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The FBI Speaks Out: Economic Espionage and Protecting Trade Secrets
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When: 7/30/2014
From 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Where: Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 
United States

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Joint BBA / BPLA sponsored event:

The FBI Speaks Out: Economic Espionage and Protecting Trade Secrets

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA



Trade secret thefts, both domestic and international, cost U.S. companies billions of dollars per year.  Over 85 percent of trade secret thefts involve employees and business partners.  It is imperative to put a trade secret protection program in place.  The FBI will show you why and how. 

In a joint BBA/BPLA sponsored event, federal enforcement specialists Carmine Nigro and Ted Distaso, Brian Moriarty of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, P.C., and Russell Beck of Beck Reed Riden LLP discuss methods of trade secret theft and best practices in theft prevention.

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1.       Why should people attend this event?

Trade secret litigation has risen steadily since 2000 and costs U.S. companies billions of dollars per year.  The FBI stands at the helm of the fight against trade secret misappropriation, prosecuting cases under the Economic Espionage Act and working with the private sector through its Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership Program.  "The FBI Speaks Out" will give attendees an inside look at the FBI's efforts to combat increasing incidents of corporate espionage.  Attendees will also hear from private practitioners with decades of experience in the field.

2.       What will people leave knowing?

Attendees of "The FBI Speaks Out" will leave with an understanding of foreign and domestic threats to trade secrets, practical tips on how to minimize risks, and available remedies after misappropriation.

3.       What are you most excited about for this program?

Hearing from the FBI and practitioners about practical steps to effectively combat economic espionage.

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