Director and Founder, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security
Prior to his position as founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, David J. Hickton served as United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He was nominated by former President Barack Obama on May 20, 2010, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Aug. 5, 2010. He was sworn in as the District's 57th U.S. Attorney on Aug.12, 2010. Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Hickton engaged in the private practice of law, specifically in the areas of transportation, litigation, commercial and white-collar crime.