Kate Dion’s practice includes all aspects of civil and criminal litigation. She represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including allegations of patent infringement, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair trade practices, tortious interference with business relations, and other business torts. Her experience also includes counseling clients in government investigations, internal investigations, and white-collar criminal matters. In addition, she represents institutional clients and individuals in probate litigation. Read her rc.com bio here.
“Going Dark” refers to law enforcement’s lack of technical ability to intercept and access communications and information. In response, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is using a law from the 1700s, the All Writs Act, which grants courts the power to issue “necessary or appropriate” writs to force cellphone manufacturers to assist it in extracting … Continue Reading
Recently, the Mortgage Bankers Association released “The Basic Components of an Information Security Program,” for small and medium size companies in the mortgage industry that may not have the resources to stay well-informed of all the laws, regulations, regulatory guidance, security frameworks and best practices that have been issued by various government or private entities. … Continue Reading
We previously reported that government access to cellphone geographic information or CSLI without a warrant has become a vigorous debate between the government, defense attorneys, and the federal bench. In a lengthy opinion, Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California joined those who held that the Fourth Amendment applies to CSLI. Prior to … Continue Reading
Courts today are faced with applying traditional Fourth Amendment search and seizure doctrines to twenty-first century digital technology. In one such case, the Massachusetts Appellate Court upheld a lower court’s holding in Commonwealth v. Tarjick, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 374 (App. Ct. 2015) denying a motion to suppress memory cards that were seized during a warrant search but were … Continue Reading
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court in Grady v. North Carolina vacated the judgment of the Supreme Court of North Carolina upholding the use of a GPS monitor on a recidivist offender. The statute authorizing the program explained that the purpose of the GPS monitor was “for time correlated and continuous tracking of the geographic … Continue Reading