Shawn Fox, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA with Sikich LLP to Speak at TKG's Defend Trade Secrets Act Litigation in the 2018 Landscape

Top Quote Shawn Fox, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA, Managing Director, Dispute Advisory Services, Sikich LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s Defend Trade Secrets Act Litigation in the 2018 Landscape: Understanding New Trends and Developments scheduled for August 14, 2018. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 02, 2018 - 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, Dispute Advisory Services, Sikich LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Defend Trade Secrets Act Litigation in the 2018 Landscape: Understanding New Trends and Developments.” This event is scheduled for August 14, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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    About Shawn Fox
    Shawn Fox is a managing director in the dispute resolution practice of Sikich LLP (Sikich) and is based in the Chicago office. He has 22 years of experience providing forensic accounting and dispute advisory services to the business and legal community. As a certified public accountant, Shawn provides dispute advisory services, fraud and forensic accounting investigative services, financial analysis services, and valuation services to organizations and their counsel.

    With significant experience in the preparation of expert reports, Shawn assists clients in all phases of complex litigation, including case assessments, discovery, document review, damages analysis, complex modeling, and demonstrative exhibits. He has testified in 45 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 is also retained as a consultant to quantify the potential damages or exposures in disputed matters.

    Shawn’s intellectual property litigation case experience includes matters involving lost profits, reasonable royalty, incremental profits, fixed and variable costs, product line profitability, value in use, fair market value, diminution in value, unjust enrichment, and apportionment. He has worked on litigation matters involving misappropriation of trade secrets, patent infringement, false patent marking, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, false advertising, unjust enrichment, breach of license/technology agreement, and transfer pricing.

    About Sikich LLP
    Sikich LLP, a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology, investment banking and advisory services, has 750+ professionals throughout the country. Founded in 1982, Sikich now ranks as one of the country’s Top 30 Certified Public Accounting firms and is among the top 1% percent of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the world. 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:
    The past years have seen the increasing popularity of Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) litigation. Federal trade secret cases have increased annually from 2001 to 2012 by 14 percent. According to a number of studies from 2001 to 2015, at least 50 percent of both federal and state trade secrets litigation tend to concern software and technical know-how.

    The unceasing evolution of today’s legal and technological landscapes implies that the rise of trade secrets litigation will continue to gain importance in the foreseeable future. Companies should be mindful of the risks involved in the transfer of confidential information. They should also be cognizant of recent DTSA trends and cases to better defend their intellectual property rights.

    Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of bringing or defending against DTSA litigation and as they delve into the depth-analysis of the current trends and recent court rulings involving trade secrets. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in bringing out the best in these lawsuits in a rapidly evolving legal climate.

    Key topics include:
    • Issues unique to the DTSA v. UTSA (Uniform Trade Secrets Act) – including analysis of court opinions to date addressing these issues
    • Review of reported DTSA decisions on issues that overlap with UTSA
    • Seeking customer and competitive restrictions as part of a DTSA order
    • Seeking greater identification of trade secrets in complaint
    • Bringing claims in federal court
    • Inevitable disclosure doctrine issues
    • Impact of whistleblower issues
    • Damages

    Shawn’s portion of the CLE program will focus on the following:
    • Monetary damages remedies available for these types of claims (Defend Trade Secrets Act, State/Uniform Trade Secrets Acts, Unjust Enrichment, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Stored Communications Act)
    o Plaintiff’s actual loss (making the plaintiff “whole”)
    o Defendant’s unjust enrichment (measuring the financial gain realized by the defendant)
    o Valuation of trade secrets or confidential information
    o Reasonably Royalty
    • Defendant's rebuttal strategies for plaintiff's damages
    • Managing the Daubert risk on plaintiff’s damages expert’s opinions
    • Observations from Waymo v. Uber and dealing with challenging cases when the technology has significant value at an early stage of development

    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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