Year In Review: Significant Developments Under EEA

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 1:24 PM EST) -- The past year has been the most active and productive one since the enactment of the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) more than 15 years ago.[1]

In 2011, several significant convictions were obtained, and some of the highest sentences to date were imposed. Since the inception of the EEA, there have been eight foreign economic espionage (Section 1831) prosecutions. Two convictions were obtained in 2011, in Huang and Doxer. A bench trial in a third foreign economic espionage case (Jin) concluded in November, and a ruling is anticipated shortly. A conviction in a fourth foreign economic espionage case (Chung) was affirmed on...

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