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Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act - Key Developments After the First Two Years

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 63 minutes
Recorded Date: February 06, 2019
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  • Key Differences Between the DTSA and UTSA
  • Seizure Pursuant to the DTSA
  • Inevitable Disclosure and the DTSA
  • DTSA vs. State Non-Compete Law
  • Your Questions
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: February 6, 2019
For NY - Difficulty Level: Experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


The Defend Trade Secrets Act, which became effective in May 2016, provided a new federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and was predicted to dramatically change the landscape for trade secret litigation. Buy has really happened in the DTSA's first two years? Take this program to find out! 

This program was recorded on February 6th, 2019.

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American Bar Association
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John A. Stone

DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

John A. Stone is a partner at the DeCotiis’ New Jersey and New York offices. Mr. Stone’s practice focuses on complex business matters, including trade secret and other intellectual property litigation, unfair competition and tortious interference claims, construction, land use, and intra-company disputes, in State and Federal Court. He has particular expertise in complex litigation and takes pride in getting results for his clients.

Mr. Stone received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, his J.D. from the University of Richmond, Virginia, and studied International Law at Cambridge University.

Mr. Stone is a frequent lecturer at seminars and nationwide and international conferences regarding trade secrets, trade dress, and theft of ideas, and has published numerous articles on those and other issues. He is also co-chair of the ABA’s Litigation Section’s Trade Secrets Subcommittee and co-editor of the ABA’s Litigation Section’s Intellectual Property Newsletter.

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Nicole D. Galli

Managing Partner
Law Offices of N.D. Galli, LLC

Nicole D. Galli focuses her practice on commercial litigation, including all forms of intellectual property (IP) litigation, and IP counseling, especially regarding trade secret protection.

Ms. Galli has litigated, through trial, a wide variety of IP and business disputes for clients in federal and state courts, administrative forums, and arbitration venues throughout the nation. She has worked in both litigation and counseling capacities with clients in numerous industries including medical devices, software, consumer electronics, consumer products, automotive, energy, hospitality, food and beverage, construction, manufacturing, health care, marketing and other service providers.

Clients range from individuals and small start-up companies to the largest national and international companies, including a number of cultural institutions and other non-profits. After having spent over two decades in two AmLaw 100 firms, an intellectual property boutique firm, and a full-service regional firm, Ms. Galli founded the Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC in 2015 to provide clients with sophisticated, first-in-class legal services in an innovative, efficient and customized manner that best suits their business needs.

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Ronald T. Coleman, Jr.

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobb LLP

Ron Coleman is an accomplished trial lawyer who thrives in big, complex cases. Throughout his 30-year career, Ron has helped his clients successfully resolve all manner of legal disputes, whether via negotiation, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, trial, or appeal. Whether representing a plaintiff or defendant, his creative, sophisticated approach to resolving disputes is designed to help his clients reach the best possible outcomes consistent with their business goals.

Ron represents manufacturers, technology companies, franchisors, and other clients in a variety of commercial, intellectual property, and product liability cases. His intellectual property experience includes trade secret, trademark, copyright, and patent infringement matters. Ron also regularly represents national franchisors in all manner of disputes, including disputes with franchisees and claims arising from competition between franchise systems.

Ron invests in learning about his clients and focuses on helping them navigate through often business-defining disputes. Ron is particularly proud that he has developed a group of long-standing litigation clients, some of which have worked with him for more than 20 years.

It is a testament to Ron’s tenacity and results that he is often called upon to handle the biggest, most complex pieces of litigation facing businesses in the Southeast.

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