Gregory Gonzalez, Accomplished Department of Justice Veteran, Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer as Partner
WASHINGTON — Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (WBK) is pleased to announce that, effective today, Gregory Gonzalez is joining the firm as Partner. Greg joins the firm after more than thirteen years at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where he helped shape the U.S. government’s response to cutting-edge national security challenges at both a policy and operational level. He has regularly practiced at the intersection of technology, privacy, and security.
As Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for National Security, Greg was an instrumental member of an initiative, established by the Attorney General, to shield critical and emerging technologies of U.S. companies and research institutions from compromise. He also reviewed and provided recommendations to the AAG and Deputy Attorney General in hundreds of matters pending before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and assisted in DOJ’s implementation of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), a statute that strengthened the ability of CFIUS to address foreign threats to U.S. technology and data.
Greg also served in numerous operational roles in DOJ’s National Security Division (NSD), as both an intelligence lawyer and a prosecutor, where he pursued his passion for cybersecurity. Most recently, he served as the first DOJ Liaison to U.S. Cyber Command, building bridges that strengthened the whole-of-government response to malicious cyber threats to national security. As a national security-cyber prosecutor, he successfully prosecuted a first-of-its-kind case against a hacker who obtained personally identifiable information, belonging to U.S. government employees, that was provided to a major terrorist organization seeking to target the victims because of their affiliation with the government.
During his tenure, Greg received numerous awards from the Attorney General, Director of FBI, and the AAG for National Security, including: the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, which is DOJ’s highest annual award; the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service; and the FBI Director’s Award for an Outstanding Cyber Investigation.
Greg received his B.A., cum laude, and J.D. from Rutgers University.
“Greg is the type of top-notch government lawyer that WBK is always looking to add to our team. His cybersecurity and privacy leadership in government will be a tremendous asset to our booming practices in those areas and his depth of CFIUS experience will add a new dimension to our practice. We applaud Greg’s government service and are eager to bring someone with his skills and character to WBK.” said WBK Managing Partner Bryan Tramont. “I am thrilled to be joining a WBK team composed of very talented and accomplished lawyers who share an enthusiasm for tackling complex legal challenges centered around advanced technologies. I am eager to draw on my national security experience to guide WBK’s clients as they navigate a rapidly-evolving security and business environment,” said Greg.
Additional information about Greg can be found at https://www.wbklaw.com/our-team/gregory-r-gonzalez/.