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Jonathan J. Rusch

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
M.A., Government, University of Virginia
A.B., Princeton University

Jonathan J. Rusch is deputy chief for strategy and policy in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He is co-chair of the International Mass-Marketing Fraud Working Group, a member of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Core Group of Experts on Economic Fraud and Identity-Related Crime, chair of the national Identity Theft Enforcement Interagency Working Group, and executive director for Consumer and Benefit Fraud of the Department of Justice’s Disaster Fraud Task Force.

Rusch received an A.B. degree with honors from Princeton University, an M.A. (Government) degree from the University of Virginia, and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review. He has been the lead prosecutor in major fraud and public corruption prosecutions by the Department of Justice, including successful prosecutions of former members of Congress, a former United States treasurer, and a House of Representatives sergeant at arms, as well as ringleaders of various mass-marketing fraud schemes. He also has served as counsel to the President’s Commission on Organized Crime and Director of the Office of Financial Enforcement at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Rusch has received numerous awards for his work in law enforcement, including the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention, the Chief Postal Inspector’s Award and the United Kingdom Serious Organized Crime Agency's Director General's Commendation. Rusch also is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches courses on Global Cybercrime Law and Trial Practice.