An Experienced Intellectual Property Litigator

I am a litigator with over 30 years of experience, who has successfully represented clients in a variety of matters in venues all over the United States at trial and appellate levels.

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I have a strong focus on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases.

I have represented clients in patent litigation involving a variety of technologies including computer software and hardware, light emitting diodes, bio-technology, semiconductor manufacturing and fabrication, optics and medical devices as well as business methods. I have successfully obtained and defended motions for preliminary injunctions and summary judgment motions involving the Patent Act, Copyright Act, Lanham Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. In addition to intellectual property litigation I also have experience in computer law including cybersecurity.

Before moving back to the D.C. area I was a a partner in the New York office of Sidley Austin. Before that,  I was a federal prosecutor with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (“CCIPs”) of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice where I worked for over eight year where I also served as Acting Deputy Chief.

I’ve first-chaired several patent and trademark trials and dozens of Markman, preliminary injunction and summary judgment hearings in federal courts throughout the United States. 

Other Selected Representations Include:

  • Man & Machine, Inc. v. Seal Shield, LLC, No. 8-14-cv-01829 (D.Md.) (lead counsel for plaintiff and counterclaim defendant Man & Machine re: false advertising and theft of trade secrets. Retained by plaintiff less than three months before trial. Case settled on third day of jury trial on terms very favorable to Man & Machine)

  • TomTom Inc. v. Michael Adolph, (co-lead counsel for counterclaim defendant Michael Adolph re: patent infringement involving a method for generating and updating data for use in a destination tracking system. (E.D.Va. 2012-2016)
  • David Toren. Federal Republic of Germany, et al, (lead counsel for plaintiff David Toren re: paintings looted by the Gestapo in 1942) (pending in D.D.C.)
  • David Toren Villa Grisebach Auctions, Inc., (lead counsel for plaintiff David Toren: re: looted painting sold by auction house (pending in N.Y. Supreme Court).
  • In re Tire Litigation, (co-lead counsel in various jurisdictions re: collection of $26 million judgment in a copyright infringement lawsuit.) 
  • Stanford University v. Harmonic, Inc. (lead counsel for co-defendant re: patent infringement involving fiber optic amplifiers) (C.D. Cal. 2007-2009)
  • In Re: Rembrandt Technologies LP Patent Litigation (lead counsel for co-defendant Adelphia Communications re: patent infringement involving cable modems; after originally seeking damages of over $120 million plaintiff entered into consent of non-infringement; plaintiffs awarded attorney’s fees. (D. Del. 2007-2010)
  • Bro-Tech Corporation v. Thermax, Inc., (co-lead counsel for plaintiff Bro-Tech Corporation re: theft of trade secrets involving ion exchange resin manufacturer) (E.D.Pa. 2007-2009)
  • Goss International Corporation v. Man Roland Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft, 491 F 3d 355, (co-lead counsel from 2003-2008 for co-defendant Tokyo Kekai Seisagusho; successful appeal from issuance of an anti-suit injunction based on the Anti-Dumping Act of 1916) (8th Cir. 2007)
  • Goss International Corporation v. Man Roland Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft, 491F.3d 355 (8th Cir. 2007) (co-lead counsel from 2003-2008 for co-defendant Tokyo Kikai Seisagusho; successful appeal from issuance of an anti-suit injunction based on the Anti-Dumping Act of 1916)
  • WebXchange, Inc. v. Allstate Insurance Co., et al. (lead counsel for plaintiff re: patent infringement involving computer software; case was successfully settled) (D.Del. 2007-2009)
  • The Author’s Guild. V. Google, Inc. (co-lead counsel for Amicus Curiae The Author’s Guild) (S.D.N.Y. 2009-2019)
  • Euro RSCG Worldwide v. Tarzian (lead counsel for plaintiff re: trademark infringement (D.Ct. 2008-2009);
  • Renard Marcel Daniel v. State of Alabama, (lead counsel for petitioner Renard Daniel; argued before the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in a habeas corpus  death penalty case)
  • United States v. Bukai, (co-lead counsel re: trafficking in counterfeit goods and criminal copyright infringement) (E.D.N.Y. 2009-2010)
  • Eppendorf GmbH v. Ritter GmbH (lead trial counsel for plaintiff re: trade dress infringement; jury awarded plaintiff $1.75 million after two week trial (S.D. Miss. 2000-2003)
  • Neumark Rothschild/Columbia University v. Osram GmbH (Lead counsel for plaintiff re: patent infringement involving process for manufacture of light emitting diodes)
  • Neumark Rothschild/Columbia University v. Toyodei Gosei (lead counsel for plaintiff re patent infringement involving process for manufacturing of light emitting diodes; successfully settled after two day Markman hearing) (S.D.N.Y. 2005-2006)
  • IBEP v. Serono, Inc. (lead counsel for co-defendant re: patent infringement involving bioengineering method (C.D.Cal. 2002-2006)
  • Physicians Interactive v. Lathian Systems, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22868 (E.D.Va. Dec. 5, 2003) (lead counsel for plaintiff re copyright infringement and violations of the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, obtained preliminary injunction
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. v. International Securities Exchange, Inc. et al., 451 F.3d 295 (2d Cir. 2006) (lead counsel for co-defendant, Options Clearing Corp. re: trademark infringement)
  • Frazier v. Roessell Cine Photo Tech, Inc., 417 F.3d 1230 (Fed. Cir. 2005)  (lead trial counsel for defendant re: patent infringement involving design for commercial motion picture camera lens)
  • Ferrari S.p.A. and Ferrari North America v. Michael Schudroff and BBS Automotive Group d/b/a Carriage House (lead counsel for defendants et al re: trademark infringement; successfully opposed motion for preliminary injunction. (S.D.N.Y. 2003-2006)
  • Pjur Group v. Megasol Cosmetic GmbH, (lead counsel for defendants; successfully opposed motion for preliminary injunction and was awarded attorney’s fees) (S.D.N.Y. 2003-2005).

