Computer Crime in New York Federal and State Courts

, New York Law Journal


Sean R. O'Brien and Sara A. Welch of O'Brien LLP write: The recent arrest of Sergey Aleynikov by New York State authorities on charges relating to his alleged misappropriation of Goldman Sachs' high-frequency trading computer code, an arrest which followed his acquittal on federal charges based on the same conduct, provides an opportunity to examine the differences between federal and New York state laws governing computer crime.

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