Courtroom Sealed At Ex-Goldman Programmer's Trial

Law360, New York (December 2, 2010, 7:53 PM EST) -- A federal judge closed the courtroom for part of Thursday's testimony in the trial of a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. programmer charged with stealing trade secrets.

The government had asked Judge Denise L. Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to seal the courtroom to prevent the disclosure of proprietary information about the bank's trading systems.

The defendant, computer programmer Sergey Aleynikov, has pled not guilty to charges he stole computer code related to Goldman's high-frequency trading platform before...
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