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Luke Dembosky

Deputy Chief for Litigation, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Department of Justice; Washington

Luke Dembosky is the Deputy Chief for Litigation in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the Department of Justice, where he supervises all cybercrime and IP prosecutions by the section’s attorneys. Before joining CCIPS, Dembosky served for two and half years as the DOJ representative at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, where he represented DOJ to Russia on matters of transnational crime, particularly cybercrime, and worked with Russian law enforcement and other government officials to build cooperation between the two countries. Prior to working in Moscow, Dembosky was based in Pittsburgh as a member of DOJ’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) network of federal prosecutors, and prosecuted some of the largest computer crime cases in the United States, including many involving cooperation with foreign law enforcement counterparts around the world. In 2010, Dembosky received a Director’s Award from the Justice Department for his work on what was at the time the largest cyber-crime prosecution in U.S. history, U.S. v. Max Ray Butler, with losses of over $86 million. This case has been the subject of two books and a CNBC documentary, and has been influential in shaping the way major hacking cases are handled. Prior to joining the Justice Department, Dembosky practiced civil litigation at a Philadelphia law firm, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard L. Nygaard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.