Adam Hickey

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, DOJ

Adam S. Hickey is a Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) of the National Security Division (NSD) at the Department of Justice (DOJ), overseeing the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES), including the FARA Registration Unit, and the Foreign Investment Review Section. As DAAG, Mr. Hickey supervises investigations and prosecutions of foreign, state-sponsored computer intrusions and attacks, economic espionage, export control and sanctions violations, and malign foreign influence. Mr. Hickey also supervises NSD’s foreign investment and telecom security reviews and represents DOJ on interagency policy committees concerning cybersecurity. From 2013 to 2015, he was the Acting Deputy Chief for Cyber in CES, where he established NSD’s cyber program, which is dedicated to combatting malicious cyber activity affecting the private sector and critical infrastructure.


Previously, Mr. Hickey was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, where he served as Deputy Chief of Appeals and prosecuted national security cases involving terrorism and international drug and arms trafficking. Prior to joining DOJ in 2007, Mr. Hickey clerked for the Hon. Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Hon. Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Hickey also practiced civil litigation and white collar defense in Manhattan. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.