J.D., Loyola Law School
LL.M., Georgetown University,
Al Rees is a senior counsel in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C. The section leads the Justice Department's efforts to address computer and intellectual property crimes worldwide. Section attorneys investigate and prosecute cybercrimes and IP crimes; advise on cybercrime, IP crime, and electronic evidence matters; and help to develop law in these areas. Rees is primarily involved in U.S. government and international efforts to improve cyber-security at home and abroad. His focus is on criminal laws and policies related to cybersecurity issues.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Rees was a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a legal advisor, military prosecutor and defense counsel. He remains in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Before joining the Air Force, Rees was an attorney in private practice.
Rees has taught as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. He holds a law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans and a master of laws in international and comparative law from Georgetown University.