Demian Ahn Joins Wilson Sonsini’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice
Ahn joins Wilson Sonsini’s office in Washington, DC after serving as A leading federal cybercrime prosecutor
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PALO ALTO, CA. (May 24, 2022) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the world’s leading provider of legal services for technology, life sciences and growing companies, announced today that Demian Ahn has joined the practice of privacy and cybersecurity. company as Of Counsel in the Washington, DC office. He recently served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia for more than 11 years.
Ahn’s practice focuses on representing companies facing cybersecurity risks, including the risks of threat actors, the regulatory risks of government agencies, and the risks of litigation related to data privacy regulations and cybersecurity violations. He also advises clients on responses to law enforcement data requests.
“We are delighted to welcome Demian to the firm. His experience as a U.S. Assistant Lawyer conducting high-profile processes and investigations related to cybersecurity and national security will be invaluable to our clients.” said Lydia Parnes, a partner at Wilson Sonsini and co-leader of the company’s privacy and cybersecurity practice. “Demian has been recognized for his creativity in problem solving and cyber experience and will be an expert in helping our clients deal with increasingly complicated regulatory issues related to data security and privacy so that they can stay focused on innovation, growth and profitability “.
For most of his career in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ahn was a hacker and intellectual property prosecutor and a national cybersecurity specialist. He led innovative prosecutions against persistently threatened advanced actors led by companies, universities, U.S. government agencies, and officials. Ahn handled issues related to cybersecurity-related export control violations, managed to confiscate servers and domains used by terrorists and cybercriminals, and conducted investigations into organized networks of identity theft. His prosecution led to the conviction of the individual responsible for the largest known computer intrusion and data theft in the U.S. Senate; multiple hackers who targeted banks and other financial services companies; and individuals who carried out ransomware attacks. Ahn also prosecuted cases related to other Internet-related conduct, including Internet-inspired conspiracy theories and cyberbullying motivated by racial and religious prejudice.
“I look forward to joining Wilson Sonsini, with his impressive and innovative client list, and the opportunity to be part of a world-class privacy team that deals with important and new issues,” he said. dir Ahn.
Ahn’s CFAA and ECPA experience was greatly appreciated by the U.S. Department of Justice, and federal law enforcement agencies across the country sought help on issues that required new law enforcement strategies. evidence and processing. Ahn was a member of the Ransomware Action Network of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. ‘National Association of Attorneys General and the National Association. of former U.S. attorneys, among other groups.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Ahn was a lawyer for WilmerHale, where he represented clients in litigation and high-risk investigations, including issues before Congress, federal and state regulators, and federal and state courts. trial and appeal.
After law school, Ahn worked for the Honorable Frederick J. Martone of the United States District Court for the Arizona District. During law school, he served as secretary of the South African Commission on Human Rights in Durban, South Africa.
Ahn earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. He is admitted to the District of Columbia.
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