This roundtable addresses what to do when an anonymous hacker or other
defendant uses the anonymity of the internet to damage your client, whether to
propagate damaging information a simple libel or through the theft and
disclosure of valuable trade secrets.
There is unfortunately no simple or easy solution to this problem. An
attorney must try to assemble a team of legal and non-legal professionals as
well as pursue the assistance of law enforcement.
This panel therefore combines a civil trial attorney, Michael Thad
Allen of Todd & Weld, LLP, the Assistant District Attorney in
charge of Middlesex County’s Cyber Protection Program, David
Solet, and the Managing Director of Boston Office the global computer
forensics firm Stroz Freidberg, Kent Sinclair, each of whom
will explain their role in the investigation and prosecution of a case against
Attendees will be provided, among other things, with forms for filing a John
Doe lawsuit to unmask an anonymous hacker as well as information about what to
expect from different avenues of a legal investigation into an anonymous