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Event | November 8 | 9 am – 6 pm EST

Presented by the Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law in collaboration with Baker McKenzie

On November 8, join thought leaders from government, the judiciary, academia, and private practice for this timely gathering on the Georgetown Law campus in Washington, DC. Laws and policy surrounding the protection of trade secrets are changing as technology evolves. In this first-of-its-kind event at Georgetown, intellectual property experts will discuss the following topics:

  • How generative AI is transforming the trade secret landscape
  • The role of non-competes
  • Protecting against leaks of confidential information
  • The impact of China’s emerging trade secret protection landscape on global commerce
  • The future of trade secrets in the US and abroad

Guests of Baker McKenzie please use the Registration button to indicate your interest in attending on a complimentary basis. Please note that space is limited.



Georgetown Law Trade Secrets Symposium Banner
9:00 amRegistration
Breakfast served
9:30 amIntroduction and Opening Remarks
9:45 amHow Generative AI Transforms the Trade Secret Landscape
10:45 amBreak (15 mins)
11:00 amNon-Competes in the Eyes of the FTC and the NLRB: Necessary for Data Protection of Just Anti-Worker?
12:00 pmKeynote Speech
Lunch served
1:15 pmBreak (15 mins)
1:30 pmEmployees Who Leak Confidential Information: Addressing a New Paradigm
2:30 pmChina’s Emerging Trade Secret Protection Landscape and Its Impact on Global Commerce
3:30 pmBreak (15 mins)
3:45 pmRocket Panel on the Future of Trade Secrets: U.S. and International
4:45 pmClosing Remarks
5:00 pmReception

Event Details

November 8, 2023

9:00 am to 6:00 pm EST

500 1st Street
Northwest Washington, DC 20001

CLE credit is pending for this event.

Guest Presenters

Prof. Daniel C.K. Chow
The Ohio State University
Moritz College of Law

Burton Davis

Prof. Jim Feinerman
Georgetown Law

Prof. Daniel B. Garrie
Law & Forensics, JAMS,
and Harvard University

Hon. Max Haedicke
Freiburg University and
Unified Patent Court

Bill Hannas
Georgetown University Center
for Security and Emerging Technology

Prof. Christopher M. Holman
University of Missouri
Kansas City School of Law

Prof. Camilla A. Hrdy
University of Akron
School of Law

Prof. Bruce Kobayahsi
Antonin Scalia Law School
at George Mason University

Stephen Malone
Fox Corporation

James Pooley
James Pooley, PLC

Sujit Raman
TRM Labs

Rahul Rao
Federal Trade Commission

Prof. Elizabeth Rowe
University of Virginia
School of Law

Prof. Josh Sarnoff
DePaul University
College of Law

Commissioner Keith E. Sonderling
US Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission

Prof. Neel Sukhatme
Georgetown Law

Nathan Swinton
Department of Justice

Prof. Jay Thomas
Georgetown Law

Prof. Charlotte Tschider
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law


Michael Brewer is the Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie's California offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Los Angeles and Chair of the Firm’s Global Employment & Compensation Practice. A trial lawyer who represents global and domestic clients, Michael has tried class action and single plaintiff employment cases before judges, juries and arbitrators. Super Lawyers has repeatedly recognized Michael for his superior defense of employment claims.


William (Bill) Dugan is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Employment and Compensation Practice Group, residing in Chicago and New York, chair of the US Disputes Employment Group, co-chair of the North American Employment Disputes Group, and a member of the Steering Committee for the North American Employment and Compensation Practice. Bill has been recognized as a leader in labor and employment law by Chambers, he has been repeatedly recognized for his superior litigation defense in Super Lawyers, and Legal 500 has stated that Bill is a “master in the art of defending corporations in litigation.” Bill represents management in complex litigation in federal and state courts and other tribunals throughout the United States, including trade secret and restrictive covenant matters, class and collective actions, and labor arbitrations. Bill also counsels employers on a wide range of Labor and Employment issues.


