|| May 9-11, 2002
at The John Marshall Law School,
R. Mark Halligan
R. Mark Halligan is a nationally recognized expert in trade secrets law. He is a principal in the Chicago intellectual property law firm of Welsh & Katz, Ltd. Mr. Halligan is on the adjunct faculty of John Marshall Law School where he teaches Advanced Trade Secrets Law and Trade Secrets Litigation. Mr. Halligan graduated from Northwestern Law School in 1978 and summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Cincinnati in 1975.
Mr. Halligan is also a nationally recognized speaker and lecturer on the law of trade secrets and The Economic Espionage Act of 1996.
He has served as special counsel to the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) and he is on the Faculty for the Centre for Operational Business Intelligence. Mr. Halligan also serves on the Faculty of the Competitive Business Center at Simmons College in Boston.
Mr. Halligan wrote the first nationally published article on the EEA on December 9, 1996 in the National Law Journal and he has been tracking EEA prosecutions since that date. Mr. Halligan is the sponsor of The Trade Secrets Home Page on the Internet which features an online database of trade secret decisions summarized by Mr. Halligan. See http://www.execpc.com/~mhallign.
Mr. Halligan is a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation and the current President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC). He is also the immediate past Chairman of the ABA Committee on Trade Secrets.
Mr. Halligan's complete resume is available at http://www.rmarkhalligan.com.