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Ex-DOJ Cybersecurity Head Joins Pillsbury in Silicon Valley

 |  December 12, 2023

In a strategic move to fortify its Silicon Valley office and bolster its cybersecurity and data privacy capabilities, Pillsbury has welcomed Mark L. Krotoski, former National Coordinator of the DOJ’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Program, as a partner. The renowned litigator, known for his extensive experience in cyber disputes, data privacy, and antitrust cartel investigations, will take the helm of Pillsbury’s Cyber Disputes team.

Krotoski, with nearly two decades of federal prosecution and leadership at the U.S. Department of Justice, brings a unique combination of litigation and investigative skills to Pillsbury. Having served as the national coordinator of the Criminal Division’s CHIP Program, he directed 250 federal prosecutors specialized in cybercrime and intellectual property enforcement. His successful track record includes the prosecution and investigation of a wide array of computer intrusions, cybercrimes, and criminal intellectual property violations.

Deborah Baum, Pillsbury’s global head of Litigation, expressed enthusiasm about Krotoski’s addition to the firm, emphasizing his sterling reputation in California and beyond. She highlighted his invaluable experience at Main Justice, anticipating that it will assist clients in navigating high-stakes matters related to cyber breaches and data exposures. Baum noted that Krotoski’s expertise aligns seamlessly with Pillsbury’s existing talent, particularly with former federal prosecutors like Rich Donoghue in New York, Tony Phillips in DC, and Ron Cheng in Los Angeles.

Source: Pillsbury Law