Assistant US Attorney, Deputy Chief - National Security and Cybercrimes, Department of Justice
Ridgway is an Assistant United States Attorney, where he serves as Deputy Chief of the National Security and Cybercrimes Section. As a federal prosecutor,. Ridgway has investigated and prosecuted cases involving terrorism, cybercrime, intellectual property theft, and fraud. As part of his duties, Ridgway serves as the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator and the National Security Cyber Specialist for the Office. Ridgway is also a member of the Local Executive Board for the Chicago Regional Computer Forensics Lab and a Lecturer of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches a course on cybercrime. He received his J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School and his B.S. with distinction in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. Ridgway clerked for the Honorable Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and for the Honorable Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.