Outside Counsel

Referring Trade Secrets Theft for Criminal Prosecution

, New York Law Journal


Guy Singer, Mark Mermelstein and Mary Kelly Persyn write: Upon discovery of suspected intellectual property theft, the temptation to seek criminal prosecution under the federal Economic Espionage Act as retribution and deterrence can be overwhelming. But corporate counsel do well to pause, consider carefully, and consult outside counsel with broad criminal law experience before turning to the United States with a criminal referral.

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