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Jury Acquits Ex-Jawbone Employee of Trade Secret Theft

USA - February 20 2020 Nearly two years ago, a grand jury in the Northern District of California indicted former Fitbit employees for receiving and possessing trade secrets…

Steven Grimes, Shannon T. Murphy

Commerce Issues Proposed Rules on Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain with Broad Impact: December 27 Deadline to Comment

USA - December 9 2019 On November 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) issued proposed rules to implement Executive Order 13873, “Securing the…

Francesca M.S. Guerrero, Adeoye O. Johnson, Christopher B. Monahan

Convicted Businessman Intercepted at O’Hare for Stealing Trade Secrets Sentenced to One Year and One Day of Jail Time

USA - October 23 2019 Earlier this year, a federal jury in Chicago convicted Robert O’Rourke, an employee of a cast-iron manufacturing firm, for stealing trade secrets and…

Steven Grimes, Shannon T. Murphy

Twenty-Eight Chinese Entities Added to Entity List for Alleged Human Rights Abuse

China - October 9 2019 On October 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 28 Chinese entities to the Entity List for…

Francesca M.S. Guerrero, Christopher B. Monahan, Cari N. Stinebower

OFAC Places Caps on Remittances to Cuba and Removes Authorization for “U-Turn” Transactions

Cuba, USA - September 11 2019 On September 9, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (“CACR”)…

Mariana Pendás Fernández, Francesca M.S. Guerrero, Dainia J. Jabaji, Christopher B. Monahan, Alexandra M. Solórzano, Cari N. Stinebower