Computer Crimes

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Jason B. Freeman

Jason B. Freeman

Managing Member

214.984.3410
jason@freemanlaw.com

Mr. Freeman is the founding member of Freeman Law, PLLC. He is a dual-credentialed attorney-CPA, author, law professor, and trial attorney.

Mr. Freeman has been named by Chambers & Partners as among the leading tax and litigation attorneys in the United States and to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America list. He is a former recipient of the American Bar Association’s “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” in America award. Mr. Freeman was named the “Leading Tax Controversy Litigation Attorney of the Year” for the State of Texas for 2019 and 2020 by AI.

Mr. Freeman has been recognized multiple times by D Magazine , a D Magazine Partner service, as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas, and as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service. He has previously been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Top 100 Up-And-Coming Attorney in Texas.

Mr. Freeman currently serves as the chairman of the Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA). He is a former chairman of the Dallas Society of CPAs (TXCPA-Dallas). Mr. Freeman also served multiple terms as the President of the North Texas chapter of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs. He has been previously recognized as the Young CPA of the Year in the State of Texas (an award given to only one CPA in the state of Texas under 40).

Cybercrimes continue to be among the fastest-growing areas of federal criminal enforcement—and pose one of the most significant threats to business and personal security.  One needs to look no further than the seemingly daily news releases of the latest large-scale data breach to recognize that no one is immune to cybercrime.  Estimates indicate that the global cost of cybercrime will top $2 trillion by 2019.  In fact, cybercrime has been described as “the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, every company in the world.”

All 50 states have computer crime statutes.  At the federal level, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) is the primary statute used to prosecute computer crimes.  There are, however, a number of other criminal statutes that come into play.  While not exhaustive, a list of some of the most important federal laws dealing with computer crimes includes:

There are, of course, additional federal statutes dealing with everything from unfair and deceptive online acts or practices, internet gambling, and online securities fraud, to software piracy and intellectual property theft.  Depending on the cybercrime violations at issue, a number of federal and state statutes could be implicated.

Businesses of all sizes should seek legal counsel regarding potential computer-related intrusions and claims.  And those standing accused of computer-related violations should, of course, seek competent counsel.  For background on one of my recent cases involving charges of computer intrusion, click here.

 

Computer Crime Attorneys

Freeman Law represents clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our team is also skilled in legal and regulatory issues related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. As these areas continue to evolve, the related legal matters will meld with more traditional computer intrusion and cybercrime issues. Freeman Law recognizes this; we are dedicated to staying at the forefront as these emerging technologies continue to revolutionize social and economic activities. In this respect, we combine our knowledge base in more traditional cyber-related litigation with a unique white-collar and accounting background—and a position as a thought leader in the evolving blockchain and cryptocurrency space—to provide a distinctive brand of cutting-edge legal representation. Schedule a consultation or call (214) 984-3410 to discuss your cybersecurity concerns.