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Andrea M. Sharrin


Deputy Chief, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), Criminal Division, Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., State University of New York, Albany; J.D., Brooklyn

B.S., cum laude, State University of New York at Albany; J.D., Brooklyn Law School. Professor Sharrin is Deputy Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual...

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B.S., cum laude, State University of New York at Albany; J.D., Brooklyn Law School. Professor Sharrin is Deputy Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), Criminal Division, Department of Justice, where she supervises 14 prosecutors and has responsibility for the Department’s intellectual property criminal enforcement program nationwide. Prior to serving as Deputy Chief for CCIPS, Professor Sharrin was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia where she prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases involving narcotics, weapons, violent crime and other felony offenses and was responsible for all aspects of grand jury investigations, discovery, plea negotiations, motions practice and jury trials. Professor Sharrin also has extensive civil litigation experience. She was a Director for Civil Litigation in the Recording Industry Association of America, where she supervised intellectual property litigation involving copyright and technology issues for the music industry. Professor Sharrin also served as Senior Counsel to the Federal Programs Branch, Civil Division, Department of Justice, where she litigated cases raising constitutional, statutory and administrative challenges to federal laws, regulations and policies, as well as employment discrimination cases. Professor Sharrin began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Lowell A. Reed, Jr., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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