Investigating allegations of digital plundering by former employee

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CRA’s Forensic Services Practice was retained by Latham & Watkins and Shearman & Sterling to investigate allegations that a client’s former employee had electronically plundered trade secrets, before moving to a competitor, which was the named defendant. The jury found the defendant liable for “willfully and maliciously” stealing the client’s trade secrets. Of the $44 million awarded as total damages, $28 million was awarded as punitive damages. The overall engagement was led by CRA Vice President Kris Swanson, with invaluable assistance from Vice Presidents Scott Solomon and Cuyler Robinson.

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