Al Rees teaches Cyber Law and Policy at the Law School. He 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 directs the section’s international representational and capacity-building initiatives to improve laws and policies related to crimes involving computers and networks.
He is the U.S. representative for the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime. 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.
- LL.M.Georgetown University2002
- J.D.Loyola University New Orleans School of Law1992
- B.A.University of Louisiana at Lafayette1986
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