Former United States Attorney
Central District of California
Until March 2017, Ms. Decker served as the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California. It is the largest U.S. Attorney’s Office outside of the District of Columbia. As United States Attorney, she led the federal investigation and response into the San Bernardino terrorist attack, cyber attacks on businesses within the district, high-profile public corruption cases, and large-scale violent crime cases.
In August 2017, Ms. Decker was named a Fulbright Commission Specialist, a program that allows her to travel overseas to lecture and consult on issues of importance to foreign institutions and governments. In 2018, she was awarded a Fulbright Grant to teach and consult on cybersecurity overseas. She also teaches cybersecurity and privacy law at the USC Gould School of Law and comparative homeland security law at the UCLA School of Law. Prior to becoming the U.S. Attorney, Ms. Decker was the City of Los Angeles Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety for nearly six years – the only Deputy Mayor to serve both former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and current Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Ms. Decker received her undergraduate and law degrees from New York University. She received a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School and was a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School. She is a Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles