Trade Secrets Institute: Fellows

Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute (TSI), a pioneering new intellectual property initiative, appointed Tom Bengera, Alexander Goldman, Glenn Schieck to serve as TSI Fellows for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Before attending law school, Tom Bengera worked as a forecasting and replenishment analyst with Johnson & Johnson and spent time backpacking through Southeast Asia and the Middle East with his girlfriend, Lindsey. At BLS, Tom focuses on intellectual property, white collar crime and mediation and is a member of the Journal of Law & Policy. In the last year alone, Tom has worked at the Federal Trade Commission, the Eastern District of New York federal courthouse as a judicial intern to the Hon. Ramon E. Reyes, Jr., U.S.M.J., and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University where we worked closely with pioneers in the field of cyberspace law and internet policy.  Tom has also worked as a research assistant to Professor Michael B. Mushlin, during which time he helped to publish Rights of Prisoners: 2013 Supplement as well as “The Professor and the Judge” for upcoming publication in the Journal of Legal Education. In addition to his demonstrated interest in trade secret law, Tom is currently an intern at the Enforcement Division of the Securities & Exchange Commission, a research assistant to Professor Gregg P. Macey and part-time analyst at Investigative Management Group where he conducts pre-litigation and due diligence support for private equity clients.

Before attending law school, Alexander Goldman '14 founded AG Internet Knowledge, a consulting business. Among his clients was CTI, for which he helped win $20 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to provide Internet access to rural and poor areas of the country. He previously worked as a technical writer at ABE Corporation, a family-owned company in Tokyo, and as an editor at Simon & Schuster and internet.com. At internet.com, he ran ISP-Planet, the industry website for independent internet service providers, oversaw the biannual ISPCON trade show, and ran ISPCON's CEO Session. At BLS, Goldman focuses his studies on Internet law, administrative law, and business law. He has interned with the Internet Bureau of the Economic Justice Division of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the New York City Department of Design and Construction, and, in Washington, DC, at the Federal Communications Commission, where he worked for the Telecommunications Access Policy Division on the $8 billion Connect America Fund. His article “Regulating the Practice of Charging Loan Interest as a Case Expense” was published in a recent issue of Practicum, the Brooklyn Law School's online scholarly journal. In the fall semester, Goldman will be a member of Brooklyn Law School's BLIP Clinic. Goldman is a News and Events Editor for the law school's newspaper, The Advocate, and has written articles for the New York County Lawyer, the publication of the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA). He is a member of NYCLA and its Cyberlaw Committee. He is also a member of the City Bar Association, the Federal Communications Bar Association, and the Energy Bar Association.

Glenn Schieck came to Brooklyn Law School to explore the intersection between employment law and intellectual property rights. After earning his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, Glenn worked in the human resources and executive compensation functions at CIT Group, a bank-holding company focused on middle market financing and commercial leasing. He later worked for Cyrus Innovation, a boutique software development consulting firm in the West Village. Following his first year of law school, Glenn interned for Rockstar Games, where he researched a variety of IP and employment law issues. Glenn has also interned for Hon. John G. Koeltl and Hon. Paul G. Gardephe, both federal district court judges in the Southern District of New York.

In February 2013, Glenn and a classmate won the International Trademark Association's Northeast Regional Moot Court Competition, and went on to argue in the courthouse for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where the team finished in third place nationally. Glenn has an article forthcoming this year in the Brooklyn Law Review, entitled "Undercutting Employee Mobility: The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the Trade Secret Context." Glenn spent this past summer as a Summer Associate at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP in his hometown of Rochester, NY. He plans to join the firm as an associate following law school.

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