United Microelectronics Corp., the Taiwanese semiconductor maker charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets from a U.S. rival, Micron Technology, has brought on the former head of the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division to handle the case.

Former Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, now a partner at Latham & Watkins, made an appearance for UMC on the docket Monday. UMC’s co-defendant, Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. Ltd., meanwhile, has brought on DOJ veteran Christine Wong, who recently joined Morrison & Foerster after a stint in-house at Fujitsu Ltd.

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