Federal Prosecutor/Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section:

While with CCIPs, I oversaw a number of high profile investigations and prosecutions involving criminal copyright including the prosecution of the then largest counterfeit computer software operation in the United States, trafficking in counterfeit goods including for trafficking in counterfeit computer memory modules which resulted in the then largest fine ever assessed for a criminal intellectual property violation, computer hacking and one of the first cases ever tried under the Economic Espionage Act of 1996.  I also served as Acting Deputy chief of CCIPs and was a Special Assistant United States Attorney the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia where I represented the United States in dozens of criminal trials.  I received a Meritorious Achievement Award in 1994 and Special Achievement Awards in 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 1997.

Education:

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, New York, N.Y. M.I.A., 1988

University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA

J.D. with honors 1985

Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME

BS in Government/Environmental Science.

Honors:

  • Adjunct Professor of Law - Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., Cyberlaw.
  • Chairman, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) subcommittee on Cybersecurity.
  • Member Board of Governors, University of San Francisco School of Law.
  • Member Advisory Board, BNA’s Internet Law Resource Center.
  • Member Advisory Board, BNA’s Internet Law & Regulation.
  • Member Board of Editors, Internet Law & Strategy.
  • Member Board of Editors - AIPLA Quarterly Law Journal (2006-2009).
  • Recognized in New York Super Lawyers 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
  • Recognized in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • Profiled as an outstanding alumnus of USF Law School.
  • Member of the Program Committee for the Sixth Annual Conference on Computers Freedom and Privacy, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 27-30, 1996 and the Eighth Annual Conference on Computers Freedom and Privacy, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, February 1998.

Other Activities:

I am actively involved in pro bono legal matters and have represented an inmate on death row in Alabama.  I have also worked with a writer’s advocacy organization in opposing a major settlement involving Google books in New York.

Professional Affiliations:

New York Intellectual Property Law Association

New York Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association;

American Bar Association.

Federal Bar Council.

Federal Circuit Bar Association.

