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Cybercrime is not confined to stealing electronic data. Cybercriminals are now targeting corporate reputations in cyberspace. Their malicious online activities – sometimes conducted by competitors, third-party organizations, and unknown persons masking their identities -- are becoming more prevalent.

Crowell & Moring has developed a broad array of capabilities to investigate and defend against high profile reputational attacks. We work with clients and technology experts to understand the issues. We litigate tough First Amendment, “anti-SLAPP,” Communications Decency Act, Stored Communications Act, and unknown defamer issues with innovation and creativity. We coordinate our counseling and defense efforts across multiple practice groups such as Litigation, Torts, Retail & Consumer Products, and Regulatory groups.

We represent a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients at risk in this area, including internet companies, retailers, consumer product companies, government contractors, healthcare companies, financial service firms, and educational institutions. Our reputational defense services include:

  • Anonymous / First Amendment defamation and infringement litigation
  • Anti-SLAPP litigation
  • Communications Decency Act and Stored Communications Act litigation
  • Defamation removal and retractions
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act “take down” requests
  • Domain name re-grabbing and assignment
  • Non-disparagement agreements
  • Forensic analysis and investigation
  • Reputation, crisis management, and litigation counseling
  • Advertising, marketing, and consumer protection
  • Privacy and data protection

Members of our cross-practice team have been named as the leading practitioners by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Chambers Europe, Class Action Law360, Competition Law360, the European and United States Legal 500, European Legal Experts, Best Lawyers, the Los Angeles Daily Journal and JUVE in Germany.

Crowell & Moring continues to publish and present on cyber reputation matters, including posts on its Data Law and Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer blogs. Those blogs track legal developments in this growing area and provide an early-warning system on problem issues.

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"Emerging Issues in Sanctions, AML and Everything in Between in the Time of COVID-19: 2020 AML & Sanctions Risk Considerations for Digital Assets Companies," Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 19, 2020). Presenters: Caroline E. Brown, Michelle Gitlitz, Carlton Greene, Michelle J. Linderman, David (Dj) Wolff, Nicole Sayegh Succar, and Erik Woodhouse.
Speech/Presentation
Securing The Remote Bank Workforce ABA Banking Journal (May 18, 2020)
Media Mentions
US Computer Fraud And Abuse Act: How An Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling Could Have Serious Ramifications For Ethical Hackers The Daily Swig (May 14, 2020)
Media Mentions
Telenet Executive Vice President And Legal Director Moves To Crowell & Moring LexGo.be (May 14, 2020)
Media Mentions
"The Revolving Door of Autonomous Vehicle Talent: Managing Employee Access to Trade Secrets & Facilitating Robust Investigation of Safety Issues," Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 12, 2020). Presenters: Cheryl A. Falvey, Rukiya Mohamed, and Paul C. Mathis.
Speech/Presentation
DOJ And FTC Diverge On Duty To Deal, Lawyer Says Global Competition Review (May 12, 2020)
Media Mentions
INSIGHT: High Court's First Foray Into Computer Fraud Act Could Upend Liability (May 11, 2020). Authors: Stephen M. Byers, Gabriel M. Ramsey, Jeffrey L. Poston, Kayvan M. Ghaffari.
Publications
Dealing With COVID-19 Contract Issues In The Events Industry (May 5, 2020). Authors: Thomas De Meese, and Jan-Diederik Lindemans.
Publications
Where Do The Experts Stand On The Longevity Of Remote Work? Human Resource Executive (April 27, 2020)
Media Mentions
Chambers USA 2020 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 21 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S. (Apr.23.2020)
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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.

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