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November 2, 2022
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TNH 2.123 (Beck Classroom)
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Panel Discussion / Speaker Series
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On Wednesday, November 2, the Strauss Center is hosting former federal prosecutor Norman Barbosa as he discusses prosecuting cyber crimes. America’s computer networks are under attack. Hackers steal trade secrets, personal data, and government records. Ransomware has paralyzed schools, hospitals, oil pipelines, and government agencies. Mr. Barbosa will discuss the variety of cyber crimes that can be charged under federal law, how the Justice Department investigates and prosecutes these cases, and how prosecution fits into the U.S. government’s broader cybersecurity strategy.

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Lunch will be served. For more information on this event, contact Susan Crane at


Norman Barbosa currently serves as Associate General Counsel for Law Enforcement, National Security and Telecom at Microsoft. He leads Microsoft’s global law enforcement, national security and telecommunications public policy and compliance efforts. He is responsible for developing and implementing Microsoft’s policies to promote the privacy and security interests of its customers by modernizing surveillance laws and encryption policies around the world. He is also responsible for coordinating Microsoft’s lawful access policies with the company’s cybersecurity, digital safety, and cybercrime efforts. This includes balancing Microsoft’s efforts to combat abuse of Microsoft’s services by criminals and malign nation state actors by advocating for clearly defined polices on the appropriate scope and purpose of government access to data.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Barbosa was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Washington where he led the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Crimes unit and National Security Cyber investigations. Mr. Barbosa graduated from California State University Sacramento with degrees in History and Russian and earned his J.D. at the University of Washington.

Specific audiences:
  • Texas Law students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • General public
Sponsored by:
  • The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the sponsor listed above or the Texas Law Special Events Office at no later than seven business days prior to the event.