Luke Dembosky


Debevoise & Plimpton

Partner, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy Group

Luke Dembosky joined Debevoise & Plimpton in March 2016 after serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Justice Department, where he oversaw DOJ’s first national security cyber portfolio.  Mr. Dembosky was the senior DOJ official on the Target, Sony Pictures, Home Depot, Anthem and OPM breaches, among many others, and received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for leading the GameOver Zeus botnet takedown.  Over 14 years with DOJ, he served in various roles, including as Deputy Chief for Litigation at the Computer Crime and IP Section; DOJ representative at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia; and as a federal cybercrime prosecutor in Pittsburgh.  His prosecutions include U.S. v. Max Ray Vision, featured in the books Kingpin and DarkMarket and the first episode of American Greed to feature a cyber case.  He participated in the negotiation of a 2013 cyber accord with Russia and the historic 5-point agreement signed by President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China in 2015.  At Debevoise, Mr. Dembosky advises companies on managing cyber risks, responding to cyber incidents, and handling related litigation matters.  He was recently named by the National Law Journal to its list of “Cyber Security Trailblazers.”


Contributions by Luke Dembosky

  • Health Care in an Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape: FDA and Industry Perspectives
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • To Share or Not to Share: Cybersecurity Information-Sharing Paradigms
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017