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Maleena Paal

Maleena Paal is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group in Washington, DC. She represents both US and international clients on a wide range of intellectual property and trade remedy matters. Maleena began her career with Baker McKenzie as a summer associate, during which time she completed an International Clerkship in the Firm's London office. Currently, Maleena serves as the co-chair for the women's affinity group, BakerWomen.

Demonstrating trade secret misappropriation in a civil case often turns on the IP owner’s ability to show that it has a protectable trade secret. Yet in the criminal context, the US Government has taken the position that it can establish attempted trade secret theft irrespective of such a showing. In…