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Tor Ekeland

Tor Ekeland, P.C.
Brooklyn, NY
Tor was lead trial counsel for Andrew Auernheimer (“Weev”) in his prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) for downloading roughly 120,000 iPad subscriber email addresses from AT&T’s publicly accessible server.  He is currently lead counsel in Mr. Auernheimer’s appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, working alongside Mark H. Jaffe, Orin Kerr, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Nace Naumoski in what is one of the most important CFAA cases of recent years. Tor is also trial co-counsel, along with Jay Leiderman, for indicted former Reuters Social Media Editor Matthew Keys in his prosecution for CFAA violations. Before starting the Firm in December 2011, Tor spent five years as an associate in Sidley Austin LLP’s New York Litigation Practice Group.   At Sidley, Tor’s practice included complex commercial, securities, criminal and appellate litigation, as well as international, federal and state governmental investigations.

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