Christopher DeBaere, Principal, Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s National Developments in Trade Secret Misappropriation LIVE Webcast

About Christopher DeBaere, CFA:
Chris DeBaere is a Principal of Hoffman Alvary. Mr. DeBaere’s practice focuses on financial analysis for disputed matters and strategic and business valuation consulting. Mr. DeBaere analyzes financial damages in a variety of contexts, including patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, false advertising, and other commercial disputes. He is experienced in preparing complex damages analyses relating to lost profits, price erosion, reasonable royalty, and unjust enrichment remedies.

Mr. DeBaere prepares business and intellectual property valuations for transactions and litigated matters, including shareholder freeze-outs and bankruptcy proceedings. He has particular experience valuing interests in technology-driven businesses and privately-held entities with complex capital structures. Mr. DeBaere also assists patent holders in developing licensing and monetization strategies, and he is regularly engaged to value patents and other intellectual properties.

Mr. DeBaere received a B.A. in Economics and Art History from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Mr. DeBaere also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

About Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC:
Hoffman Alvary & Company is a consulting firm providing independent advisory services to law firms, their clients and other institutions worldwide.

The firm’s Intellectual Property and Valuation Consulting practices assist companies and their counsel in a broad range of areas including expert witness testimony, licensing matters, valuations and general business consulting. The firm’s principals are experienced in determining and testifying to the amount of damages arising from the infringement of intellectual properties, and as well as in analyzing financial, accounting and economic issues in investigations before the International Trade Commission.

The firm’s Law Firm Consulting practice focuses on management consulting to major law firms throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Europe, and works regularly with nearly half the AmLaw 100 and AmLaw Second Hundred firms in their strategic and tactical considerations.

Event Synopsis:

Trade secrets are among the most valuable assets for businesses. Because of their significance, corporations have continued to increase protections over their confidential materials, and the legal landscape has evolved, including passage of the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act. However, misappropriation cases still abound.

Amidst the evolving legal landscape, it is imperative that companies and their counsel understand the latest developments to prevent against the risks of trade secret misappropriation. Understanding appropriate strategies for litigating cases and maximizing or minimizing damages is also of paramount importance.

In this LIVE Webcast, trade secret experts Christopher DeBaere (Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC) and Thomas Woods (Stoel Rives LLP) will offer a discussion on how businesses can effectively protect their trade secrets and, thus, manage misappropriation risks. Speakers will also offer practical strategies in bringing out the best in these lawsuits considering notable cases.

Key topics include:

− Recent Legal Developments
− Notable Cases
− Managing Top Trade Secret Misappropriation Risks
− Damages – Key Issues
− Litigation Strategies

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