Michael A. Sussmann, Fmr. Senior Counsel for US Dept. of Justice's Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section to Speak at GKC’s “Understanding CALEA” Teleconference
The Global Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Michael A. Sussmann, former Senior Counsel for the US Department of Justice's Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section will speak at the upcoming teleconference on “Understanding CALEA” scheduled for October 3, 2006 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (EDT).
In May 2006, the FCC adopted a "Second Report and Order". Since then, the legislation has come under fire with some groups claiming that it would stifle the VoIP industries’ ability to operate and innovate and in some cases dangerous. The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a fair and balanced panel to help analyze this critical legislation.
About Michael A. Sussmann
With a remarkable expertise in Communications and Information Technology, Michael A. Sussmann was designated Senior Counsel to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section in Washington, D.C from 1997 to 2005. He investigated and prosecuted computer intrusions and other Internet-related crimes, copyright and trademark violations involving software piracy and other digital rights, and economic espionage. He also provided counsel to FBI, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and other federal (and state) agencies on the Wiretap and Pen/Trap statutes, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, online privacy and information security. Having chaired U.S. Delegation to G-8 Subgroup on High-Tech Crime (over 30 multilateral meetings), he focused on cross-border cyber investigations, critical infrastructure protection and network security, and computer viruses and worms. He led DOJ cybersecurity consultations with European Union, and negotiated cooperative bilateral arrangements with China. He was also involved in Top Secret/SCI national security clearance.
In 1995, Mr. Sussmann was Special Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Eastern District of Virginia. He prosecuted felony jury trials and misdemeanor bench trials and represented United States before the District Court on motions, pleas, sentencings, and before the Grand Jury.
He was Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice from 1993 to 1997 and assisted in supervision of 500+ Criminal Division attorneys and various matters in 93 U.S. Attorneys' Offices. He conducted grand jury investigations and pre-indictment review for fraud, money laundering, and public corruption prosecutions, drafted congressional testimony and commented on proposed legislation. He served as Criminal Division liaison to Intelligence Community and maintained national security portfolio.
Previously, he was an associate in Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY and was a co-counsel for federal and state trials. He litigated copyright infringement cases and drafted pre-trial motions, trial and appellate briefs, and conducted pre-trial discovery. Currently, he is a Partner at a top law firm, Perkins Coie LLP.
Mr. Sussmann graduated with J.D. at Brooklyn Law School and a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers College. He was admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New Jersey, and New York.
For more information about Michael Sussmann, please visit: http://www.perkinscoie.com
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