Head Deputy, Cyber Crime Division, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
Maria Ramirez is the head deputy district attorney of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's (LADA) Cyber Crime Division. She currently supervises 11 attorneys and 19 investigators, and oversees the investigation and prosecution of cyber-related crime, including identity theft, credit card fraud, computer intrusions and child exploitation over the internet. Under her leadership, the division has expanded in recent years to include county and community cyber investigation response teams to address the increase in cyber-related crime against the L.A. County departments and small to medium size businesses. The division also works closely with the FBI's Business Email Compromise (BEC) task force and the U. S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force. Ramirez is on the advisory board of the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IAFCI) and is the chair of the LADA Fraud Inter-Bureau Working Group. Recently, she received the 2015 Prosecutor of the Year award from the California District Attorney Investigator's Association for her work in cybercrime prosecutions.