Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie
David Aaron is a former federal 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 Espionage Act violations, malicious cyber activity such as data breaches and destructive attacks, economic espionage, insider threats, undisclosed foreign government influence, and export control violations.
In addition to the Espionage Act and Economic Espionage Act, David possesses deep knowledge of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA), and related data security and privacy authorities including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). David has substantial experience working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and the U.S. Intelligence Community.
While serving as a national security attorney, David advised senior leadership on security threats and developed and implemented data privacy compliance programs.
Among other distinctions, David was the recipient of multiple Assistant Attorney General’s Awards and two Attorney General’s Awards for Distinguished Service. He holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) certification, was a fellow in Advanced Cyber Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and in the Center for Biosecurity’s Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative, and earned a master’s degree in cybersecurity from Brown University, where he received the Master’s Award for Professional Excellence.