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Staff Profile
Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General

Josh Goldfoot

Josh Goldfoot began serving in April of 2024 as Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General with responsibility for overseeing the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS).

Prior to his current position, Josh worked as Principal Deputy Chief of CCIPS for eight years, as Deputy Chief for Cyber Policy in the Department’s National Security Division for three years, and as a trial attorney in CCIPS for seven years.  Josh has authored or co-authored six law review articles about law and technology and received a United States patent in 2008 for shape recognition technology.  Josh has received the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for his work on remote computer searches, the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for his work on a botnet takedown, the FBI Director’s Award for an international hacking case, and four different Assistant Attorney General awards.  Josh earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor on the Virginia Law Review, and he earned his B.A. from Yale University.   Josh also clerked for the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Dates of Service
2024 - Present
Updated May 3, 2024