Tim Flowers, Trial Attorney, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the United States Department of Justice
Tim Flowers, Trial Attorney with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the United States Department of Justice, investigates and prosecutes a wide range of computer-based crimes around the globe—particularly tech-support fraud, the theft of trade secrets, and network intrusions. Mr. Flowers is also a member of the Department’s Cybersecurity Unit, for which he speaks to groups and businesses about emerging trends in the legal framework surrounding network security. He has tried cases in United States federal district court, authored articles related to trade-secret theft and intellectual property, and presented numerous times to foreign judges and prosecutors on cybercrime and electronic evidence. Before joining the Department, Mr. Flowers clerked for two United States federal judges—the Honorable Samuel H. Mays, Jr. on the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and the Honorable Ronald L. Gilman on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Flowers attended Wabash College and Indiana University Maurer School of Law—Bloomington, and before becoming an attorney he taught middle school math in Memphis, Tennessee with Teach for America. For his commitment to public service, Mr. Flowers received a Harry S. Truman Scholarship and was an Honors Attorney with the Department of Justice.