The Business Litigation Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on June 26, 2018, titled: “Trade Secret Litigation: Selected Aspects from a Mock Jury Trial”
About the Webinar:
In this webinar, experienced trial counsel, in-house counsel, and a leading jury researcher will present various aspects of the results of a mock jury trial on trade secret issues. The presenters will describe what did (and what did not) work with the mock jury, and provide guidance on litigating trade secret issues.
Dina Cox is a legal strategist and trial attorney who honors responsive client service as a top priority. Dina has served as lead counsel in numerous lawsuits and bet-the-company litigation involving multi-million dollar claims ranging from breach of contract, false advertising, unfair competition, unfair commercial practices, consumer fraud, and breach of warranty to claims of serious injury caused by products liability and professional negligence. Dina is an aggressive yet civil trial lawyer who has significant jury trial experience in state and federal courts and substantial appellate experience. Dina defends class actions, mass torts, government enforcement actions, drug and medical device cases, toxic tort and chemical exposure cases, and professional liability lawsuits including legal malpractice. Dina also counsels clients during government investigations and assists professionals facing disciplinary grievances and licensing issues. Dina’s mass tort and class action defense work is national in scope and has included lawsuits filed in numerous states from New York to California as well as lawsuits consolidated as part of multi-district litigation. Dina is a regular faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in its learn-by-doing trial advocacy courses. She received her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis in 1995. For many years, Dina has been heavily involved in managing the firm, and she currently serves on the firm’s 3-lawyer executive committee along with the chief operating officer.
Marygrace Schaeffer is a Vice President with DecisionQuest. Ms. Schaeffer has been a trial consultant for over twenty years, providing jury research and trial consulting on hundreds of civil and criminal cases across the country. Ms. Schaeffer’s expertise includes strategy and theme development, mock trials, witness evaluation and preparation, shadow juries, post-trial interviews and visual communications. She is a frequent speaker on these topics. In addition Ms. Schaeffer has provided voir dire and jury selection assistance in hundreds of venues throughout the United States.
Scott Stimpson is Chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross Intellectual Property Practice Group and is resident in the Firm’s New York Office. Mr. Stimpson has practiced intellectual property litigation and counseling for 28 years, involving a wide range of IP issues including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He has significant trial (jury and nonjury), arbitration, mediation and counseling experience in a wide range of technical disciplines. He is a Registered Patent Attorney, and has successfully litigated many patent infringement and other technology cases, serving as lead litigation counsel in numerous matters. Mr. Stimpson also has significant experience in general commercial litigation, including causes of action such a breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and other state and federal claims. Mr. Stimpson has often lectured on American litigation, giving many presentations in the United States, Asia, and Australia. Apart from his experience representing American clients, Mr. Stimpson has also served as lead counsel for clients in Japan, China and Korea.
Fletcher Thomson is an Associate General Counsel for Textron Inc. He counsels the corporate office and subsidiary businesses on a broad range of domestic and international litigation and transactional matters, including protection of intellectual property, commercial disputes, corporate law, tax and labor matters, global branding strategies, cybersecurity, newly acquired business integration, contracts, licensing indemnification and nondisclosure agreements. His international work has included matters in Latin America, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asia, and he previously served as interim General Counsel for top 100 global automotive supplier Kautex, a Textron subsidiary headquartered in Bonn, Germany. Before going in-house, Fletcher handled complex commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes, business litigation, and related matters in state and federal courts, including obtaining a $50.5 million judgment for a client in a trade secret misappropriation case. Fletcher also represented corporate clients in a full range of transactional matters, including negotiating intellectual property related agreements. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and his LL.M from Trinity College Dublin.