Last week the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and U.S. Department of Commerce announced a new Disruptive Technology Strike Force (the “DIS-TECH Strike Force”). The Strike Force will bring together experts throughout government – including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), and 14 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in 12 metropolitan regions across
Michael K. Atkinson is the former chief watchdog of the U.S. intelligence agencies and served in senior U.S. Department of Justice roles spanning two decades. He has led dozens of high-profile investigations and offers clients a rare combination of experience in criminal defense and corporate compliance. Michael's practice focuses on white collar defense, national security, internal and congressional investigations, and parallel civil and regulatory enforcement proceedings. His work also includes high-stakes compliance advice on strategic issues such as cross-border investigations and the use of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) programs. He is a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, working with the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and Investigations groups. Michael is also a co-leader of the firm’s National Security Practice and Whistleblower Working Group.