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Nuts & Bolts of Trade Secrets

Total Credits: 3 CLE

Average Rating:
Intellectual Property |  Corporate Counsel |  Solo & Small Firm
Bruce E Samuels |  Gregory Blain Collins |  John H Gray |  Aaron Keith Haar |  Kristine Beaudoin
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Nov 17, 2023
Co-Sponsored by:
the State Bar of Arizona's Intellectual Property Section


The Nuts & Bolts of Trade Secrets is an introduction to Arizona and U.S. trade secrets law. The seminar will provide a primer for anyone new to trade secrets law or who simply requires a refresher on the topic. Topics will include the basics of trade secrets, obtaining trade secret protection, protecting trade secrets, enforcing rights in trade secrets, trade secret litigation, trade secret remedies, trade secret licensing/transactions, the interplay between trade secrets and employment law, and practical considerations/best practices in dealing with trade secrets.

Aaron Haar, Jaburg & Wilk PC

Kristine Beaudoin, Perkins Coie LLP
Greg Collins, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
John Gray, Perkins Coie LLP
Bruce Samuels, Papetti Samuels Weiss McKirgan LLP



Bruce E Samuels Related Seminars and Products


is known for his pragmatic and creative strategies to help his clients achieve their litigation objectives. After practicing law at a large regional law firm for 26 years, he and several partners formed his current firm, Papetti Samuels Weiss McKirgan, which has grown to 13 litigation lawyers in two plus years. Clients look to Bruce to obtain or defend temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions when, for example, a company’s trade secrets have been misappropriated or a former employee is violating a post-employment obligation by soliciting customers. Bruce’s unusual versatility is illustrated by being recognized in eight areas by Best Lawyers in America®: Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets. Best Lawyers also recently honored him as the 2024 Lawyer of the Year in IP Litigation in Scottsdale. Benchmark Litigation has recognized Bruce as a “Litigation Star” in Intellectual Property since 2014. Southwest Super Lawyers includes him in the Top 50 Lawyers in 2023, and AZ Big Media has listed him among the Top 100 lawyers in Arizona in 2023. Bruce graduated from NYU School of Law, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Review of Law and Social Change, and Occidental College. He clerked with the Honorable Vice Chief Justice James Moeller from 1994 to 1995.

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Managing Partner

heads the trial practice group for Dorsey & Whitney, LLP’s Phoenix office. An experienced trial lawyer with multiple significant jury trial victories for his clients, Greg handles a variety of complex disputes, including intellectual property litigation, trade secret and breach of contract cases. Greg has been recognized by U.S. News & World Reports’ “Best Lawyers” multiple times, including three times as “Lawyer of the Year” in patent litigation for Scottsdale, Arizona. Greg also ranks as a “Southwest Super Lawyer” in intellectual property litigation, and he holds an “AV Preeminent Rating” (the highest possible rating) from Martindale-Hubble.

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Perkins Coie LLP

, Partner, Firmwide Co-chair, Trade Secrets Group & Firmwide Vice-chair, Trademark, Copyright, Internet & Advertising. Perkins Coie LLP. Gray focuses on complex business and intellectual property disputes and advises well-known technology clients across the country. John has special emphasis in trade secret litigation and counseling, serving as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants on multiple high-risk and prominent trade secret litigations, as well as regularly advising clients on managing trade secret risk. Bringing a considerable amount of litigation experience to his counsel, John regularly advises clients on mitigating litigation risk, including in areas of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. When litigation is necessary, John is skilled in all aspects, including initial case assessment and pleadings, e-discovery and discovery strategy, depositions, dispositive and procedural motions, evidentiary hearings, pre-trial preparation, trial, appeal and settlement negotiations. He regularly draws on the experience gained in Arizona federal and state practice from serving on the Arizona State Bar’s Civil Practice & Procedure Committee and working directly with several federal judges in Phoenix.

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Perkins Coie LLP

, Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP. Kristine counsels clients on employment and commercial matters, from early advice and workplace investigations up through litigation. Kristie regularly helps companies navigate internal employment issues, and clients trust her to handle sensitive matters. A litigator by training, Kristie has experience with all stages of civil litigation and assists clients in litigating commercial and other disputes in addition to employment-related matters. She is particularly skilled at shepherding a case through the discovery process with an eye toward resolution before trial and has secured complete dismissals for multiple clients at the dispositive motion stage. In connection with her litigation practice, which spans a wide range of industries, Kristie frequently assists clients with investigating complaints of wrongdoing, from employee misconduct to compliance issues and whistleblower complaints. On multiple occasions, Kristie has been seconded to clients with intensive, short-term employment and/or litigation needs. As a result of these secondments, Kristie has a firsthand appreciation for the diverse responsibilities and priorities of in-house legal departments. These experiences guide Kristie’s efforts to help her clients develop practical and effective strategies for both addressing and preventing legal issues.



Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 6


Beverly L

"discussion ranged from technical features to practical applications and was well thought through and presented"

Michael D

"Credentials and expertise of the speakers"

Valerie A

"It was informative"

Roger H

"Good presentation, but would have preferred to see more information for drafting agreements."