Robert Milligan, along with Certified Forensic Computer Examiner Jim Vaughn, is presenting The Defend Trade Secrets Act – The Biglaw Partner and Forensic Technologist Perspective webinar for Metropolitan Corporate Counsel on Thursday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which Congress passed on April 27, 2016. With President Obama’s signature, the DTSA has now become the law of the land, and a federal civil remedy for trade secrets misappropriation now exists.

What does the passage of the DTSA mean for your company? In this webinar, you will hear from Robert Milligan, partner and co-chair of the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice group at Seyfarth Shaw, as well as Certified Forensic Computer Examiner Jim Vaughn of iDiscovery Solutions.
The presenters will describe the key features of the DTSA and compare its key provisions to the state Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) adopted in many states. They will also provide practical tips and strategies concerning the pursuit and defense of trade secret cases in light of the DTSA, and provide some predictions concerning the future of trade secret litigation. You will also learn about digital forensics and how the preservation and analysis of workstations, networks, cloud storage, external devices and other data storage areas can help you in your investigation.
The panel will specifically address the following topics:
  • Brief history of the DTSA
  • What does the DTSA provide?
  • Provisions unique to the DTSA
  • DTSA’s whistleblower immunity provision
  • DTSA’s notice requirements for agreements entered into or updated as of today
  • Where to start with digital forensics
  • Strategies in trade secret litigation in light of the DTSA
  • What should an employer or business do now?
This is the final installment of the 2017 four-part program, The Director’s Series – Essential Litigation Webinars, produced by Law Business Media, publishers of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, In-House Tech and In-House Ops.