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Acting United States Attorney

Tracy Wilkison

Tracy Wilkison joined the United States Attorney’s Office in 1999. Prior to her appointment as Acting United States Attorney, she was the First Assistant United States Attorney. Prior to that, Ms. Wilkison was the Executive Assistant United States Attorney. Prior to serving on the Executive management Team, she was the Chief of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section within the National Security Division where she served since 2011, including as its Deputy Chief from 2014 to August 2015.

Acting United States Attorney Tracy Wilkison

Ms. Wilkison has prosecuted numerous cyber and intellectual property cases arising from computer hacking, Internet fraud, identity theft, cyber stalking, Internet piracy, theft of trade secrets, and the sale of counterfeited trademarked or copyrighted goods. She has prosecuted several high-profile cyber cases, including a case against a sextortionist who victimized hundreds of young women and who was referred to by the judge as a “sexual cyber terrorist,” cases involving the use of malware to gain access to the computers of well-known companies and celebrities, and a case wherein extremely valuable trade secrets were stolen and distributed to competitors. She also led the team in the Apple litigation following the San Bernardino terrorist attack, and supervised the team investigating the Sony cyber attack.

Prior to joining the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section, Ms. Wilkison served as a Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section where she trained new AUSAs on prosecution skills and trial techniques, and was a member of the OCDETF Section where she prosecuted large-scale drug trafficking cases. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Ms. Wilkison clerked for the Honorable Franklin VanAntwerpen, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Harvard Law School.


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Updated January 10, 2021

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