in litigation which arises from such hiring. He conducts investigations of employee misconduct such as trade secret theft, and litigates against former employees (and other service providers) on civil claims for the misappropriation of trade secrets (and related claims). He has extensive litigation and trial experience and has successfully represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the United States and uses his litigation experience to assist companies in developing trade secret protection programs.