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Matthew A. Lamberti is the United States Department of Justice’s first Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator (IPLEC) for Eastern Europe. Based at the United States Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, he works to enhance the capacity of countries in Central and Eastern Europe to investigate and prosecute intellectual property crimes. He covers about 25 countries in the region.
Before starting as IPLEC in November 2007, Mr. Lamberti served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California, prosecuting federal crimes involving intellectual property, computers, fraud, terrorism, and other matters. In addition to many other cases, Mr. Lamberti helped obtain convictions in an investigation that—according to industry experts—resulted in the largest seizure in the history of the United States of pirated optical discs from manufacturing operations.
Mr. Lamberti also served for four years as Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and to United States Senator Dianne Feinstein. There, his responsibilities included covering crime, cybercrime, terrorism, homeland security, technology, victims' rights, and the United States Constitution.
Before joining the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. Lamberti worked as an attorney with Hogan & Hartson in Washington D.C. doing general and appellate litigation.
Mr. Lamberti earned his B.A. from Yale University; an M.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University; and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.