is a co-founder of Zweiback, Fiset & Coleman LLP and has significant experience in complex commercial litigation and trial practice in state and federal courts across the country. Michael is a former big law partner and multiple practice group leader across a broad range of practice disciplines including, Cyber Security and Privacy, National Security and Digital Crimes, and Government Investigations and Trial Practice.
Michael served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California and was Chief of the Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section where he investigated and prosecuted cyber related crimes including computer intrusions, privacy related offenses and the theft of intellectual property and trade secrets. While at the U.S. Attorney’s office, Michael served as a principal advisor to the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on Cyber Crime. He also served as the Deputy Chief of the Terrorism and Organized Crime Section supervising and prosecuting national security investigations. Additionally, Michael is an active participant in the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security’s Active Defense Task Force, which is developing best practices for business and government investigations on behalf of corporations and municipalities.
is a Principal at Grobstein Teeple, LLP (“GT”) and the head of the Cybersecurity and Risk Management Solutions practice. He is also the lead on handling any internal security matters for the firm. He is an active attorney in Washington State and has almost 15 years of experience in cyber security and enforcement.
Developing business in this space and providing subject matter expertise has not been his only asset. Rasmussen is an internationally recognized speaker who has spoken at major security conferences, such as the RSA conference in San Francisco, the ASIS security conference in Orlando, and has been quoted in numerous media publications, to include the Associated Press, Law360, Newsweek, and USA Today.
For over 9 years, Rasmussen was a Secret Service agent in Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. As an agent, Rasmussen developed into a seasoned forensic investigator and conducted dozens of domestic and international computer crimes investigations, to include United States of America v. Sergey Vovnenko (aka “Flycracker”). He provided cyber security support to the George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication ceremony and Boca Raton, Florida Presidential debate at Lynn University. His last major assignment before leaving the government involved coordinating with Germany the arrest of a Ukrainian national responsible for running websites that allowed criminals to check the validity of millions of stolen payment cards daily.