Boston Marathon Bombing Prosecutor Joins Snell & Wilmer

Snell & Wilmer announced Tuesday that former federal prosecutor Aloke Chakravarty has joined the firm’s white collar defense and investigations group and cybersecurity, data protection and privacy practice in Denver.

Chakravarty spent more than 20 years as a public-sector attorney and prosecuted U.S. v. Tsarnaev in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. His role in the case included leading the crisis response and investigation team in the bombing’s immediate aftermath.

“At a time when government enforcement matters and cybersecurity are in the headlines almost daily, Al’s extraordinary background and experience make him an invaluable resource for clients and a welcome addition to our firm,” said Curt Reimann, managing partner of Snell & Wilmer’s Denver office, in a news release.

For his work at the Department of Justice, received the Attorney General’s Awards for Exceptional Service in 2016 and Distinguished Service in 2010. Chakravarty has also served as assistant general counsel at the FBI, for which he received the Director’s Award in 2016, and assistant attorney general in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.