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U.S. Attorney’s Office for District of NJ, Rutgers Law School to Co-Host June 8 Symposium on Cyber and IP Crimes

May 12, 2010 – 

Computer-related crimes and the theft of trademarks and other intellectual property represent a growing area of concern to the legal and business communities. On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Law–Newark will co-host the “Cyber & Intellectual Property Crime Symposium” for members of the private bar and corporate counsel offices. Attendees will hear from security and legal experts about the threats posed by cyber and intellectual property crimes; handling data breaches and cyber attacks; cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector; data breach notification obligations; and tested strategies for defending against the most common threats.

Admission fee of $25 includes materials, light breakfast and lunch. CLE credit is available.


What:  “Cyber & Intellectual Property Crime Symposium”  
Who:  INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW  
Paul J. Fishman, United States Attorney, District of New Jersey
Michael B. Ward, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Cynthia R. Wofford, Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service
Peter T. Edge, Special Agent in Charge, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
John J. Farmer, Jr., Dean, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
 
THREAT LANDSCAPE (Real-Time Decisions, Disclosure Obligations, Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions)  
Gordon Snow, Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Michael Merritt, Assistant Director, United States Secret Service
Erez Liebermann, Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Section, Assistant United States Attorney, moderator

INCIDENT RESPONSE 
Jodi L. Avergun, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Elizabeth Ferguson, Vice President & Counsel, Medco Health Solutions Inc.
Phillip Kwon, First Assistant Attorney General, State of New Jersey
Timothy P. Ryan, Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Investigations Squad, FBI–Newark
Alexander H. Southwell, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

A VIEW FROM THE BENCH: DISCOVERY, TRIAL AND SENTENCING IN CYBER AND IP CRIME PROSECUTIONS  
Honorable José L. Linares, United States District Judge, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CRIMES: FROM TRADEMARKS TO TRADE SECRETS  
Andrea Sharrin, Deputy Chief, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, U.S. Department of Justice
Richard Halverson, Unit Chief, National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Judith Germano, Economic Crimes Unit Chief, Assistant United States Attorney, moderator

PROTECTING YOUR COMPANY  
Erez Liebermann, Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Section, Assistant United States Attorney
Seth Kosto, Assistant United States Attorney, CHIP Section 
When:  8:30 am – 4 pm, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 
Where:  Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark