South Korean textile company Kolon Industries was stealing trade secrets of the Kevlar® product line, a key material in bulletproof vests and more. We developed legal, political and diplomatic strategies and investment-based damages theories, and assembled a diverse team spanning practice areas, offices, and non-attorney trade policy advisors to tackle the matter. The result: DuPont will receive $275 million in damages and restitution payments from Kolon, which also pleaded guilty to criminal charges and will pay an $85 million criminal penalty. This case serves as a benchmark for how to develop and win large, complex, international litigation matters. And as a perfect example of the strength of our firm as a whole.
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