Joseph Folio

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Joseph Folio is an of counsel in the National Security and Crisis Management practices at Morrison & Foerster LLP. He is a former trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he spent several years litigating national security cases before he became a prosecutor in the Antitrust Division. He also served as the chief counsel for the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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Cybersecurity: Crime and Espionage

Prosecuting Project Raven: A New Frontier for Export Control Enforcement

The deferred prosecution agreements for three members of Project Raven charged with hacking on behalf of a foreign government seem to set a precedent for lenient treatment for this type of conduct. In reality, the case signals that the U.S. Department of Justice intends to crack down on this type of conduct using every tool available.