John Demers

Assistant Attorney General for National Security, US Department of Justice

John Demers leads DOJ’s efforts to combat national security–related cybercrime, terrorism and espionage, and foreign investment reviews. In Nov. 2018, Demers was tasked with leading the attorney general’s China Initiative to counter China’s persistent and aggressive economic espionage, trade secret theft, hacking and other related crimes. Prior to rejoining DOJ, Demers was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at the Boeing Company. From 2010 to 2017, he taught national security law as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Demers clerked for US Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain. Demers graduated from Harvard Law School and the College of the Holy Cross.