Your Company vs. the World: What Happens When a Foreign Government Targets Your Company With a Cyberattack

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Following the U.S. airstrike on an Iranian general in January 2020, companies were warned that they were potential targets for retaliatory cyberattacks by the Iranian government. In separate indictments in February and July 2020, Chinese government hackers were charged with massive intrusions involving personal data theft at Equifax and trade secret theft from companies in various industries, including high-tech manufacturing, business, defense, engineering, energy, and even the development of COVID-19 vaccines. While all cyberattacks are cause for concern, a sophisticated attack coming from a hacking team supported or directed by a foreign government is among the biggest enterprise-wide threats a company can face.

Join Jones Day for a special online presentation by current and former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation authorities on nation-state cyber investigations. The speakers will discuss in detail what it is like to be under attack by nation-state hackers, including what to expect from the DOJ in those circumstances. 

The speakers will discuss the following:

  • The current nation-state threat landscape;
  • How a company may learn that it is a victim;
  • How the DOJ is structured to respond to these incidents;
  • What the DOJ's motivations and requests will be; and
  • The options, decision points, and potential consequences a company faces when its trade secrets, personal data, and/or operations are threatened or compromised.


  • James T. (Jimmy) Kitchen, Of Counsel, Jones Day, Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice (Pittsburgh); Former Cyber Prosecutor, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Doug Olson, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pittsburgh Field Office
  • Tod Eberle, Chief of the National Security and Cybercrimes Section, U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Keith Mularski, Managing Director, EY; Former Cybersquad Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation


This program has been approved for 1.00 hour of general distance learning credit by the Pennsylvania CLE Board. This program has also been approved for 1.00 hour of general credit by the State Bar of California and 1.00 hour of general credit (including transitional credit) by the New York State CLE Board. Jones Day is a Pennsylvania CLE Board distance learning accredited provider, a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider, and an accredited provider in New York. Application for CLE credit in other states will be made as needed.


Registration for this event is required. Register at the event website.