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Morgan Lewis Strengthens Cyber Security and Antitrust Cartel Capabilities with Addition of Prominent Federal Prosecutor Mark Krotoski

October 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 13, 2014: Morgan Lewis has strengthened its antitrust, privacy, and white collar capabilities with the addition of Mark Krotoski, a distinguished U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor with a background in cyber security and international criminal antitrust cartel work, as a partner in its Litigation Practice.

Mr. Krotoski will initially join the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. In January, he will relocate to Northern California, where he will split his time between the Palo Alto and San Francisco offices and collaborate with the firm’s antitrust, privacy, and white collar teams to provide cutting-edge cyber security and criminal cartel-related legal services—both areas of growing interest for clients.

Before arriving at Morgan Lewis, Mr. Krotoski served as Assistant Chief of the National Criminal Enforcement Section of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), supervising and litigating high profile international cartel cases. Before moving to the Antitrust Division in May of 2011, he held a variety of senior positions at the DOJ in Washington, D.C. and in Northern California, including Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California.

In Washington, D.C., he served as National Coordinator of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Program, which includes a national network of 250 prosecutors specially trained to prosecute cybercrime and intellectual property enforcement cases. In that role, which he held for nearly four years until 2011, Mr. Krotoski served as a leader on DOJ cybercrime and criminal IP enforcement efforts. He has led and prosecuted a wide variety of computer intrusion, trade secret, economic espionage, fraud, and other white collar cases. He also led the design of the first trade secret and economic espionage seminar for prosecutors and agents. His experience places him at the forefront of prosecution of cybercrime and data security cases.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark to our expanding litigation, antitrust, and white collar practice teams,” Firm Chair Jami McKeon said. “His addition reinforces our firm’s capacity to meet the needs of clients in the rapidly evolving areas of data and privacy security and criminal cartel investigations—and related follow-on class action litigation.”

“While Morgan Lewis has handled some of the largest and most high profile international cartel investigations in recent years, it is increasingly common for clients to turn to firms that have lawyers of fairly recent vintage from relevant senior positions within the U.S. DOJ,” said J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., Leader of Morgan Lewis’s Litigation Practice. “With his background of senior-level work in Washington, D.C., Mark meets this expectation—and with his deep personal and professional roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, an important venue for cartel investigations, he exceeds it.”