Michael CHU serves as the International Computer Hacking & Intellectual Property (ICHIP) Attorney Advisor for Internet Fraud & Public Health for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Since 2007, Mr. Chu has focused on prosecuting computer and intellectual property crimes with the DOJ. For the first 6 years, he was the CHIP Coordinator at the Las Vegas U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) where he handled, among other things, the computer hack of a nationwide internet retailer, as well as an insider at the MGM casinos. He then spent the next 6 years as the CHIP Coordinator in the Houston USAO where he prosecuted an executive with the St. Louis Cardinals who stole confidential information via computer intrusions during the Major League Baseball amateur draft and during trade deadlines. He has also prosecuted a wide variety of white collar crimes including embezzlements, bank frauds, securities frauds, money laundering schemes, and identity thefts.
Before joining the DOJ, Mr. Chu was a litigator in private practice during which he was named a Texas Rising Star. He also created a pro bono asylum program which won the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas’s Angel of Freedom Award. Mr. Chu graduated from UVA Law and clerked for U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt. He frequently speaks on corporate data thefts and intellectual property issues, and has presented at numerous DOJ/State Department programs. On a personal note, Mr. Chu dislikes writing about himself in the third-person.