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Steve Bunnell

Steve has an extensive history of public service, including more than 17 years as a federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice.  In 2002, he became the first chief of the newly created Fraud and Public Corruption Section within the Washington, D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he supervised all federal white collar and public corruption cases in the office. Two years later, he was promoted to be the Chief of the Criminal Division, where he oversaw all federal criminal prosecutions brought by the office.

Steve is currently a Partner at O’Melveny in in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on cybersecurity, data privacy, and government enforcement matters. As a former General Counsel of the US Department of Homeland Security and a former Chief of the Criminal Division at the US Attorney’s Office, Steve brings critical senior government experience advising on high-stakes criminal, civil, and regulatory enforcement matters. His practice spans many of the most pressing issues facing businesses today, including cybersecurity and privacy, criminal antitrust, healthcare fraud, money laundering and financial institutions fraud, securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and false claims act matters.

As the former Chief Legal Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Steve advised senior department leaders on a wide range of significant legal, policy, and operational issues, including cybersecurity, data privacy, aviation security, immigration and border security, customs enforcement, government procurement, and the protection of critical infrastructure.