Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, and Tablet Computers Sanction for Breaches of Administrative Protective Order
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has imposed a sanction for the breach of the administrative protective order (``APO'') issued in this investigation. The Commission determined that the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (``Quinn Emanuel'') breached the APO by failing to adequately control access to confidential business information (``CBI'') in the investigation and litigation in the U.S. District for the Northern District of California. As a result, Quinn Emanuel attorneys and employees of complainants Samsung Telecommunications America LLC and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``Samsung'') improperly disclosed CBI to more than 140 unauthorized persons over a fourteen- month period. Quinn Emanuel is being publicly reprimanded for pervasive problems at the firm in safeguarding CBI.