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Anthony J. Lewis

Special Counsel

Anthony J. Lewis

Special Counsel
Los Angeles +1-310-712-6615 +1-310-712-6615 +1-310-712-8800+1-310-712-8800
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Anthony Lewis is a special counsel in the Firm’s Litigation Group. His practice focuses on international investigations, cybercrime matters, and regulatory enforcement proceedings.

Government Service
Mr. Lewis joined the Firm in 2019 from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, where he was Deputy Chief of the Terrorism and Export Crimes Section. During more than 10 years of service, he prosecuted sophisticated cybercrimes, financial frauds and criminal tax cases, as well as various domestic and international counterintelligence and counterterrorism matters. Mr. Lewis’ experience includes charging the largest-ever cyber heist at Bangladesh’s central bank that was part of a North Korean conspiracy, which also included computer network intrusions at other banks and at Sony Pictures Entertainment, and used the WannaCry ransomware. He also led the prosecution resulting in the conviction of a businessman for conspiring with military officers to steal aerospace and military technology from defense contractors. Additionally, Mr. Lewis was part of the litigating team seeking to compel Apple to decrypt an iPhone used by a terrorist in the San Bernardino attack. His work has involved in-depth digital forensic review, malware comparison, and internet-based investigation. He has conducted and supervised investigations and prosecutions involving OFAC-administered sanctions, the Export Administration Regulations, and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Mr. Lewis has tried a variety of cases and briefed and argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Lewis began his career as an associate at S&C, where he worked on complex government investigations.

Selected Recognitions
  • Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service (2009; 2019)
  • FBI Director’s Award, Outstanding Cyber Investigation (2015)
  • DHS/HSI Executive Associate Director’s Award, Counter-Proliferation (2010)
  • Director of National Intelligence, Meritorious Unit Citation (2012; 2016)
  • National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Countering Cyber and Technical Threats (2016; 2019)
  • ODNI, Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration:  National Intelligence Analysis Award (2015)
Speaking Engagements and Publications
  • Legal Perspectives on Fintech and BSA/AML, panel discussion hosted by International Bankers Association of California (2019)
  • Critical Risks and Government Perspectives, panel discussion at Sandpiper Partners LLC’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Conference (2019) 
  • Guest Lecturer, Cyber Law and Policy, Pepperdine Law School (February 2019)
  • Botnet Disruptions: Legal Authorities and Technical Vectors, Doj J. of Fed. L. and Prac. (Cybercrime and Cyber Threats) (February 2019)
  • Cybercrime: Case by Case, discussions on attribution in cyber prosecutions, hosted by Center for American Studies and U.S. Embassy to Italy, Rome (2018)
  • International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, Economic and Cyber Crime Symposium (2013)
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Federal Law Enforcement Panel (2010)