Joel Michael Schwarz joined the Department of Justice's Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section ("CCIPS") in July 2002. During his time with CCIPS, he has spent a considerable amount of time focused on international cyber-crime policy and critical infrastructure protection. He has also handled numerous computer crime cases, including computer intrusions, denial of service attacks, sale of illegal substances online, facilitation of terrorism and kidnapping, and has assisted numerous countries with requests pertaining to electronic evidence located in the United States.

Mr. Schwarz also represents the United States in his work with the multilateral organization, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (“APEC”), assisting APEC member countries in developing the substantive and procedural laws, as well as the international mutual legal assistance and high-tech crime capabilities necessary to investigate and prosecute cyber-crime.

In 2003, Mr. Schwarz received an award from the F.B.I. for “Exceptional Service in the Public Interest.”

Seal of the USDepartment of Justice Notable Internet Cases Handled For
the Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

    Case: Venezuela Hacker Arrested - Rafael Nunez-Aponte
  1. DOJ Press Release: Venezuelan Hacker Pleads Guilty to Attacking Department of Defense Computer System - July 28, 2005
  2. Venezuelan Arrested for '01 Air Force Hacks - April 12, 2005
  3. Venezuelan Male Model and Computer Hacker Arrested at Miami Airport - April 6, 2005
  4. Arrest Made in Breach of Military Website - April 6, 2005
  5. 1 Charged in U.S. Computer Hacking - April 6, 2005
    Case: High-Power Alabama Lawyer Hacks Neighbors E-mail Account - Thomas Fouts
  1. Lawyer Acquitted of Harrassing Neighbors, Guilty of Hacking Neighbor's E-mail - February 6, 2005
  2. Lawyer Guilty of Computer Tampering - February 5, 2005
    Case: Financing Terrorism Using the Internet - Help the Needy
  1. Feds Indict Charity With Aiding Iraq - February 26, 2003
  2. Feds Bust Iraq Charity - February 26, 2003
  3. U.S. Indicts Four, Charity for Sending Money to Iraq - February 26, 2003
    APEC Sponsored Work with Asian Pacific Governments:
  1. Cybercrime Bilateral Workshop and Official Meetings in Peru Supported by dotGov - March 2005
  2. American, Canadian experts aid RP draft cybercrime bill - January 13, 2004
  3. Representatives from the US Department of Justice Told Local Journalists in a Press Briefing that Delaying the Enactment of Legislation Against Cybercrimes will Likely Lead to More Crimes - January 21, 2004
  4. US urges Philippines to implement cybercrime law - January 28, 2004
    APEC Work on Wireless Issues:
  1. APEC e-STG Report from TEL 30, including review and conclusions of Information Awareness Wireless Workshop - Co-Chaired by Joel Schwarz - September 2004