Bar and Court Affiliations:

 

  • California, 1986
  • New York, 1988
  • District of Columbia, 2015
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 11th and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts: E.D.N.Y., N.D.N.Y., S.D.N.Y., N.D. Cal., C.D. Cal., S.D Cal. and D.D.C.
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

•          New York Intellectual Property Law Association; New York Bar Association;  American Intellectual Property Law Association; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Council; Federal Circuit Bar Association

Selected Publications:

  • Co-author: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Handbook, (Wolters Kluwer, 2016).
  • Author: Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes, published by the Law Journal Press division of American Lawyer Media. Considered a “must have desk reference for an overview of copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trademarks, computer crime and the key federal and state statutes pertaining to intellectual property and computer crime.” First published in 2003, has been updated twice a year since then. Featured in the Bowdoin College magazine, Spring 2010.
  • Protection of Trade Secrets by Law Firms, Federal Bar Council Quarterly, Sept./Oct./Nov. 2018, at 10.
  • Some Lessons From the Waymo (Alphabet) Versus Uber Theft of Trade Secret Litigation, February 14, 2018, (http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2018/02/14/waymo-uber-theft-trade-secret-litigation/id=93528/).
  • Trump Campaign Officials Likely Violated the CFAA, Law360, November 15, 2017 (https://www.law360.com/articles/985452/trump-campaign-officials-likely-violated-cfaa).
  • Who Will Rescue The U.S. Patent System? Law360, September 28, 2017 (https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/968560/who-will-rescue-the-us-patent-system-).
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, GPSolo, ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Section, September/October 2017 (Selected as Best of ABA Sections).
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Landslide-A publication of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property, Vol. 9, No. 5 May/June 2017 (https://www.americanbar.org/content/aba/tools/digitalassetabstract.html/content/dam/aba/publications/landslide/2017-may-june/aba-landslide-v009n05-computer-fraud-abuse-act.pdf).
  • Available Remedies under the DTSA, IPWatchdog, July 18, 2016 (http:// http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2016/07/18/available-remedies-dtsa/id=70899/).
  • Handle with Care: Civil Seizure Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, IP Watchdog, July 5, 2016 (http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2016/07/05/handle-care-civil-seizure-defend-trade-secrets-act/id=70438/).
  • Misappropriation of a Trade Secret Under the DTSA, IPWatchdog, June 10, 2016 (http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2016/06/10/misappropriation-trade-secret-dtsa/id=69826/).
  • Definition of a ‘Trade Secret’ Under the DTSA, IPWatchdog, May 24, 2016, (http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2016/05/24/defintion-trade-secret-dtsa/id=69262/).
  • Five Things to Know About the Defend Trade Secrets Act, IPWatchdog, May 11, 2016 (http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2016/05/11/five-things-know-defend-trade-secrets-act/id=68954/).
  • Are You Making 'Reasonable Efforts' to Safeguard Your Client's Information? Legaltech news, March 10, 2016 (http://m.legaltechnews.com/?)
  • 2016 Marks 30th Anniversary of CFAA – Time for a Change, Law360, January 3, 2016 (http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/739442/2016-marks-30th-anniversary-of-cfaa-time-for-a-change).
  • Supreme Court needs to clarify the scope of the CFAA, The Hill-Congress Blog, December 24, 2015 (http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/264061-supreme-court-needs-to-clarify-the-scope-of-the-cfaa).
  • Not all Chinese are economic spies, The Hill, September 28, 2015 (http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/255036-not-all-chinese-are-economic-spies).
  • How my family recovered a painting stolen by the Nazis and sold it for $2.9 million, Yahoo Finance, July 7, 2015 (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-my-family-recovered-a-painting-stolen-by-the-nazis-and-sold-it-for--2-9-million).
  • NSA Encryption and Big Data, Reuters, June 28, 2015 (http://www.legalcurrent.com/nsa-encryption-and-big-data/).
  • The anti-innovation Patent Act of 2015, The Hill, June 22, 2015 (http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/245544-the-anti-innovation-patent-act-of-2015).
  • The St. Louis ‘Jailbirds,’ Yahoo Finance, June 19, 2015, (//news.yahoo.com/the-st--louis--jailbirds-181428689.html).
  • The Anti-Innovation Patent Act of 2015, Yahoo Finance, June 16, 2015
  • Economic Espionage Act Prosecutions: What Companies Can Learn From It and What the Government Should Be Doing About It!, BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, Vol. 84, No. 2081, page 894 (September 21, 2012).
  • A Look At 16 Years Of EEA Prosecutions, Law360, September 19, 2012
  • Disclosing Cybersecurity Incidents: The SEC Weighs In, Forbes, June 4, 2012 )
  • Four Lessons Every Company Needs to Know About Protecting It’s Trade Secrets, Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property, May 3, 2012
  • Chinese Espionage: The Risks Within U.S. Companies, Forbes, April 24, 2012.
  • The Rise of Cell Phone Hacking: Oh, To Be Young, Pretty and a Hollywood Superstar, Daily Journal, October 4, 2011.
  • The Treatment of Intellectual Property Under Bankruptcy Law, The Bankruptcy Strategist, February 2010.
  • The Intersection of Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy Law, Patent, Trademark & Copyright, BNA, June 12, 2009 (Winner 2010 Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing).
  • The Criminalization of Trademark Counterfeiting, 31 U. Conn. L. Rev. 1 (Fall 1998).
  • Supplement to Federal Guidelines for Searching and Seizing Computers, United States Department of Justice, October 1997.
  • EEA Violations Could Trigger Criminal Sanctions, The National Law Journal, August 25, 1997, at B8.
  • Federal Prosecution of Violations of Intellectual Property Rights (Copyrights,Trademarks and Trade Secrets), United States Department of Justice, May 1997.
  • Understanding the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, 5 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 177, Winter 1997.
  • Internet: A Safe Haven for Information Thieves, 11 St. John's J. Legal Comment 647, summer 1996.
  • The Prosecution of Theft of Trade Secrets Under Federal Law, 22 Pepperdine Law Review 1, December 1994.  (Cited in Senate Report No. 104-359, 104th Cong. 2nd Sess. 1996, accompanying S. 1556, THE INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE ACT OF  1996)  (Reprinted in Protecting Confidential Business Information, Law Journal Seminars-Press, April 1996).
  • Comment, The Adjudication of Indian Water Rights In State Courts, 19 U.S.F.L. Rev. 1, Fall 1984.

