David Bitkower is a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. Mr. Bitkower oversees the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, which is responsible for investigating and prosecuting hacking, trade secret theft, online fraud, and other cyber and intellectual property crimes. He also oversees the Organized Crime and Gang Section, and the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions section. Prior to serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Bitkower served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, most recently as Chief of the National Security and Cybercrime Section. In that role, he oversaw counterterrorism, counterespionage, international organized crime and cybercrime prosecutions, among others. Mr. Bitkower has also personally prosecuted some of the country’s most significant and high-profile terrorism cases, including serving as the lead prosecutor in the cases involving the 2009 Al-Qaeda plot to attack the New York City subway system. Mr. Bitkower was also previously detailed to work at the Department of Justice’s National Security Division and on the President’s Guantanamo Bay Review Task Force. Before joining the Department, Mr. Bitkower was a law clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Pierre N. Leval of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and to U.S. District Judge Leonard B. Sand of the Southern District of New York. Mr. Bitkower is a graduate of Yale University and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School.
Bio last updated March 11, 2015