Judge Dembin was sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of California on March 18, 2011. Prior to his appointment, he was an Assistant US Attorney in San Diego and served as the Cybercrime Coordinator for the office. Before that, he was the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft Corporation assisting Microsoft’s business customers in creating and implementing strategic security plans. Dembin founded the San Diego Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, a national prototype, which provides computer forensics services and assistance to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies serving San Diego and Imperial Counties. He released his first CD of original music (country/folk/pop/rock) in December 2013.