As a federal prosecutor for ten years, Mona has led investigations and prosecutions of a wide variety of cybercrimes in federal courts around the country, with a particular focus on computer intrusions involving “sextortion” and large-scale theft and trafficking of payment card data and PII. She regularly serves as a subject matter expert to DOJ leadership and policy makers in these areas. Other representative cases include corporate network intrusions, infrastructure cyber attacks, online securities fraud, and cable modem hacking. Mona has conducted several multi-week jury trials. Prior to joining DOJ, Mona spent ten years at the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection in D.C. and was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles. She earned her BA, with distinction, in Economics from Stanford University and her JD, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. Mona then clerked on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.