Amy Harman Burkart is the former chief of the Cybercrime Unit at the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) in Boston, Massachusetts, where she spent a decade investigating and prosecuting computer, intellectual property, and financial crimes. Amy is an experienced trial lawyer who directed investigative teams from the FBI, Secret Service, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on computer intrusions, data breaches, network attacks, securities fraud, theft of trade secrets, insider trading, money laundering, trafficking in counterfeit goods, fraud schemes, and national security cyber activity.
Amy led the USAO's cybercrime outreach and training effort and regularly spoke at conferences, met with business leaders, and conducted training for prosecutors and law enforcement agents. She helped develop and implement strategies and solutions for technology challenges as the leader of both districtwide and nationwide initiatives. Amy also served as co-director of the USAO Civil Rights Enforcement Team, a cross-office team of prosecutors working on criminal civil rights matters, including sex and labor trafficking. In addition, she was a member of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Prosecutors Working Group, a national group of prosecutors that work with the Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS).
Amy previously worked in private practice in Boston and New York, where she represented clients in criminal matters and civil litigation related to securities, accounting, and other financial matters.
Amy is a member of the Boston Bar Association (White Collar Crime Steering Committee) and has served as an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law and at Vermont Law School.
- New York University (J.D. cum laude 2001); Dartmouth College (B.A. in Government and Psychology 1996)
- Massachusetts, New York, U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the Southern District of New York, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- Chief (2017-2020) and Assistant U.S. Attorney, Cybercrime Unit (2010-2020), United States Attorney's Office, Boston, Massachusetts
- Assistant Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service (2019)
- Law Clerk to Judge Colleen McMahon, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2002-2003)