Using CFAA to Protect Confidential Information

, New York Law Journal

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In their Employment Law column, Jeffrey S. Klein and Nicholas J. Pappas, partners at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, write: Employers frequently seek to prevent unauthorized use of confidential information by enforcing non-competition agreements against ex-employees, but even when there is no such agreement, employers have statutory options. One relatively new theory that employers are asserting in litigation with greater frequency is a federal claim under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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