March 1st, 2017.

On February 24, 2017, Executive Managing Partner Daniel Garrie and Joey Johnson published “The DNC Hack Was Not an Act of War: What we call it under international law should influence our response” in the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.

The article discusses Russia’s alleged hack of the DNC and whether it classifies as an “act of war” under international laws and norms. The authors conclude that measured and proportionate responses, founded in the rule of law, are the soundest long-term strategy for dealing with this attack.  Quantifying what justifiably constitutes ‘measured and proportionate’ is the challenge that remains ahead.