Principal, Pacific Intelligence and Cyber; Former U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California
Ms. Decker is a Principal at Pacific Intelligence & Cyber, an investigation, intelligence and cybersecurity firm. She also currently serves as the Vice President of the Los Angeles Police Commission; a Fulbright Specialist in Cybersecurity Law & Policy; and an Adjunct Professor in Cybersecurity, Privacy, and National Security Law at USC Gould School of Law, UCLA Law School and Pepperdine Law School.
Until March 2017, Ms. Decker served as the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California. As part of her duties, she served on five Attorney General Advisory Committees including Cyber/Intellectual Property and Terrorism/National Security. She also led the federal investigation and response into the San Bernardino terrorist attack (including the Apple iPhone case), cyber attacks on businesses within the district (including the hack of SONY Pictures), high-profile public corruption cases, and large-scale violent crime cases.
Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Ms. Decker was the L.A. Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety for nearly six years – the only Deputy Mayor to serve both former Mayor Villaraigosa and current Mayor Garcetti. As Deputy Mayor, she was responsible for matters related to the LAPD, the LAFD, and the Emergency Management Department. Prior to being Deputy Mayor, she was an Assistant United States Attorney for almost 15 years, becoming the first Chief of the National Security Section (responsible for all counterterrorism and counterintelligence cases in the district). Prior to becoming an AUSA, she worked in private practice at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Gary L. Taylor. Ms. Decker received her undergraduate and law degrees from New York University, a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, and was a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School.