Trade Secrets Protection Act & Defend Trade Secrets Act: 2015 Updates

Broadcast Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
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Robert B. Milligan
Kristi A. Davidson
Alan Albright
Paul R. Monsees

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About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP has more than 800 attorneys across 13 markets in the U.S. and internationally. We advise clients in practice areas including labor and employment, employee benefits and executive compensation, corporate (including M&A, capital markets, venture and private equity), commercial and employment litigation, construction, real estate, environmental, intellectual property, government contracts, tax, trusts and estates, and workouts and bankruptcy, among others. We represent clients of all sizes across all industries and provide excellent legal service, sophisticated technology and process improvement solutions and ongoing support to each client regardless of size, jurisdiction, industry or legal needs.

Our success is the result of a constant, unrelenting focus on the needs of our clients. Our commitment to excellence and our belief in the strength of a team-based approach to the delivery of our services offers an atmosphere of creative and innovative thinking.

Our clients are our partners in business and we are committed to listening to their needs and to aligning the skills and abilities of our people to respond to those needs. Our clients range from Fortune 100 to midsize companies, and include publicly traded and privately held companies and various types of funds. We represent clients of all sizes across all industries and we are diligent in providing the same level of commitment to each client.

Recently, BTI Consulting Group recognized Seyfarth as one of the nation’s best law firms for client service in its 2014 BTI Client Service A-Team Report, which ranks firms based on client feedback. Seyfarth was praised in nearly every category for our “quality” and “excellent track record,” our ability to “get results” and “offer good advice,” and our use of a “billing model that’s innovative”, all demonstrating our commitment to delivering greater client value.

The firm is a recognized leader in delivering value and innovation in legal services, and our acclaimed SeyfarthLean® client service delivery model, which combines the core principles of Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodology with robust technology solutions, project management techniques and alternative fee structures, has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media.

Website: https://www.seyfarth.com/

About Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney P.C.

It’s time for clients to know greater service, know greater efficiency, know greater value and know greater partnership.

Since its inception in 1850, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has been dedicated to providing client service and partnership marked by legal excellence, sound judgment and understanding of clients' needs, direct and honest communication and common-sense practice.  With approximately 530 attorneys in the firm, Buchanan covers all the bases: business organizations, finance, litigation, intellectual property, business and personal tax, government relations, creditors' rights, labor and employment, immigration, individual planning, government contract law and commercial contracts.  Buchanan may be a large law firm, but it takes a personal approach to getting to know every client, allowing each client’s priorities to guide its resourceful, seasoned counsel and advice.  Buchanan pair this knowledge with its understanding of the numerous industries Buchanan serves, including:  financial services, health care, energy and natural resources, manufacturing, consumer products, entertainment and media, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and technology.

Website: https://www.bipc.com/

About Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP

Sutherland is an international legal service provider composed of associated legal practices that are separate entities, doing business in the U.S. as Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and as Arbis Sutherland LLP in London and Geneva. More than 435 lawyers help the world's largest companies, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Seven major practice areas-corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax-provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas.

Website: https://www.sutherland.com/

About Foley & Lardner LLP

With offices throughout the United States and across the globe and nearly 1,000 attorneys, Foley combines powerful resources and award-winning client service to help you achieve your business objectives efficiently. We draw on the legal knowledge and hands-on industry experience of attorneys in more than 60 practice areas to provide the full spectrum of legal services — any of which can be tailored to meet your unique challenges.

Recognition.  Foley has been recognized in a survey of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel as an elite BTI Client Service 30 for 12 years — one of only 11 law firms to hold this distinction for more than 10 years. In 2014, Foley was recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers in more than 20 different specialty areas. We are perennial selections by Legal 500 and Best Lawyers, as well.

Website: https://www.foley.com/

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