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Last Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department collected more than $8 billion in civil and criminal cases in fiscal year 2013. Approximately $5.9 billion was collected through civil litigation efforts, while $2.2 billion represents funds that

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Section 1030(a)(1) proscribes that “[w]hoever having knowingly accessed a computer without authorization or exceeding authorized access, and by means of such conduct having obtained information  that has been determined by the United States Government pursuant to an Executive order or

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Every federal criminal case requires defense counsel to review the investigation and evidence for constitutional violations. A substantial majority, if not all, of federal cases involve search warrants; thus, a thorough review of the requirements of the Fourth Amendment is

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The current version of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030 et. seq., contains seven, wide ranging substantive criminal offenses.  It also includes conspiracy and attempt to commit those seven offenses.  However, due to issues of federalism,  the

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On January 2, 2014, Gregg Pierleoni was indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in White Plains, New York, for mail and wire fraud. The press release alleges that in his role as Chief Financial Officer, Pierleoni embezzled approximately $5.7

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Every year the Supreme Court issues a year-end report to address specific issues facing the federal judiciary. In line with last year’s report, the most pressing issue facing federal courts is the budget. Federal courts are constitutionally mandated to perform

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The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) administers and enforces the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  As part of its regulatory and enforcement functions BIS administers and maintains the Entity List (published at 31 C.F.R. Part 744,

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