Sonia Jimenez is a Trial Attorney in the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the U.S Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. She is involved in multiple aspects of the CCIPS mission, including litigating computer crime cases, with a particular focus on ransomware cases; providing electronic evidence and cybercrime investigation training domestically and internationally; and supporting bilateral and multilateral negotiations on cybercrime issues. Prior to joining CCIPS, she served as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General over the Criminal Division. Her work focused on national security and international affairs including legal and policy matters related to the Criminal Division’s case work and global law enforcement capacity building efforts, international relations and foreign policy, transnational crime, and cybercrime. She drafted memoranda and provided oral briefings to Criminal Division leadership and, in some instances, the Deputy Attorney General and Attorney General. Ms. Jimenez's career with the Justice Department began with the Criminal Division's Capital Case Section where she participated in every aspect of the pre-trial, trial, and appellate litigation processes in cases where the Attorney General authorized seeking the death penalty. In 2016, she was awarded the Criminal Division Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Contribution by a New Employee.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice in 2015, Ms. Jimenez worked as a state prosecutor for 12 years with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, in her hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. While there, she tried over 55 felony criminal cases. She spent six years working in the Gang Crimes Unit, which she eventually headed. In addition to trial work, Ms. Jimenez also litigated post-conviction evidentiary hearings and argued before the Nevada Supreme Court.
Ms. Jimenez was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient at Georgetown University Law Center. During her years as a law student she volunteered with the Innocence Project, belonged to La Alianza del Derecho (the Hispanic student organization), and externed for the Argentine Supreme Court.