The 2021 Sedona Conference on Developing Guidelines for Trade Secret Issues

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 4:30pm

This Conference will present for public dialogue for the first time several consensus, non-partisan publications from our Sedona Working Group 12 on Trade Secrets, consisting of:

  • WG12 Commentary on the Proper Identification of Asserted Trade Secrets in Misappropriation Lawsuits
  • WG12 Commentary on The Employee Life Cycle Relating to Trade Secrets
  • WG12 Commentary on Equitable Remedies in Trade Secret Litigation
  • WG12 Commentary on Protecting Trade Secrets in Litigation About Them
  • WG12 Commentary on Trade Secret Issues Across International Borders: Extraterritorial Reach
  • WG10/12 Joint Commentary on Cross-Border Discovery in Patent Litigation and Trade Secret Litigation

The Conference will further convene a panel discussing additional current/future trends in trade secret law and litigation, some of which may well develop into our next set of Sedona WG12 commentary drafting team efforts, for which we plan on putting out a call for volunteers leading up to or shortly after the Conference. And we will close the Conference with a Judicial Roundtable, comprising some of our Judicial Advisors who have graciously and generously participated in our WG12 efforts to date.



Paul Hastings (ret.)

New York, NY, USA

ND Galli Law LLC

Philadelphia, PA, USA

James Pooley PLC

Menlo Park, CA, USA


O'Melveny & Myers LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

New York, NY

Carpenter Lipps LLP

Columbus, OH, USA

Beck Reed Riden LLP

Boston, MA, USA

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

San Francisco, CA, USA

U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Axiom Law

San Jose, CA, USA


Chicago, IL, USA

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN, USA

Morrison & Foerster

Washington, DC, USA

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

San Francisco, CA, USA

Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA

Robert Bosch, LLC

Farmington Hills, MI, USA

Sheppard Mullin

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Aon IP Solutions

Redmond, WA, USA

North Carolina Business Court

Greensboro, NC, USA

Charles River Associates

Washington, DC, USA

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

San Francisco, CA, USA

FisherBroyles, LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Saint Paul, MN, USA

Arnold & Porter

Chicago, IL, USA

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Jones Day

San Diego, CA, USA

Rottenberg Lipman Rich, PC

New York, NY, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Bailey Cavalieri LLC

Columbus, OH, USA

Applied Materials Inc

Santa Clara, CA, USA

Renmatix, Inc.

King of Prussia, PA, USA

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Meland Budwick, P.A.

Miami, FL, USA

Paul Hastings LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Wilmington, DE, USA

Pelletier Law, LLC

Chicago, IL, USA

University of Akron School of Law

Akron, OH, USA


San Francisco, CA, USA

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Denver, CO, USA

Epstein Becker & Green P.C.

Boston, MA, USA

Michigan Court of Appeals

Grand Rapids, MI, USA


Time Session Panelists
  Monday, June 21, 2021 (all times EDT)  
12:00 — 12:10 Welcome and Introductions Cundiff, Galli, Pooley, Weinlein
12:10 — 1:10 [Panel 1] The Identification of Trade Secrets in Misappropriation Lawsuits Almeling, Graves*, Kayman, Klapow, O'Toole, Pelletier, Yates (J)
1:10 — 1:25 Break  
1:25 — 2:50 [Panel 2] Tailoring Remedies to the Misappropriation: Equitable Relief, Damages, or Both Battle, Bohrer, Bone, Candido, Cundiff*, Gale (J), Gerardi, Parsons (ret. (J)), Weibust
2:50 — 3:05 Break  
3:05 — 4:30 [Panel 3] Trade Secret Issues Across International Borders Busey, Cooper*, Gerber, Harts, Kay, Pade, Schultz, Vo, Wang (J)
4:30 — 5:15 Current and Future Trends?/Social Hour  
Time Session Panelists
  Tuesday, June 22, 2021 (all times EDT)  
12:00 — 12:05 Welcome and Introductions Cundiff, Galli, Pooley, Weinlein
12:05 — 1:30 [Panel 4] Leveraging Internal Assets in the Governance and Management of Trade Secrets Beck, Bowbeer (J), Edelson, Elston, Galli*, Marsh, McBride, Miller, Milligan
1:30 — 1:45 Break  
1:45 — 2:45 [Panel 5] Inevitable Tension: Reconciling Public Court Access with Protecting Trade Secrets in Litigation Barry, Bissoon (J), Duncan, Halligan, Hayes, Kahnke* Ostroff
2:45 — 3:00 Break  
3:00 — 4:30 [Panel 6] Judicial Roundtable Beeler (J), Bissoon (J), Bowbeer (J), Gale (J), Pooley*, Wang (J), Yates (J)


4:30 — 4:35 Closing Statements Weinlein
*Panel Moderator