Aloke Chakravarty is the co-chair of Snell & Wilmer's investigations, government enforcement and white-collar protection practice group and the firm’s cybersecurity, data protection and privacy practice. Al regularly conducts internal investigations and represents companies and individuals in a wide variety of matters relating to federal and state criminal, civil, and regulatory enforcement. Al also counsels regarding the full life cycle of enterprise risks associated with data protection issues and cybersecurity, including before, during and after a data breach or other cyber-incidents or corporate crises. Al assists clients nationwide in preparing for and responding to crises and solving complicated legal issues.
Before joining Snell & Wilmer, Al spent 20 years as a state, federal, and international investigator, prosecutor, and trial lawyer. As a federal prosecutor, he responded to, investigated, and prosecuted the Boston Marathon bombing case, among others.
Al has made numerous appearances in national media and speaks frequently on the Boston Marathon bombing case, crisis response, the limits of free speech, privacy, and security. He understands international, state regulatory, and law enforcement priorities, having held positions as an international prosecutor for a United Nations tribunal, an attorney for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and an Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts.
Al has handled several high-profile matters, including a nationally followed financial crime prosecution and a seminal prosecution of internet propagandists, and he also participated in the response and investigation of the Times Square attempted bombing. Through his government career, scholarly and teaching experience, and in private practice, Aloke has also developed a niche in privacy law, in addition to his investigations and enforcement practice, and he is a certified information privacy professional (International Association of Privacy Professionals).