President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
Stevan D. Mitchell
Mr. Mitchell came to the Commission from the Criminal Division of the
United States Department of Justice, where he has served as a Trial Attorney since 1991. In 1992, Mr. Mitchell was recruited to join the Criminal Division's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.
These elite federal prosecutors litigate cases under the Computer Fraud
and Abuse Act and provide oversight, consultation and guidance on
investigations and prosecutions of illegal uses of advanced
Mr. Mitchell is co-author of the Department's intellectual property rights prosecution manual, and he has developed expertise in many aspects of crime relating
to computers and computer networks. He has served as a primary legal
consultant to the FBI's Computer Analysis and Response Team (CART), and
has provided guidance on complex investigations to federal, state and
local law enforcement authorities.
On behalf of the Computer Crime Section, Mr. Mitchell has made numerous
public appearances, speeches and presentations pertaining to computer
crime, electronic search and seizure, criminal intellectual property
enforcement, and electronic evidence issues. He has also assumed an
active role in the Section's growing legislative responsibilities,
drafting and commenting on legislative proposals with substantial
bearing on the investigation and prosecution of high-technology
In the international arena, Mr. Mitchell has participated in several
inter-departmental working groups assembled by the Office of the U.S.
Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce, and has served as
the Department of Justice representative on delegation visits to China,
Mexico, Ukraine and Russia. He has also served as host to many
international delegations visiting the Department of Justice.
Mr. Mitchell earned his law degree from the Florida State University
College of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.
After completing a clerkship with the Honorable Sidney M. Aronovitz,
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, he joined
the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice through its Honor