Selected Presentations:

Panelist, A MODEL BEST PRACTICES DIALOGUE: HOW COURTS CAN PRTOECT TRADE SECRETS, The Global Protection of Trade Secrets: Strengthening National Best Practices and Collaborative Approaches, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, December 2, 2016.

Speaker, THE DEFEND TRADE SECRETS OF 2016, Webinar, Wolters Kluwer, November 3, 2016.

Speaker, THE DEFEND TRADE SECRETS ACT: WHAT EVERY OUTSIDE AND IN-HOUSE COUNSEL NEEDS, American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2016 Annual, Meeting, Washington, D.C., October 28, 2016.

Speaker, THE DEFEND TRADE SECRETS OF 2016, Webinar, Wolter Kluwer, September 29, 2016.

Speaker, THE LAW OF TRADE SECRETS IN THE UNITED STATES, Virginia Society of CPAs Annual Business Valuation, Fraud, and Litigation Services, Tyson’s Corner Virginia, Oct. 29, 2015.

Speaker, STRUCTURING TRADEMARK LICENSES; NEGOTIATING SCOPE, QUALITY CONTROL, TERRITORY AND OTHER KEY PROVISIONS, Webinar, Strafford Publications, April 14, 2015.

Moderator, THE INTERPLAY OF PATENTS AND TRADE SECRETS; IN THE WAKE OF THE AMERICA INVENTS ACT AND SUPREME COURT DECISIONS, WHY COMPANIES SHOULD LOOK TO TRADE SECRETS LAW, AIPLA – 2014 Trade Secret Law Summit, Santa Clara, California, Dec. 4-5, 2014.

