Economic and Cyber Espionage and the Protection of Trade Secrets:

An Overview of the Legal Landscape and Policy Responses


On September 26th, 2013, the George Washington Cybersecurity Initiative and Covington & Burling LLP hosted a panel discussion on the growing threat that cyber espionage poses to the security and competitiveness of U.S. businesses due to rapidly evolving technological advances.

Introductory remarks by:

The Honorable Michael Chertoff
Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Chairman, Chertoff Group
Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP
Chairman, George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative

Senior Speakers:
William J. Lynn, III
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
CEO, DRS Technologies, Inc.

Stan McCoy
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation

Covington & Burling LLP Panelists:
Kurt Calia
Kristen Eichensehr
David Fagan
John Veroneau
Gina Vetere

Moderated by:
Frank Cilluffo
Associate Vice President, The George Washington University
Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute