Shawn Fox, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA, Managing Director, Sikich LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group's Trade Secrets in 2017 LIVE Webcast

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 20, 2017 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Shawn Fox, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA, Managing Director, Sikich LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "Trade Secrets in 2017: Recent Legal Trends and Developments".

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    About Shawn Fox
    Shawn Fox is a managing director in the dispute advisory practice of Sikich. He has 20 years of accounting and consulting experience. As a certified public accountant, Shawn provides dispute advisory and litigation services, fraud and forensic accounting investigative services, and valuation services to organizations and their counsel.

    Shawn directs forensic investigations and analysis across a wide range of areas, including complex damages, lost profits, intellectual property infringement, merger and acquisition, class action, and bankruptcy litigation, as well as valuation and insurance coverage disputes.

    With significant experience in the preparation of expert reports, Shawn assists clients in all phases of litigation, including case assessments, discovery, document review, damages analysis, and demonstrative exhibits. He has testified in approximately 40 different cases at deposition, trial, and arbitration as an expert witness and has served as a court-appointed receiver. Shawn has been qualified as an expert witness in federal district and bankruptcy courts and state courts across the U.S.

    Shawn also leads investigations on financial restatements and financial reporting fraud, regulatory investigations, assessing fraud risk, corporate investigations, employee misconduct, and whistleblower matters.

    Prior to joining Willamette Management Associates, he was the Partner-in-Charge of McGladrey LLP's litigation and investigation consulting services practices for the Central Region and a Managing Director of BDO's litigation and dispute resolution practice in Chicago.

    About Sikich LLP
    Sikich LLP, a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology, investment banking and advisory services, has more than 750 employees throughout the country. Founded in 1982, Sikich now ranks as one of the country's Top 35 Certified Public Accounting firms and is among the top 10 of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the country. From corporations and not-for-profits to state and local governments, Sikich clients can use a broad spectrum of services and products that help them reach long-term, strategic goals.

    Event Synopsis:
    Unquestionably, US companies face an increasing threat of cyberattacks from rival companies and foreign governments and the likely targets are trade secrets and other sensitive business information. Since many US companies have overseas operations, the threat of trade secret theft is on the rise which results to billion-dollar intellectual property (IP) theft losses annually.

    To address the perceived insufficient legal protection of trade secrets, lawmakers have enacted a series of laws, such as the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA) and the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The US Congress may also support further law and policy efforts aimed at improving trade secret protection. An increase in criminal enforcement efforts is also expected as President Trump indicates the value he gives on IP protection.

    In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help businesses and IP counsel understand the recent legal trends and developments in relation to trade secrets. They will provide a comprehensive outlook for the year ahead and will also underscore best practices in protecting trade secrets.

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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