Guest, PROTECTING PRIVACY, Privacy Piracy, KUCI, November 24, 2014, http://www.kuci.org/privacypiracy/

Speaker, POLICING AND PROTECTING COPYRIGHTS ON THE INTERNET; LATEST APPROACHES AND DEVELOPMENTS, Strafford, November 4, 2014.

Speaker, CRIMINAL PROSECUTION OF TRADE SECRETS IN THE UNITED STATES, Bilateral Exchange Program Between the United States and Peoples Republic of China, On Intellectual Property Legislation, Regulation and Judicial Interpretation, The United States Trade and Development Agency, The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, September 18, 2014.

Speaker, PATENT LICENSING: AGREEMENTS, CONSIDERATIONS IN JOINT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, Webinar, National Constitution Center Conferences, April 16, 2014

Chair, Trade Secret Law Summit, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Washington, D.C. October 22, 2013.

Moderator, A HEAVY HAMMER? THE ITC & TRADE SECRET INVESTIGATIONS, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Washington, D.C. October 22, 2013.

POLICING AND PROTECTING COPYRIGHTS ON THE INTERNET: LATEST APPROACHES AND DEVELOPMENTS (NAVIGATING FAIR USE, INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS, DMCA SAFE HARBOR AND SECONDARY LIABILITY ISSUES), Webinar, Strafford, August 1, 2013.

INSIGHTS INTO THE EEA, Webinar, Certified Patent Valuation Analyst, July 2013.

COMPUTER FRAUD AND ABUSE ACT: LEAST UNDERSTOOD LAW IN THE U.S. OR JUST IN TECHNOLOGY? Webinar, Bloomberg BNA, June 4, 2013.

ANALYSIS OF ADMINISTRATION’S STRATEGY TO MITIGATE THE THEFT OF U.S. TRADE SECRETS, American Intellectual Property Law Association Spring Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 4, 2013.

THE INTERSECTION OF COMPUTER CRIME AND ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS, University of California, Boalt Hall, May 1, 2013.

THE THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS CLARIFICATION ACT, Law Seminars International, January 25, 2013.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2012 YEARBOOK: EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, NEW CASE LAW & REGULATORY HIGHLIGHTS, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Webinar Series, November 7, 2012.

CURRENT TRADE SECRET LITIGATION ISSUES, American Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2012 Trade Secret Law Summit, October 23, 2012, Washington, D.C.

TRADE SECRET FUNDAMENTALS: WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, September 11, 2012, Washington, D.C.

“TRADE SECRET FUNDAMENTALS: WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO,” DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, September 11, 2012, Washington, D.C.

“THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF TRADE SECRET DISPUTES: BIG CASES, BIG VERDICTS AND BIG CHALLENGES,” AIPLA, 2012 Spring Meeting, May 10-12, 2012, Austin, Texas.

“ETHICS AND SOCIAL MEDIA,” Webinar, American Lawyer Media, June 22, 2011.

“IP AND BANKRUPTCY LAW: STRANGE BEDFELLOWS,” Webinar, American Lawyer Media, January 28, 2010.

“INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES FOR FINANCIALLY TROUBLED COMPANIES,” 2009 Virginia Information Technology Legal Institute, Virginal Law Foundation, September 25, 2009.

“SECURITY INTERESTS & ASSIGNMENTS OF TRADEMARKS,” 2009 Spring Half-Day Trademark & Copyright CLE Program and Luncheon, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, June 3, 2009.

“THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS & THE FEDERAL COMPUTER FRAUD AND ABUSE ACT (CFAA),” New York Intellectual Property Law Association, December 12, 2007.

“EFFECT OF MARKMAN RULINGS IN SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS,” How to Prepare & Conduct MarkmanHearings 2007, Practicing Law Institute, New York City, July 11, 2007.

“TRADE SECRETS & CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION,” ABA Inaugural National Institute on Computing and the Law: From Steps to Strides into the New Age,” San Francisco, CA June 25-26, 2007.

