Counterintelligence and Economic Espionage: What U.S. Business Needs to Know.
Washington, DC, 12 PM GMT
Economic Espionage - where American trade secrets (e.g., intellectual property and data are stolen for the benefit of a foreign government, foreign instrumentality, or foreign agent - is an ongoing and increasing problem. To educate businesses about this issue the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has created a movie called "The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets." The movie illustrates how one U.S. company was targeted by foreign actors and how that company worked with the FBI to resolve the problem and bring the perpetrators to justice.
This program will include a screening of the short movie (which can be watched remotely and simultaneously via the FBI's website). Afterward, Special Agent Peter Lapp of the FBI's Washington Field Office will discuss 1) The Economic Espionage Act (18 USC 1831 and 1832), 2) Cooperation with law enforcement, 3) Insider Risk Management, and 4) Recruitment of Human Sources. He will be followed by an esteemed panel to talk about what you and your firm, your clients' firms, can and must do to protect your organizations. This panel includes Ms. Eleanor Hill (former DOD IG) and Mr. Guillermo Christensen (with a long history in the Intelligence Community).
In-Person Event at:
Baker Botts LLP
1299 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
- Eleanor Hill, King & Spalding LLP
- Special Agent Peter J. Lapp, FBI
- Guillermo Christensen, Baker Botts LLP
- Danielle Camner Lindholm, Section of International Law National Security Committee Co-Chair; Chief Strategy Office, Whitehorse Technologies