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James T. Kitchen (Jimmy)
Of Counsel

Contact

(T) +1.412.394.7272
(F) +1.412.394.7959

Education

  • University of Arizona (J.D. 2000; President, Asian-American Law Students Association; Moot Court Outstanding Oral Advocate Award; B.A. in Political Science/Mathematics cum laude 1997; Student Leadership Team Member)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Government Service

  • Served with the U.S. Department of Justice in the United States Attorney's Offices for the Southern District of Texas, District of New Jersey, and Western District of Pennsylvania as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (2004-2018), including Deputy Chief, National Security/Cybercrimes Section, Western District of Pennsylvania (2013-2018); Assistant District Attorney, Harris County District Attorney's Office, Houston, Texas (2000-2004)

Jimmy Kitchen is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who has led groundbreaking cyber investigations, including one that led to the first-ever corporate cyberespionage indictment of Chinese military hackers in the landmark case of U.S. v. Wang Dong, et al. The case set new precedent on the cyber-investigative capabilities of the U.S. Department of Justice. As a prosecutor for more than 17 years and now a litigator at the Firm, Jimmy has tried 49 first-chair jury trials, has successfully argued at the U.S. Court of Appeals, and has extensive experience on his feet in U.S. District Court and state courts.

Jimmy has led hundreds of investigations, including those involving cybercrimes, corporate trade secret theft, counterespionage, environmental crimes, terrorism, mail/wire fraud, and money laundering. He has worked and coordinated with numerous federal and state agencies, private sector cybersecurity firms, as well as large corporations who have been the victims of industrial espionage, such as Westinghouse, U. S. Steel, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, Alcoa, Trimble Navigation, Moody's Analytics, Siemens, and PPG.

As a result of his extensive experience, Jimmy was designated as both a National Security Cyber Specialist and an Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Coordinator by the U.S. Department of Justice, and he has been named as the inaugural Practice Affiliate Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security. He presents nationally as an authority on cybersecurity and investigations at cybersecurity forums and before corporate boards of directors.

Jimmy assists companies with cybersecurity and breach response, FCPA and other internal investigations and compliance, as well as matters involving law enforcement and government regulators.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award

    FBI Director's Award for Outstanding Cyber Investigation

    Western Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Agency Director's Award

    Environmental Protection Agency Gold Medal for Exceptional Service
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