Mark Goodman is a partner in the Firm's San Francisco office who serves as co-Chair of the firm’s North America Commercial Litigation group and is part of the North America Trial Team. Mark has led complex multidistrict litigation, handled class actions and tried cases in state and federal courts across the US for both domestic and international clients. Mark regularly presents on product liability, risk mitigation and cross-border disputes. Listed in Who's Who in American Law and a Fellow of the American Bar Association, Mark has been regularly recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer, a member of the Legal 500 and as a member of the International Who's Who of Professionals.


Krissy Katzenstein is a partner in the Employment & Compensation Practice Group in Baker McKenzie’s New York office. Krissy represents employers in a wide range of employment disputes, with a focus on class and collective actions involving systemic discrimination as well as federal and state agency investigations of systemic discrimination and harassment claims. Krissy was named a “Rising Star” in Employment Law by Law360 in 2019.


Nandu Machiraju is a counsel in Baker McKenzie's North America Antitrust & Competition Practice Group. He has significant industry experience in antitrust matters affecting the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mining, and technology sectors. Nandu advises clients on a wide range of antitrust matters and has considerable experience counseling clients in government investigations, proposed mergers and acquisitions, conduct matters, compliance, and litigation. Before joining the Firm, Nandu worked as an attorney with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Most recently, Nandu was an attorney in the Bureau of Competition’s Litigation Group where he served a critical role on merger litigation challenges in the hospital and medical-device industries. Before that, he served as an Attorney Advisor to FTC Chairman Joseph J. Simons where he advised on enforcement, appellate advocacy, policy, and congressional relations as well as matters relating to agency management. Nandu also was an attorney in the Mergers I Division where he worked on mergers involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, retail pharmacies, and cement plants. Before joining the FTC, Nandu was an associate at an international law firm where he practiced antitrust and competition law in that firm’s Washington, D.C. and Brussels offices.


Mackenzie Martin co-leads the Firm's Global Patent Practice and is a member of the Firm's North American Intellectual Property & Technology and North American Trial Team Steering Committees. She focuses on intellectual property litigation, counseling, licensing, and portfolio strategy matters. She has significant experience in patent and trade secret litigation actions in federal district courts, before the US International Trade Commission, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mackenzie was named as one of the "Lawyers on the Rise" by Texas Lawyer in 2016, was given the Rising Star Award for IP at Euromoney's 2017 Americas Women in Business Law Awards, and was selected as a Rising Star for intellectual property litigation in Super Lawyers in 2017 to 2021.


Bradford Newman is a litigation partner resident in Baker McKenzie's Palo Alto Office and Chair of the North America Trade Secrets Practice. According to Chambers USA, Brad is a "recognized authority on trade secrets cases" who "is valued for his tenacious, intelligent and thoughtful approach to trade secrets matters." Bradford regularly serves as lead trial counsel in cases with potential eight and nine-figure liability, and has successfully litigated (both prosecuting and defending) a broad spectrum of trade secrets cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. He routinely advises and represents the world's leading technology, banking, professional service, manufacturing and commerce companies in connection with their most significant data protection and trade secret matters. Bradford is the author of Protecting Intellectual Property in the Age of Employee Mobility: Forms and Analysis, a comprehensive treatise published by ALM that offers authoritative guidance on legal risks and practical steps companies can take to protect their IP and remedy IP theft.


Elizabeth Roper is a partner in Baker McKenzie's North America Litigation and Global Dispute Resolution Practice. She is based in the New York office. Prior to joining the firm, Liz served in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office as Bureau Chief of the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau (CITB). In this role, Liz directed the investigation and prosecution of all types of cybercrime impacting Manhattan, including sophisticated cyber-enabled financial crime such as identity theft, payment card fraud, and money laundering; network intrusions, hacking, ransomware, and "middleman" attacks; intellectual property theft; "dark web" trafficking of contraband; and the theft and illicit use of cryptocurrencies.


Jennifer Ancona Semko focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and internal investigations, with more than 20 years of experience litigating in state and federal courts across the United States. Jennifer represents clients in domestic and international disputes and has expertise in cross-border judicial processes. She also has guided clients through investigations by the US Department of Justice, SEC, EPA, NYSE, Senate Finance Committee, United Nations and other government agencies. She is currently the Chair of the Washington Office Litigation and Government Enforcement practice, as well as Co-Chair of the North American Commercial Litigation subgroup.

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