Christiane McKnight, Senior Counsel, Kaufman & Company to Speak at TKG’s The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Trends & Developments in 2018

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Christiane McKnight, Senior Counsel, Kaufman & Company LLC will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Trends & Developments in 2018.” This event is scheduled for April 17, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET.

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About Christiane M. McKnight
Christiane M. McKnight focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate court levels. Her experience includes litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants on a broad range of high-stakes contract disputes, trade secret and fiduciary duty matters, and issues arising under the U.S. Constitution, the Communications Act, the Federal Arbitration Act and the Administrative Procedure Act. Christiane has participated in the defense of putative class action litigation by enforcing agreements to arbitrate, and assisted in representing major national telecommunications carriers, cable companies and trade associations in notice-and-comment rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), as well as in appellate litigation seeking review of various agency orders.

About Kaufman & Company LLC
“Kaufman & Company is a national trial and litigation law firm with Cleveland, New York, Chicago and Washington, DC offices. We focus on representation in handling commercial litigation matters in areas including financial services, real estate, intellectual property and professional/fiduciary liability.”


The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) is one of the most significant developments in trade secret law. It created a new civil cause of action allowing trade secret owners to sue for misappropriation in federal court under the federal law. While trade secret holders are provided with additional legal mechanisms, they also have an affirmative obligation to inform employees regarding the whistleblower immunity provision.
With the rapidly evolving legal climate, plaintiffs and defendants should closely monitor DTSA trends and developments to keep their clients ahead of the curve in 2018 and beyond.

Join a panel of key thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of bringing or defending against DTSA claims and as they delve into an in-depth analysis of the current trends and recent court rulings involving trade secrets. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in bringing out the best in these lawsuits amidst the surge in trade secret litigation.
Key topics include:

• Overview of DTSA
• DTSA Litigation: Recent Trends & Developments
• Notable Court Rulings
• Best Litigation Strategies
• Outlook in 2018 and Beyond

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: