This session will explore cases which arise from matters where customer data, lists, relationships and other compilations of data are alleged to be trade secrets which have then been misappropriated. It will also focus on the role of the forensic accountants as consultants or expert witnesses in assisting counsel in calculating damages to the plaintiff and/or unjust enrichment to the defendant.
Determine the challenges of establishing customer-related information and other related data as a trade secret under state and federal law
Identify how forensic accountants can assist counsel in identifying and analyzing relevant data and information to establish that customer-related information is (or is not) a trade secret under state and federal law
Analyze accepted methodologies for calculating damages for trade secrets misappropriation and discuss case-specific data and information helpful to establishing (or rebutting) damages associated with the misappropriation of customer data, lists, relationships and other compilations of data