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Laurel Pyke Malson

Laurel Pyke Malson

Laurel Pyke Malson is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s D.C.-based Litigation Group and co-chairs the firm’s Education Practice. She focuses on international and governmental litigation, complex commercial, class action, and administrative litigation; and compliance counseling, and litigation involving educational institutions. She routinely counsels foreign and domestic clients regarding litigation risk management in the U.S. federal and state courts; and has litigated extensively under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the International Claims Settlement Act, and other “public law” provisions where foreign and U.S. government, and related entities, are involved. She also has litigated numerous class-actions under, e.g., the Equal Educational Opportunities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, state consumer fraud provisions, and matters involving academic misconduct allegations, in addition to a broad range of business and individual torts, including civil rights and constitutional violations. In addition, Ms. Malson has counseled and litigated on behalf of a variety of public and private entities, including public school systems (and public charters) and universities, academic medical centers and other health care providers, and professional and trade associations. She also serves as a mediator in a wide range of disputes, with a focus on commercial and employment matters.

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Economic Espionage: A Real Risk for Universities

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Government Contracting, Government Regulations & FISMA, Information Management, Privacy, Public Sectors
The recent arrests of Chinese nationals for alleged economic espionage are raising eyebrows across American industries, who are rightfully asking how they can protect themselves from becoming the next foreign target. U.S. universities have been key figures in these headlines. The risk of economic espionage is a serious one for higher education because universities are… Continue Reading