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Scott Ferber

U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division
Counsel for Cyber Investigations
Washington, DC, USA


Scott Ferber currently serves as Counsel for Cyber Investigations at the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division.  In that role, he advises federal prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, and the intelligence community on cyber matters affecting national security and foreign relations.  Before joining NSD, Mr. Ferber was an Associate Deputy Attorney General, providing counsel to the Deputy Attorney General and Attorney General on a range of significant legal, legislative, and policy issues, with special emphasis on cyber and national security.  Mr. Ferber has also served as Senior Litigation Counsel at NSD and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Atlanta.  In his ten years at the Department, Mr. Ferber has investigated and prosecuted a wide array of criminal and national security cases, including DOJ-priority cases involving international cyber threats, economic espionage, the illegal export of military and strategic commodities, fraud, public corruption, drug trafficking, and money laundering.

Prior to joining DOJ, Mr. Ferber worked at law firms in New York and Atlanta.  From 1999 to 2002, he was an Assistant District Attorney with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.   Mr. Ferber received his Juris Doctor with honors from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and graduated from the University of Michigan with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
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