Computer Intrusion and Cyber Crime Litigation

Data and security breaches have become an everyday phenomenon in our day and age. The risks posed by computer intrusions and cyber-crimes are an increasingly critical element of any company’s risk management function. Individuals may also become the target of investigations into cyber-crimes and unauthorized computer access—crimes that can pose serious penalties and reputational risks.

Cyber-crimes are among the most aggressively prosecuted crimes on the books. Federal and state authorities devote substantial resources to investigate and prosecute cyber-crimes. Civil litigation involving computer violations and complex cyber-related legal issues—including preservation, chain of custody, verification, and documentation—is increasingly common. Digital forensics and electronic evidence have also become an essential part of much modern-day litigation.

Our team of skilled attorneys provides a depth of knowledge and experience in the areas of state and federal law governing computer-related violations, including common-law claims, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Economic Espionage Act, and the Texas Breach of Computer Security law.

Freeman Law represents clients in computer and cyber-related litigation and defense. Our legal team has experience in matters involving computer intrusion, hacking, invasion of privacy, data theft, and other related areas. Our representations include disputes involving:

  • Computer trespass and computer intrusion
  • Computer breaches and hacking
  • Wire and mail fraud
  • Intercepting communications, disclosing or using intercepted communications, and accessing stored communications
  • Identity theft
  • Money laundering

Cybercrimes implicate a variety of state and federal agencies and task forces, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the Department of Justice, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS); the DOJ Intellectual Property Task Force; the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Forces (ECTFs); and the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center). Navigating the landscape of oversight and investigative agencies requires skill and acumen.

Our team is also skilled in legal and regulatory issues related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. As these areas continue to evolve, the related legal issues will meld with more traditional computer intrusion and cyber-crime issues. Freeman Law recognizes this; we are dedicated to staying at the forefront as these emerging technologies continue to revolutionize social and economic activities. In this respect, we combine our knowledge base in more traditional cyber-related litigation with a unique white-collar and accounting background—and a position as a thought leader in the evolving blockchain and cryptocurrency space—to provide a distinctive brand of cutting-edge legal representation.