Christina Von der Ahe

Christina Von der Ahe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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UNMASKING BLOGGERS: Hedge Fund’s Bid To Unveil Blogger’s Identity Highlights First Amendment, Trade Secrets Clash

America’s reverence for anonymous speech is as old as the republic itself, tracing its roots to Thomas Payne’s pamphlet “Common Sense” and the Federalist Papers. But the right to speak namelessly has limits, and hedge fund...more

3/28/2014 - Anonymity First Amendment Free Speech Hedge Funds Trade Secrets

UPDATE: Sur-Sur-Sur Reply Highlights The Short Arm Of U.S. Law In Trade Secret Theft

A few months ago, we discussed the federal government’s difficulties prosecuting foreign companies and individuals for theft of U.S. trade secrets. We highlighted three cases in which foreign defendants effectively stalled...more

9/25/2013 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Cybertheft Foreign Defendants Theft Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets Act Preemption – It’s Still A Mess

In 1979, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”) was published in an attempt to provide a uniform legal framework for improved trade secret protection across all 50 U.S. states. ...more

8/23/2013 - Preemption Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts

The Short Arm Of The Law: U.S. Problems Prosecuting Foreigners For Trade Secret Theft

They say politics stops at the water’s edge. Increasingly, so does the power of the United States to thwart trade secret theft....more

7/11/2013 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Theft Foreign Corporations Foreign Defendants Trade Secrets

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