Deborah A. Curtis

Deputy Chief, Export and Sanctions Counterespionage Section National Security Division
U.S. Department of Justice (Washington, DC)

​DEBORAH CURTIS is a Deputy Chief in the U.S. Department of Justice Counterespionage Section (CES), focusing on matters involving the illegal export of military and strategic commodities and sanctions violations. Deb has been with CES since 2007. During that time, she has been involved in the investigation and prosecution of many major cases, including US v Kim (media leak), US v Manning (WikiLeaks), US v Nozette (Espionage) , US v Academi, and US v Weatherford International. Prior to joining CES, Deb spent 10 years with the United States Department of the Air Force - as an Assistant General Counsel for National Security & Military Affairs at the Pentagon focusing on special access programs and intelligence oversight and in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Prior to that she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California from 1995-1997. Deb graduated from Georgetown Law School.