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Gavin Corn

Director of Cyber Security Law, Facebook

Gavin Corn is currently the Director of Cyber Security Law of Facebook. Prior to his current position, he had been with the Department of Justice since 1996 when he joined the Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. After prosecuting major international drug cases for several years in United States District Courts around the country, Mr. Corn moved to the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. He handled a wide range of organized crime cases, focusing on crime emanating from Southeast Asia, the Balkans and Eurasia. Among many other cases, Mr. Corn prosecuted the most significant casino cheating organization in the history of the United States, charging the members of the enterprise under the RICO statute in the Southern District of California.

From 2004-2005, Mr. Corn served as the Department of Justice’s Resident Legal Advisor to the Southeastern European Cooperative Center for Combating Transborder Crime (SECI Center) in Bucharest Romania, and the Southeastern European Prosecutors Advisory Group (SEEPAG). Mr. Corn next moved to the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section where he spearheaded the development of a national effort to target Romanian organized crime groups engaged in cybercrime. From 2009-2013, Gavin served as the Chief Counsel of the International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations Center (IOC-2). From 2010-2011, he was Acting Director of IOC-2.


Read Gavin’s interview with the Global Initiative, where he talks about how and why he became involved in organized crime, the importance of cybercrime to criminal enterprise, finding the balance between the needs of investigators with the public’s right to privacy, and the challenges of international judicial cooperation.

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