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Computer Fraud & Abuse Litigation in California

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Produced on April 05, 2017

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Course Description

The term “hacking” has become commonplace as the world becomes increasingly connected through and reliant on computers, email, cell phones, and cloud services. In some instances, “hacking” is actionable, in addition to other behavior that involves unauthorized access of a computer system. As the nation’s tech incubator, California is also a leader in litigation involving computer fraud and abuse. California Penal Code section 502 is California’s rendition of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and both laws have civil and criminal applications.

What sort of behavior is actionable under these laws? How is the case law evolving? What are the key differences between California’s law and the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act? What are the practical realities of litigating these kinds of cases? In this course, you will learn all about this cutting-edge area of law. The presenter, Katy Young, is a founding partner of Ad Astra Law Group, LLP, a litigation shop focused on business, employment, and real estate litigation. She has been handling computer fraud cases since 2013.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the contours of California Penal Code section 502, including how it overlaps with and differs from the federal CFAA
  2. Identify the kinds of hacking and other behaviors that are actionable under the CFAA
  3. Analyze a potential case under this code and assess best practices for pursuing litigation

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Katy M. Young

Ad Astra Law Group, LLP

As a Founding Partner of Ad Astra Law Group, LLP, I help clients resolve disputes in the most cost-effective and practical manner possible. My team and I are all experienced litigators who can take a case through trial and appeal, but also recognize the value of settlement.

Most of my clients are small business owners and all of their disputes end up being "bet the company" litigation. I help business owners who have disputes with their business partners, breach of contract issues, or computer fraud and abuse matters. Individuals with real estate disputes can also benefit from my experience with broker malfeasance and deals-gone-bad cases.

I am a fierce but friendly attorney dedicated protecting and advancing my clients' interests. I received a top notch legal education and spent the first three years of my practice as a litigation associate at Nossaman, LLP, a respected big firm where I learned from some of the finest lawyers in California. Since receiving great training at Nossaman, I have used the skills I developed there to serve my clients more directly in a small firm capacity.

Most recently, I've developed a cannabis business litigation practice where I help businesses in the cannabis industry deal with breach of contract issues, partnership disputes, employment law problems, and real estate disputes. My practice is industry-agnostic, but I do quite enjoy helping the legal cannabis effort by servicing business owners on the green frontier.


Michael P.

One of the better presentations I have been exposed to.

Paul S.


Robin E.

Great content and references to recent case law.

Laurie B.

Great! Please do more CA related courses! She was an excellent speaker.

Richard A.

Very knowledgeable speaker who presented the information very clearly.

Gerald C.


Paul K.

Excellent speaker! Very informative.

Dave D.


Erin H.

Well organized and engaging - perfect amount of substantive info for an hour long program.


Hackers have it great Law cannot keep up with new technology

Robert W.

I enjoyed the speakers enthusiasm for and competence in her subject matter,

Frederick K.

A very interesting and helpful program.

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