Mr. Spertus was a federal prosecutor in the Central District of California who spent nearly eight years as a criminal trial attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Department of Justice. After four years handling a wide variety of fraud and major crimes cases, Mr. Spertus became a founding member of the Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section and spent many years as a computer crimes and intellectual property prosecutor supervising complex investigations involving trade secret theft, computer intrusions, and intellectual property crime. Mr. Spertus has also lectured at numerous training sessions for federal agents and Assistant United States Attorneys, including advanced training sessions at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He has provided strategic advice on techniques and strategies for prosecuting computer crimes, and has substantial experience with complex fraud, narcotics, and major crimes cases.
From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Spertus was an associate at the Los Angeles law firm Irell & Manella, specializing in civil litigation. From 1991 to 1992, Mr. Spertus clerked for the Honorable Proctor Hug, Jr., on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Spertus earned his law degree from the University of Southern California Law Center in 1991, where he was Order of the Coif (Top 10%), Phi Kappa Phi (Top 5%), and Managing Editor of the Southern California Law Review. Mr. Spertus spent his first three undergraduate years at the University of California, Berkley, and then transferred the University of California, Los Angeles where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988. Mr. Spertus founded this firm in 2006, and is currently a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative and serves on the Board of Directors of the ABA White Collar Crime Subcommittee, Los Angeles Chapter. Mr. Spertus was selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers for each year from 2009 through 2014, and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® from 2012 through 2014.