Aloke Shankar Chakravarty

  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (434 Attorneys)
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Aloke Chakravarty is the co-chair of Snell & Wilmer's Investigations, Government Enforcement and White Collar Protection practice group. As a former federal prosecutor, Al also focuses on cybersecurity, data protection and privacy. He represents corporations, boards of directors and corporate management with a broad range of preventative services in the event of crisis, security vulnerability and liability, government investigations, enforcement actions, internal investigations and white collar assistance.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Will government shutdown impact security at Super Bowl LIII?, Quoted, USA Today (January 21, 2019)
• Litigation Holds and the GDPR, Co-Author, Today's General Counsel (September 27, 2018)
• Midyear Report: Top Privacy Developments Of 2018, Part 1, Quoted, Law360 (July 23, 2018)
• For Mueller, pushing to finish parts of Russia probe, question of American involvement remains, Quoted, The Washington Post (July 14, 2018)
• Supreme Court: Your Digital Location is Proected by the Constitution, Quoted, Computerworld (June 22, 2018)
• Appeals Court Checks FTC Authority in Cybersecurity Actions, Quoted, Law Week Colorado (June 18, 2018)
• Facebook Data Pacts Could Spur GDPR-Like Protections, Quoted, Law360 (June 12, 2018)
• Breaking Down the DOJ's Enforcement and Corporate Leniency Policies, Co-Author, Denver Business Journal (June 11, 2018)
• Snell & Wilmer Rolls Out Interactive Data Breach Map, Co-Author, S&W Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Blog (June 6, 2018)
• What to Know About Complying with GDPR, Quoted, Law360 (May 31, 2018)
• The EU General Data Protection Regulation, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (May 22, 2018)
• Boston Bomber Prosecutor Finds a Big Law Refuge in the Rockies, Profiled, The American Lawyer (May 7, 2018)
• Prosecutor of Boston Marathon Bomber Joins Snell & Wilmer, Profiled, Law360 (May 2, 2018)
• Boston Marathon Bombing Prosecutor Joins Snell & Wilmer, Profiled, Law Week Colorado (May 1, 2018)
• Why the Boston Marathon Bombing Prosecutor is Joining this Denver Law Office, Profiled, Denver Business Journal (May 1, 2018)
• A Call for Ethics and Civility in Governance and Litigation: Changing Culture and Increasing Accountability, Author, 4 Emory Law Corporate Governance and Accountability Journal 37 (2017)
• Evolution of The Trial Advocate: Quintilian to Quanta in the Contemporary Courtroom, Donahue Lecture, Suffolk Law Review, 50 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 45 (2017)
• To Catch A Bomber, Profiled, Emory Magazine (Spring 2016)
• Q&A with Boston Marathon bombing prosecutor Aloke Chakravarty 97L, Profiled, Emory Law News Center (May 31, 2016)
• Time for a Global Legal Scheme for Terrorism Risk Insurance, Author, Boston University School of Law International Law Journal, Current Topics (2015)
• Boston Bomb Prosecutor Guides Terror Case, Seeks Dialogue, Profiled, Bloomberg News (April 29, 2013)
• Seeking cooperation, but also after convictions, Profiled, Washington Post (August 20, 2011)
• Feeding Humanity, Starving Terror, Author, 32 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 295 (2010)
• Problem Solving in International Law, Lecturer in Law, Boston University School of Law (2013-2014)
•Guest Lecturer, Harvard Law School, various courses and presentations on cybercrime, government lawyering, anti-terrorism prosecution and national security law (2007-2009, 2014, 2016, 2017)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service, U.S. Department of Justice (2016)
•Director's Award, Federal Bureau of Investigations (2016)
•Director's Award, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (2013)
•Exceptional Service Award, National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys (2013)
•Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service, U.S. Department of Justice (2010)
•Access to Justice Award, Massachusetts Bar Association (2009)
•South Asian Bar Association - GB Member of the Year (2008)
•Commendation, Drug Enforcement Administration (2005)
•Certificate for Special Achievement, Director of Federal Bureau of Investigations (2005)
•Special Achievement Commendation, U.S. Department of Justice (2004)

Community Involvement

•Invitational Speaker on public service, national security, crisis response, civil rights and trial advocacy (2010-present)
•U.S. State Department Speaker's Bureau

Other Professional Experience

•U.S. Department of Justice, District of Massachusetts, Office of the United States Attorney, Assistant United States Attorney, Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) Coordinator, Civil Rights Enforcement Team, Crisis Management Coordinator, International Affairs Coordinator (2005-2018)
•United Nations, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Office of the Prosecutor, Trial Attorney (2010)
•U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Intelligence Policy and Review, Founding Member of Attorney General's FISA Task Force (2004-2005)
•U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Assistant General Counsel (2003-2005)
•Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General: Criminal Bureau (2000-2003)
•Office of the Middlesex District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney (1998-2000)

Related News & Events

Jun 11
Breaking Down DOJ's Enforcement and Corporate Leniency Policies

May 07
Boston Bomber Prosecutor Finds a Big Law Refuge in the Rockies

May 02
Prosecutor Of Boston Marathon Bomber Joins Snell & Wilmer

May 01
Snell & Wilmer Expands White Collar Defense and Investigations, Cybersecurity Capabilities with New Partner in Denver

May 01
Why the Boston Marathon Bombing Prosecutor is Joining This Denver Law Office

Related Publications

Dec 11
Yates Memorandum: Rosenstein Announces Easier Path for Companies to Receive Cooperation Credit

Jul 25
Department of Justice Issues First Report of Cyber-Digital Task Force

May 22
The EU General Data Protection Regulation

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy
  • Investigations, Government Enforcement and White Collar Protection
  • Export and Import Controls, Economic Sanctions and Foreign Anti-Corruption
  • False Claims Act
  • Internal Investigations and Regulatory Compliance
  • Securities Litigation and Investigations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Biology and Political Science, with honors, 1994
Law School Attended:
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1997
Year of First Admission:
1997, Massachusetts; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Professional Memberships and Activities

•Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, Law Firm Council (Present)
•South Asian Bar Association - Greater Boston, Advisory Board (2007-present)
•American Bar Association
•Emory University School of Law, Board of Advisors (2016-present)
•International Association of Privacy Professionals
•American Law Institute (2017-present)

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