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John Carlin Discusses Evolution of Cybersecurity at the DOJ and His Move to Paul, Weiss With The Washington Post
October 24, 2022
Litigation partner John Carlin was featured in a Q+A in The Washington Post’s latest issue of “The Cybersecurity 202” newsletter. In “A former official talks past, present and future of cyber at the Justice Department,” John discussed the ways in which he tackled the massive ransomware epidemic that took hold in the early days of the Biden administration; how the powers of the DOJ, FBI and criminal justice system evolved to become a more powerful tool in the fight against ransomware and other cyber attacks; and his transition back to private practice.
“I'm happy to get back to advising clients as they navigate this changing world in terms of threat actors and ransomware, but also the political landscape where the tools of the U.S. government are sanctions, are export controls, a new focus on corporate compliance, trying to ensure the rule of law here to help them navigate and stay on the right side of what's just an unprecedentedly complex picture when it comes to cybersecurity and related national security concerns,” John says.
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