Inaugural Sedona Conference on Developing Best Practices for Trade Secret Issues


December 7, 2017 - December 8, 2017
Scottsdale, AZ
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5 pm - Welcome Reception
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Sign in and buffet breakfast
Friday, December 8, 2017

Inaugural Sedona Conference
on Developing Best Practices
for Trade Secret Issues

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona

The Inaugural Sedona Conference on Developing Best Practices for Trade Secret Issues will be held on December 7-8, 2017 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This will be a PowerPoint-free, marketing-free assembly of thought leaders in trade secrets law. We will have capacity for approximately 75 people (including faculty). Attendance is by invitation only to ensure a proper balance of participants, and is limited in size to ensure that we have an intimate environment for meaningful dialogue.

For a detailed working agenda, with all confirmed faculty to date, please click here.

Co-chairs Victoria Cundiff of Paul Hastings and James Pooley of James Pooley A Professional Law Corporation and a distinguished faculty of judges, government officials, and counsel will lead the dialogue on topics highlighted by the May 2016 passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) and rising global concerns over trade secret security, including the identification of trade secrets, fact investigation, protective measures, damages and injunctions, and cross-border trade secret disputes.

This program is being held in connection with the anticipated launch of a new Sedona Working Group on the same subject, which will form drafting teams with representation from all key stakeholders on trade secret issues that lend themselves to the consensus-based, non-partisan Sedona approach. The Sedona Conference would plan to form this new Working Group's leadership and membership out of those leaders in the field who actively participate and contribute to the dialogue at this conference.

We have obtained a favorable room rate of $259 per night, plus tax, on a block of rooms at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for the evenings of December 6 and 7. This favorable room rate is available for three days preceding and three days following the nights of the room block, subject to availability of Fairmont standard rooms. Our room block expires on November 13, 2017, so please register soon while rooms are available. Complete hotel reservation details will be provided with your conference registration confirmation.


James Pooley,
James Pooley A Professional Law Corporation, Menlo Park, CA



December 6, 2017
Time Session Panelists
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
December 7, 2017
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome & Introductions
8:45 am - 9:15 am Keynote: Paying Attention to Trade Secrets
9:15 am - 10:45 am Investigating the facts
10:45 am - 11:00 am Morning Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Identification of trade secrets
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (provided)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Corporate counsel roundtable: Best practices for protection and prevention
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Break
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Damages
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Open discussion: Where are we now and where are we going?
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Reception with Faculty
December 8, 2017
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am Injunctive relief
10:00 am - 11:15 am Cross-border trade secret litigation
11:15 am - 11:30 am Morning Break
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Judicial roundtable: Case management
1:00 pm - 1:05 pm Closing Statements
1:05 pm - 2:00 pm Grab and Go Lunch (provided)


FTI Consulting



Moses Singer

Rubin Fortunato

Schiff Hardin

Seyfarth Shaw

Steptoe Johnson


To ensure an intimate environment for meaningful dialogue, registration is limited. We are looking for a balanced group of practitioners with diverse experience and viewpoints who will contribute to the dialogue, leading to valuable insights and collective wisdom. For these reasons, attendance is BY INVITATION ONLY on a rolling basis until all seats are filled. To apply for an invitation, please tell us your experience in the box below, along with a brief statement regarding how you can contribute to the dialogue, and click on “add to cart.” You will not be charged the registration fee unless your application is accepted. Once accepted, you will receive an email confirmation from [email protected], which will indicate that you should go to your order and actually submit the registration fee.


Refund Policy

Prior to October 5, 2017

  • Full Refund, less a $75 administration fee.

October 6, 2017 - November 5, 2017

  • Credit for another Regular Season Conference (Credit expires after 3 years). No Refunds. Substitutions are acceptable upon request.

November 6, 2017 - December 6, 2017

  • No Credits. No Refunds.