Aggressive Defense Against Espionage Charges
When most people hear the word “espionage,” they think about James Bond, spies, national security issues and agents of one government selling national security information to another country. Corporate espionage can be thought of as the private business equivalent. It is essentially one company trying to gain an advantage by obtaining the business secrets of another company. Also referred to as “economic espionage” and “industrial espionage,” charges of this type are very serious and carry heavy penalties.
At the Brill Legal Group, we defend individuals and companies charged with corporate espionage and a variety of other white collar crimes. We provide aggressive, experienced defense counsel to clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City and across Long Island. Our success in business crime cases means you can count on us to be there when you or your business need us the most.
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Attorneys Who Understand Complex Cases
The Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (18 U.S.C 1831) is one of the laws designed to protect businesses from espionage by other companies. Stealing proprietary information is recognized as a serious issue, and government prosecutors relentlessly pursue those who they believe are involved in such activity. As experienced Manhattan corporate espionage lawyers, we are equally relentless in defending our clients.
Some of the charges we fight against are:
- Industrial espionage
- Data theft
- Theft of trade secrets
- Stealing secret formulas
- Unauthorized use of patented manufacturing techniques
- Using hidden surveillance programs, key loggers or sniffer bots
The Internet has made it common for people and companies to use malware, spyware and sniffer programs to gain information about other companies. We vigorously defend against these kinds of charges and other Internet crimes charges.
In defending these cases, our New York data theft attorneys closely inspect every aspect of the case. Often, the activities the prosecution says are criminal are actually better classified as competitive intelligence gathering. This is a completely legal practice involving gaining information about a company from public sources, such as patent filings, newspapers and industry databases. We will examine every detail of your case and determine whether you were engaged in competitive intelligence gathering and therefore were doing nothing illegal.
Contact a New York Data Theft Lawyer
If you or your company has been charged with corporate espionage or data theft, the Brill Legal Group is ready to assess your situation. For a free initial consultation, call 888- 309-8876 or contact us online. We have offices in Hauppauge, Hempstead and Manhattan.