David Aaron

Perkins Coie LLP

David Aaron counsels and represents clients in matters involving cybersecurity, incident response, data protection, risk management, government investigations, national security, and law enforcement.

David is a former prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), National Security Division and a former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney. His experience includes investigating and litigating cases involving insider threats, malicious cyber activity, theft of trade secrets, undisclosed foreign government influence, and export control violations. He also worked closely with elements of the U.S. Intelligence Community on intelligence collection programs. While serving as a national security attorney, David advised senior leadership on security threats and developed and implemented data privacy compliance programs. David also has extensive experience investigating and prosecuting foreign governments’ efforts to obtain information through means other than traditional espionage and is a national expert on the federal criminal prohibition against acting in the United States as an undisclosed agent of a foreign government.