“U.S. STANDARDS AND INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STANDARDS FOR INFORMATION SECURITY,” 2006 Privacy Academy, International Association of Privacy Professionals, Toronto, Canada, October 19, 2006.

“ANATOMY OF A DATA BREACH,” Global Privacy and Information Law Conference, Information Law and Privacy Group, Sidley Austin LLP, San Francisco, California, September 19, 2006.

“E-MAIL MONITORING AND ARCHIVING AND RECORDS RETENTION: HOW TO AVOID STORING UP TROUBLE,  Summit on Compliance & IT for Investment Advisors,” Financial Technology Forum, New York, New York, July 12, 2006.

“MEANING OF THE AMENDMENTS TO FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE GOVERNING DISCOVERY OF ELECTRONICALLY STORED INFORMATION,” E-Discovery “A-to-Z” Workshop, Glaser Legalworks Seminar, New York, New York, May 10, 2006.

“IP CRIMES: WHEN CIVIL INFRINGEMENT TURNS CRIMINAL,” 30thAnnual Intellectual Property Institute, The State Bar of California, Napa Valley, November 5, 2005.

“IT’S NOT AS COMPLICATED AS YOU THINK: LEGAL GRAY AREAS IN THE COLLECTION OF COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE,” Intelligence for Business Strategy Conference, Institute for International Research, Boston, Massachusetts, October 26, 2005.

“PROTECTING INFORMATION BY PLANNING, PREVENTING, PREVENTION AND CONTRACT,” Global Data Protection and Privacy Conference, May 17, 2005, New York, N.Y.

“THE LATEST AND GREATEST: ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS UPDATE,” Glasser LegalWorks, 8thAnnual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference, New York, N.Y., November 9, 2004.

“COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES,” Institute for International Research, New York, N.Y. September 10, 2004.

“CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SECURITY AND ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE,” New York, N.Y. December 10, 2003.

“THE USE OF REASONABLE MEASURES TO PROTECT TRADE SECRETS,” FindLaw Corporate Counsel Center, IP Strategies 2003,  Chicago, Illinois, October 21, 2003.

Panelist, “IN THE WAKE OF ZUBULAKE: NEW JUDICIAL APPROACHES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR LITIGANTS AND THEIR LAWYERS,” Glasser Legal Works, 7thAnnual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference, New York, N.Y. October 9, 2003.

“USE OF EXPERTS IN PATENT LITIGATION,” Practising Law Institute conference on Preparing Patent Legal Opinions 2003, New York, N.Y. September 17, 2003.

Panelist, “ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY: ONCE THE CASE HAS BEGUN LITIGATION: TACTICS AND STRATEGIES,” Glasser Legal Works, 6thAnnual Electronic Discovery and Record Management Conference, New York, N.Y. October 25, 2002.

“ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE AND THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS,” National Intellectual Property Law Institute (NIPLI), Washington, D.C. June 17-18, 2002.

“PRIVACY, INFORMATION SECURITY AND CYBERCRIMES,” General Electric, Fairfield, CT, May 21, 2002.

“AUTHENTICATION AND CHAIN OF CUSTODY ISSUES IN ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY,” BNA Litigation Forum, Electronic Discovery & Document Retention, New York, N.Y., May 19-20, 2002.

“THE REQUEST AND THE RESPONSE: CURRENT STRATEGIES IN ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY,” Fifth Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Management, Glasser Legal Works, New York, N.Y., December 6, 2001.

“COMPUTER CRIMES,” Computer and Technology Law Conference, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the University of Texas School of Law, San Francisco, CA, June 28 & 29, 2001.

“TRADE SECRET PROTECTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS,” The National Intellectual Property Law Institute (NIPLI), Washington, D.C., March 28-29, 2001.

“PATENTS v. TRADE SECRETS,” Patent Strategy & Management: Practical Methods for Converting Knowledge Into Gold, Law Journal Seminars, Tysons Corner, Virginia, November 3, 2000.

