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    11.17.15 TSI Symposium: Protecting Trade Secrets in a World of Cybercrime (CLE event)
    Trade Secrets Institute logo
    Tuesday, November 17
    5:15 p.m. Registration
    5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Program
    Reception to follow

    Brooklyn Law School
    Subotnick Center
    250 Joralemon St.

    2 CLE credits available

    “The only computers these days that are safe from…hackers are computers that are turned off, unplugged, and thrown in the back seat of your car.”

    Marc Zwillinger, computer security expert and former Justice Department lawyer

    About the Symposium
    Cybercrimes are on the rise, creating new challenges for private companies and government alike. Brooklyn Law School’s annual Trade Secrets Institute Symposium will bring together experts from government, academia, and private practice to discuss how companies can defend themselves against cybercrime attacks and how to prosecute those responsible. 

    5:40 to 6:40 p.m.
    Panel 1: Investigating and Prosecuting Digital Trade Secret Theft

    •    Austin Berglas, Senior Managing Director, K2 Intelligence; former Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cyber Branch in New York
    •    Glenn Graham, Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Office of the Attorney General
    •    Serrin Turner, Cybercrime Coordinator, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York

    Digital trade secret theft poses special challenges for investigation and prosecution. This panel will discuss the issues that arise during cybercrime investigations and the tools available to law enforcement at both the state and federal level in dealing with domestic and foreign threats.

    6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
    Panel 2: Representing and Protecting the Targets of Cybercrime

    •    Austin Berglas, Senior Managing Director, K2 Intelligence; former Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cyber Branch in New York
    •    Joseph V. DeMarco, Partner, DeVore & DeMarco
    •    Alexander Southwell, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

    Companies of all sizes and in a variety of industries are vulnerable to damaging cybercrime incidents. This panel of expert practitioners will address precautionary steps that companies can take to protect their intellectual property and confidential information, as well as the challenges of recovery after a cyber-hack.

    Sponsored by the Trade Secrets Institute and the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship

    CLE Credit Offered
    The program provides two (2) CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the category is Professional Practice.

    Register at by November 10. The program is free of charge for faculty and students, as well as for graduates who are members of the 2015-16 BLS Alumni Association or the 1901 Society. The fee for all others to attend is $40. Our financial aid policy is available at

    About the Trade Secrets Institute
    The Trade Secrets Institute is designed to provide comprehensive neutral coverage of key trade secret cases and legislative or regulatory initiatives throughout the United States. TSI has established a database—the first of its kind in the nation—that connects users to supporting documents, briefs, motions, and timelines for current cases, as well as recent updates on pending legislation or regulatory initiatives concerning trade secrets.

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