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    04.04.12 Symposium: Private Data/Public Good: Emerging Issues in Trade Secrets Law
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    Wednesday, April 4
    11:00am – 3:30pm

    250 Joralemon Street

    Trade Secrets Institute
    Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law

    Online registration for this event is now closed. If you wish to attend, please contact Alice Loeb at 718-780-7904 or

    About the Symposium
    This inaugural symposium, to be held by the Trade Secrets Institute, will focus on emerging issues in trade secrets law and the tension between the rights of information owners and the public.

    What are the limits of trade secret protection? Who owns the data generated by individuals and aggregated by vendors? When does the public’s right to know about the effects of private activities on their health, about the procedures and findings of tribunals outweigh countervailing interests in keeping those facts secret? The symposium will bring together leading legal minds -- academics, practitioners, and advocates -- to address these questions.

    The first panel will address data mining, at issue in the recent Sorrell v. IMS Health decision. The second panel will discuss the public health implications of trade secret protection. A welcome and introductory remarks will be given by the New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

    View the full Agenda.

    Learn more about the Trade Secrets Institute.

    CLE Credit
    This course offers three and a half (3.5) CLE credits in the State of New York. The credits are non-transitional and the category is Areas of Professional Practice.

    • $35 ($10 per CLE credit) for Brooklyn Law School graduates who hold a current BLS Alumni Association Membership Card. If you would like to join, please call 718-780-7966.
    • $140 ($40 per CLE credit) for all others

    Financial aid policy is available upon request. Please email for more information.

    The program is free for those who do not want CLE credit. All attendees, however, must RSVP.

    Opening Remarks
    Eric T. Schneiderman
    New York State Attorney General

    Harvey Ashman
    SVP General Counsel and External Affairs
    IMS Health

    Deborah Goldberg
    Managing Attorney

    Gregg Macey
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Elisabeth N. Radow
    Attorney at Law
    League of Women Voters of New York State,
    Hydraulic Fracturing Committee

    David A. Stampley
    KamberLaw, LLC

    Berin Szoka

    Jane Yakowitz
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Sean Comerford '12
    Lillian Tan '12
    Carolyn Wall '12

    For more information, please call 718-780-7904.

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