Adam S. Hickey is the Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) for National Asset Protection. As the DAAG, he manages the NSD's efforts to combat national security threats from computer intrusions and attacks, economic espionage, proliferation, and foreign investment. Mr. Hickey also represents the DOJ on interagency policy committees concerning cybersecurity. Mr. Hickey joined the Department in 2007. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Hickey was the Acting Deputy Chief for Cyber in the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section of the NSD, where he supervised criminal investigations of state actors for malicious cyber activity affecting the private sector and critical infrastructure.
Previously, Mr. Hickey was a federal prosecutor and served as the Deputy Chief of Appeals in the Southern District of New York. Here he focused on national security cases involving terrorism and international drug and arms trafficking. Prior to joining the DOJ in 2007, Mr. Hickey clerked for the Hon. Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Hon. Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second District. Mr. Hickey also practiced civil litigation and white collar defense at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in Manhattan. He is a graduate of the Yale Law School.