Matthew Parrella

Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Computer Hacking/Intellectual Property (CHIP) Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office

Assistant United States Attorney Matt Parrella is currently the Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Unit for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California (NDCA), where he also previously served as the San Jose Branch Chief.

The NDCA CHIP Unit, which was the first created in the nation, is based in Silicon Valley and investigates and prosecutes complex trade secret thefts, economic espionage, computer intrusions, criminal copyright violations, and other high tech and intellectual property crimes.

Mr. Parrella is a career prosecutor with over 24 years experience in both U.S. Attorney's and District Attorney's Offices across the nation. He has personally prosecuted cases ranging from murder, narcotics, tax evasion, money laundering, and arson, to computer hacking, export violations, intellectual property crimes, trade secret violations, and economic espionage.


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