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Jason Weinstein

Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

Jason Weinstein is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson, specializing in privacy and data security as well as criminal defense and internal investigations.

Prior to joining Steptoe, Jason served for 15 years in the Department of Justice. Most recently, he served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department's Criminal Division, where he oversaw the Division's computer crime and intellectual property programs, as well as its violent crime, organized crime, and human rights programs. During that time, Jason supervised some of the most significant cybercrime and IP prosecutions in the country and helped lead major new initiatives against botnets. He also played a leading role in the Department's efforts to enact cybersecurity legislation and to revise federal cybercrime and IP statutes.

Before joining the Criminal Division, Jason served for 10 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Offices for the Southern District of New York and the District of Maryland. In New York, he prosecuted criminal cases involving, among other things, violent crime, gangs, financial crimes, narcotics, money laundering and racketeering. In Maryland, he served as Chief of the Violent Crime Section in Baltimore, where he designed and managed the Maryland Exile program, which has contributed to major reductions in shootings and murders in that city.


Biography last updated May 8, 2013