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Michael Chu

Michael Chu, AUSA
Michael Chu is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Houston's Fraud Section where he investigates white collar crimes. As a Computer Hacking/Intellectual Property Coordinator (CHIP), he also focuses on corporate data thefts and other technology-related crimes. Most recently, he's known for convicting the St. Louis Cardinals executive who stole confidential trade and draft information from the Houston Astros. Previously, he worked for the White Collar Section of the Las Vegas U.S. Attorney's Office, where he was also the CHIP Coordinator.  Before joining the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Chu practiced commercial litigation at Haynes and Boone, where he was named a Texas Rising Star. He also created the Houston office's pro bono asylum program, which, in 2005, won the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas's Angel of Freedom Award. Mr. Chu graduated from University of Virginia Law School and clerked for U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt. He has taught online investigations at Sarajevo and Bangkok for DOJ/State Department-sponsored programs, and has moderated and spoken on a number of topics. On a personal note, Mr. Chu dislikes writing about himself in the third-person.


10:00am - 10:45am - Criminal — When Technology Meets Crime: Cybercrime, E-Discovery, and Following the Money