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  • From Vol. 2 No.2 (Jan. 20, 2016)

    What OFAC’s New Cyber-Related Sanctions Regulations Mean for Companies

    The U.S. government opened 2016 with new regulations to respond to and deter cyber attacks on it. On December 31, 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control issued regulations requiring the blocking of any assets of, and prohibiting transactions with, perpetrators of malicious cyber-enabled activities. The regulations reflect the “Obama Administration’s recognition that cyber attacks and espionage are a real concern to the U.S. national security and economy,” Joseph Moreno, a Cadwalader partner and former federal prosecutor in the Counterterrorism Section of the DOJ’s National Security Division, told The Cybersecurity Law Report. He and other experts suggested steps companies can take to avoid running afoul of these new regulations and shared insights on what is to come. See also “Gibson Dunn Attorneys Discuss the Impact of Obama’s Executive Order Creating New Tools to Fight Cyber Attacks” (May 6, 2015).

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  • From Vol. 1 No.3 (May 6, 2015)

    Gibson Dunn Attorneys Discuss the Impact of Obama’s Executive Order Creating New Tools to Fight Cyber Attacks

    On April 1, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order declaring that the threats caused by “malicious cyber-enabled activities” had created a state of national emergency.  The order launches a sanctions program targeting foreign cyber attackers, allowing regulators to freeze assets and bar financial transactions, among other things.  Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partners Alexander Southwell, Judith Lee, Jose Fernandez and associates Stephenie Gosnell Handler and Eric Lorber discussed the impact of this important order and these new tools with The Cybersecurity Law Report.

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