Deputy Chief – Cyber Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Sean Newell is a Deputy Chief with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), National Security Division (NSD), Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES), where he manages NSD’s strategic and tactical efforts to investigate, disrupt, and deter malicious cyber activities conducted by nation states and their proxies. Mr. Newell has been at the forefront of DOJ’s efforts to counter the national security cyber threat, including as a member of the prosecution teams that obtained the May 2014 indictment of five members of China’s People’s Liberation Army in United States v. Wang Dong et al., the September 2015 criminal charges against members of the Syrian Electronic Army for conspiracy to commit unauthorized computer intrusions and related extortions, and the January 2016 indictment of seven Iranians who participated in the DDoS attacks against the U.S. financial sector in United States v. Ahmad Fathi et al. He is also an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course on cybersecurity law and policy.