December 5, 2022

Volume XII, Number 339

J.D. Koesters

J.D. Koesters is counsel in the firm’s Investigations, Enforcement, and White Collar group.  With over a decade of experience in the Department of Justice and Department of Defense, J.D. advises clients on internal investigations and government enforcement actions in a variety of industries.  As a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the U.S. (CIPP/US) and a former national security advisor for Army Cyber Command, J.D. works with clients on emerging issues involving data privacy regulations, cybersecurity requirements, and data breach incidents.  

J.D. joined the firm after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina in Raleigh.  As a federal prosecutor, J.D. led multi-agency investigations focused on disrupting criminal organizations engaged in money laundering, fraudulent schemes, narcotics trafficking, and other federal crimes.  Drawing from his prior national security practice, J.D. integrated data collection and analysis into traditional law enforcement operations to prosecute conspiracies spanning years and geographic boundaries.  J.D.’s history in the cyber domain allowed him to tackle dark web narcotics trafficking and the use of cryptocurrencies in laundering illicit proceeds.  During this time, J.D. tried multiple cases in front of juries - all resulting in convictions - and prosecuted one of the District’s first fraud conspiracies associated with federal COVID-19 relief funds.

Articles in the National Law Review database by J.D. Koesters

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