Crowell & Moring’s work on the DuPont v. Kolon matter, one of the largest trade secrets cases of its kind, was recognized at The American Lawyer’s third annual Global Legal Awards, winning “Global Dispute of the Year: U.S. Litigation.” The firm represented DuPont in recovering Kevlar® trade secrets stolen by a South Korean conglomerate. After Crowell & Moring severed the antitrust claim and then defeated on summary judgment, the trade secrets case was able to proceed unimpeded through a victorious seven-week jury trial. Crowell & Moring then worked with DuPont to cooperate with the DOJ in bringing criminal charges against the Korean company. In April 2015, the defendant agreed to return key technology, pay $275 million in damages, plead guilty, and pay an $85 million criminal penalty. The Crowell & Moring team was led by Washington, D.C. partners Michael J. Songer, Kent A. Gardiner, Stephen M. Byers, and Jeffrey L. Poston.