Botkin Chiarello Calaf partners María Amelia Calaf (MAC) and Leah Bhimani Buratti are returning to law school, but this time they’re walking the hallowed halls as professors. MAC and Leah will co-teach a course on trade secret law for the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
This is a subject matter area in which MAC and Leah have considerable experience, having successfully litigated two recent Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals cases that have shaped the contours of trade secrets jurisprudence, Direct Biologics, L.L.C. v. McQueen, 63 F.4th 1015, 1017 (5th Cir. 2023) and CAE Integrated, LLC v. MOOV Technologies. MAC has also published on this topic, Inside Job: How Businesses Can Protect Valuable Trade Secrets | Corporate Compliance Insights.
MAC’s and Leah’s seminar will provide an in-depth study of federal and state trade secrets law and the legal tools available to protect companies’ intellectual property and confidential business information. In addition, the course will explore trade secrets litigation, as well as comparisons between trade secret law and other legal doctrines, such as patent law.
Both partners are excited to serve the legal community in this way, and inspire the next generation.