AUSAs in the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section prosecute sophisticated attacks on computer systems, intellectual property offenses, and Internet fraud as part of the Department of Justice’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (“CHIP”) program. Section AUSAs receive specialized training in computer technology and legal issues and coordinate with federal and local law enforcement agencies in fighting cybercrime. Section AUSAs participate in several high-technology investigative organizations, including the Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force, and coordinate various workings groups designed to address computer intrusions, intellectual property offenses and computer forensics issues. In addition, Section AUSAs are actively involved in community outreach efforts with the technology and entertainment industries.
Tracy Wilkison, Chief of Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section
Tracy Wilkison has worked in the Office since 1999. She has been a part of the Cyber section since 2011, and served as Deputy Chief of the section from 2014 to August 2015. AUSA Wilkison has charged numerous Cyber and IP cases, including “sextortion,” DDoS, hacking, trade secret, and trademark violations. AUSA Wilkison also co-chairs the Automation Committee. Prior to joining Cyber, AUSA Wilkison served as the Deputy Chief of General Crimes and prior to that worked in the OCDETF section. AUSA Wilkison clerked for the Honorable Franklin VanAntwerpen (EDPA) and graduated from Harvard Law School.
The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Attn: Cyber and Intellectual Property Crime Section
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012