CALOBA(Chinese American Lawyer Of The Bay Area) Event: Trade Secrets Issues: Ignore Them At Your Peril (商业机密:不可逃避的危机)09/22/2015 - 09/22/2015





Trade Secrets Issues: Ignore Them at Your Peril

Trade secrets is an increasingly hot-button topic for the Chinese American community, in light of the recent arrest of Tianjin University professor Hao Zhang at the Los Angeles airport for Economic Espionage, the indictment of the Temple University Physics department Chair XI Xiaoxing for wire fraud,  and the arrest of long-time government employee Sherry Chen at the National Weather Service for espionage.   These cases are only the tip of the iceberg.  The underlying issues of all these cases are trade secrets misappropriation or trade secrets theft.

CALOBA (Chinese American Lawyer of the Bay Area) and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP are presenting a FREE seminar on trade secrets from the criminal and civil perspective, with an emphasis on criminal cases due to its serious impact on defendants' work and personal life.  We have included speakers from the U.S. government, the employer, and the defendant side to present a complete and balanced perspective .  This event also comes at the heel of the conviction of Walter Liew, who was recently sentenced to prison for 15 years under the Economic Espionage Act in Northern California.

This program will be presented in both Chinese and English.  Lawyers, Scientists, engineers, business owners, and the general public with trade secrets concerns are all welcome to attend!

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Light dinner will be served!)

Location: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. 1100 Marsh Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Sponsors: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Jackson Lewis P.C.

Speaker Profile:

Zheng (Jen) Liu is Of Counsel in the Silicon Valley office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. She has more than ten years of experience in complex litigation, particularly intellectual property (patent and trade secrets) and commercial litigation.  She regularly advises Chinese companies on how to conduct business in the U.S. legally.  She is a frequent speaker in the Bay Area Chinese professional community on these matters. Before obtaining her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), she had extensive research background in physics, biology and molecular virology.  She went to University of Science & Technology of China for undergraduate and may conduct part of her presentation in Chinese for the lay audience.  Full bio:

Mitchell F. Boomer is a Shareholder in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since joining the firm in 1992, he has represented employers in all areas of employment litigation, including trade secret and unfair competition cases in federal and state courts in California, Washington and Nevada, as well as wrongful termination, employment discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower cases.  Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Boomer represented the United States government in numerous military courts-martial as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corp. Full bio:

John H. Hemann is an Assistant U.S. Attorney at U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco.  He has extensive experience prosecuting trade secret, securities fraud, public corruption, and other white collar criminal cases, and has tried 25 cases in U.S. District Court.  He was the lead prosecutor in the recent trial of United States v. Walter Liew, the first criminal economic espionage jury trial to result in guilty verdicts.  He has been both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, serving in the U.S. Attorney’s office from 1995 to 2005 and from 2011 to the present, and as a partner at Morgan Lewis from 2005 to 2011.

Robin Linsenmayer is Of Counsel in the Silicon Valley office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.  She focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and SEC and other government investigations and enforcement matters.  Ms. Linsenmayer currently represents a Chinese defendant accused of Economic Espionage.  Prior to joining Orrick, Ms. Linsenmayer was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York.  She also has extensive experience in cases involving wire fraud and mail fraud, securities fraud, antitrust offenses, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Full bio: