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 DOJ’s strategic and tactical efforts to investigate, disrupt, and deter malicious cyber activities conducted by nation states and their proxies, including their targeting of the private sector and critical infrastructure. Most notably, Mr. Newell is 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 January 2016 indictment of seven Iranians who participated in the DDoS attacks against the U.S. financial sector in United States v. Ahmed Fathi et al., and the February 2017 indictment of two officers in the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and two criminal hackers for their role in the intrusion into Yahoo, Inc. and the resulting theft of information regarding over 500 million Yahoo accounts in United States v. Dmitry Dokuchaev et al. Mr. Newell also represents the DOJ on interagency policy committees concerning cybersecurity.