“REVIEWING THE INTRICACIES OF COMPUTER BASED FEDERAL CRIMES AND HOW THEY IMPACT MONEY LAUNDERING,” Anti-Money Laundering 2000, ICM, New York, N.Y. May 18, 2000.

“SEEKING FORMAL DISCOVERY OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION: PITFALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES,” Third Annual Conference ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY, Glasser Legal Works, New York, N.Y. March 31, 2000.

“EXAMINING THE REGULATORY SCHEME FOR THE HIGH TECH INDUSTRY AND THE USE OF CI,” ICM Conference Division, San Diego, California, January 2000.

“CYBERCRIME,” Cyberspace Law School, Glasser Legal Works, New York, N.Y., December 3, 1999.

“THE ESSENTIALS OF COMPUTER DISCOVERY AND ELECTRONIC DATA RETENTION RISK CONTROL.” Glasser Legal Works, San Francisco,  California, March 1999.

“TRADE SECRETS, INFORMATION SECURITY AND INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE,” Insight Information, New York, February 1999.

“REPRESENTING HIGH TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES,” ABA National Institute, November 1998.

“THE ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1996,” Dupont’s 12thAnnual Conference on Intellectual Property, Wilmington, Delaware, October 1998.

“TRADE SECRETS CONTROVERSIES,” Glasser Legal Works, San Francisco, California, June 1998.

“AN OVERVIEW OF THE EEA – A CASE RETROSPECTIVE WITH PROSECUTIVE FACTORS,” Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group, Miami Beach, Florida, April 1999.

“CRYPTO AND PRIVACY AT THE FRINGES OF SOCIETY,” Eighth Annual Conference on Computers Freedom and Privacy.  Hosted by the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, February 1998.

“PROTECTING CONFIDENTIAL CORPORATE INFORMATION,” Council of Chief Legal Officers, Laguna Niguel, California, January 1998.

“ENFORCING THE NEW FEDERAL CRIMINAL TRADE SECRETS LAW.”  Intellectual Property Owners Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 1997.

“UNDERSTANDING THE ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1996,” ICM Conference on Competitive Intelligence, Chicago, Illinois, July 1997.

“THE POST-COLD WAR REALITY: FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES BECOME PRIVATE BUSINESS CONCERNS,” ABA Section of International Law and Practice, Washington, D.C., May 1997.

“THE ELECTRONIC FUTURE OF CASH,” The American University Law Review and the Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., April 1997.

“THE FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF VIOLATIONS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS AND TRADE SECRETS,” Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence,   Office of Legal Education, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice, Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 1997.

“CYPHERPUNKS AND CYBERCOPS: RULES FOR CRUISING THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY,” The Seventh Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy, San Francisco, CA, March 1997.

“THE ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1996,” Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, Washington, D.C., February 1997.

“THE ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1996,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, Mid-Winter Institute, Marco Island, Florida, January 1997

“INTERNET RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES FROM LAW A ENFORCEMENT PERSPECTIVE,” United States Treasury Department, Office of Thrift Supervision Northeast Region, New York, New York

“The ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1996,” Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, December 1996.

“EXECUTING COMPUTER SEARCH WARRANTS,” Complex Prosecutions Seminar, Office of Legal Education, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 1996.

“DIGITAL MONEY AND PUBLIC POLICY: LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUES” The Institute for Technology Assessment, Washington, D.C. September 1996

“GATHERING EVIDENCE OF COMPUTER INTRUSIONS” University of California at San Diego Supercomputer Center, San Diego, California, July 1996

“THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND CRIMINAL LAW IN CYBERSPACE,” University of Texas 2nd Annual Computer Law Conference: Communicating and Conducting Business On-Line, Austin, Texas, May 1996

“FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF COMPUTER CRIME” Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 1996.

“FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF TRADE SECRET THEFTS” Protecting Confidential Business Information Seminar, National Law Journal, New York, New York, April 1996.

“CRIMINAL COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT” St. John’s University, Law School, Queens, New York, April 1996.

“INFORMATION SECURITY IN THE GLOBAL ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT,” Trade Secret Law Institute, Washington, D.C., April 1994.