High Crimes & Misdemeanors: Trade Secrets Litigation & Criminal Enforcement

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Protecting Trade Secrets & Gaining a Competitive Edge in the Digital Age Webinar Series

Join us for the final session of our special multi-part webinar series on strategies companies can use to curb the heightened risk of loss of trade secret information, valuable customer relationships, and key employees to the competition while retaining their competitive advantage in highly-competitive industries.

In this session, our panelists will discuss the strategy and techniques involved in civil litigation involving misappropriation of trade secrets and the enforcement of non-compete agreements. They will also explore the potential interplay between civil remedies and criminal referrals involving theft of trade secret information and economic espionage. You will hear from two former Assistant U.S. Attorneys on what the DOJ considers to be serious enough to warrant criminal enforcement and how that may impact civil litigation.

The panel includes Special Guest Speaker Michael Levy, who retired from the practice of law after 50 years in 2019. Michael spent 37 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, where he was Chief of the Computer Crimes section from 2001 until 2017, and also served as interim United States Attorney for that district in 2001 and 2009–10. He is currently an adjunct professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.


Anthony B. Haller, Partner, Trade Secrets & Competitive Hiring
Joseph G. Poluka, Partner, White Collar Defense & Investigations
Michael Levy, Former Chief of Computer Crimes Section & Assistant U.S. Attorney (Retired), Eastern District of Pennsylvania


QUESTIONS? Please contact Jennifer Reda via e-mail.