ABTL - Association of Business Trial Lawyers


Northern California

The Waymo-Uber trade secrets trial was described as a “battle royale” and the “trial of the century,” with a jury set to decide whether a former Waymo engineer stole Waymo’s and Google’s trade secrets and used them in Uber technology. But the case ended with settlement on the fifth day of trial evidence. What lessons can civil litigators, trade secrets specialists, and in-house counsel learn from the Waymo-Uber saga? How will courts balance tech companies’ trade secrets protections against employees’ rights to join new firms? Join ABTL’s Northern California Chapter for an illustrious dinner panel to discuss lessons learned and the future of trade secrets law.



Hon. William H. Alsup

United States District Court Northern District of California

Eric Goldman

High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University School of Law

Arturo J. González

Morrison & Foerster LLP, Lead trial counsel for Uber



Sonali D. Maitra

Durie Tangri LLP

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018


6:00 p.m. — Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. — Dinner

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. — CLE Program


The Four Seasons Hotel
757 Market Street
San Francisco, California
Veranda Ballroom (5th Floor)

The main entrance of the Hotel is located at 217 Stevenson Street, which is accessed from Third Street. The hotel is near the Powell Street BART Station.

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$120 — ABTL Members
$135 — Non-Members
$85 — Public Sector Attorneys
$1200 — Member Table of 10
$1350 — Non-Member Table of 10
Complimentary — Sitting Judges

* Add $20 per person for registration after 3/13/18.


1 Hour General MCLE Credit

The ABTL certifies that this activity conforms to the standards of approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.


Contact Michele Sliva at abtl-ncal@comcast.net or (925) 447-7900.