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Xi Jinping, China’s president and former U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

Chinese hacking of U.S. companies for intellectual property (IP) purposes has largely dropped since a 2015 agreement with the U.S. government. However, according to cybersecurity company FireEye Inc., cyberattacks from the Chinese government related to other business activities are on the rise, and law firms and general counsel are among the targets.

Ian Lopez

Ian Lopez is a litigation editor for Law.com. He's also the author of What's Next, a weekly briefing on the intersection of law and technology. You can reach Ian at ilopez@alm.com.

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