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Jason Raeburn

Jason Raeburn is a Partner in Baker McKenzie London and is an intellectual property and technology litigator. Jason's practice has a particular focus on complex technology disputes, often relating to trade secrets and copyright in the fields of software development and licensing, cloud and AI-related implementations. His practice also encompasses IP crossover issues involving breach of contract, IT infrastructure, the misuse of data and reputational threats. Jason also sits part-time as a judge in the English High Court, as a Deputy Master of the Chancery Division and as a Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal, hearing specialist appeals. Jason was recognised by Who's Who Legal as a "Future Leader" in Litigation (2021) and (2020) having been identified as one of "the most promising litigators in the world, whose skills and expertise are already turning heads at an international level". Legal 500 describes him as a "stand out name" for TMT and a key lawyer for high value IT and software disputes. Jason has also featured in Managing Intellectual Property as an "IP Star" (a ranking for notable intellectual property practitioners) and was shortlisted as a rising star in the British Black Business Awards (2021) and the British Legal Awards (2020). He was shortlisted as "Solicitor-Advocate of the Year" in the 2018 Law Society Excellence Awards in connection with his oral advocacy in court and appeared as sole advocate in a precedent case regarding the jurisdiction of the English Court of Appeal (Civil Division) - Handley v Lake Jackson & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 465.

With increased regulatory scrutiny and the emergence of employee activism, companies have experienced an elevated risk of trade secret disclosure from current or former employees acting as putative whistleblowers. In this episode, Aaron Goodman (Partner, Los Angeles) discussed key factors companies should consider in balancing their trade secret interests against the protections afforded to whistleblowers, with a focus on recent whistleblower laws across the globe.

The European Commission  (EC) released a White Paper entitled “On Artificial Intelligence — A European approach to excellence and trust” in February 2020, detailing policy options and calling for debate on issues pertinent to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data. It explores the strong human element involved in understanding how best…