Dr. Ilia Kolochenko, Esq.

Dr. Ilia Kolochenko

Dr. Ilia Kolochenko, Esq.

Phone: +1 (202) 627 6858


Dr. Ilia Kolochenko is a Partner and Cybersecurity Practice Lead at Platt Law LLP in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His legal practice focuses on cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, cybercrime investigations and cyber-enabled IP crime.

Admitted to the Bar of Washington, D.C., Dr. Kolochenko is a Swiss cybersecurity, privacy and cyber law expert. He has over 15 years of technical experience in cybersecurity and cybercrime investigations, starting his career as an information security auditor and digital forensics analyst after military service in Swiss artillery troops in 2007. 

His cybersecurity company ImmuniWeb has received dozens of international awards and industry recognitions for practical use of Machine Learning and AI in cybersecurity.

Over the course of his active cybersecurity career, he has written over 50 articles on information security, cybercrime investigation and AI and his interviews and expert commentary have been published extensively by respected media outlets including Forbes, Financial Times, The Economist, CNBC and BBC.

Dr. Kolochenko is currently involved with several international associations and organizations dedicated to law, privacy and law enforcement. He also teaches cybersecurity and cyber law as Adjunct Professor at Capitol Technology University in Maryland, chairing Doctoral students doing research relating to cybersecurity regulations, compliance and IP. Additionally, Dr. Ilia Kolochenko is a CLE Program Faculty Member at the DC Bar, teaching “Cybersecurity for Lawyers & Law Firms” CLE course there.

Professional Memberships

  • D.C. Bar
  • D.C. Bar CLE Program Faculty
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) 
  • Europol Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN)
  • INTERPOL Digital Forensics Expert Group (DFEG)
  • GIAC Advisory Board
  • SANS CISO Network
  • WIPO Young ADR
  • EU CyberNet


  • BSc, Computer Science and Mathematics
    Webster University
  • MSc, Criminal Justice (Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation)
    Boston University
  • MLS, Litigation Certificate
    Washington University School of Law
  • PhD, Computer Science
    Capitol Technology University
  • LLM in Information Technology Law
    Edinburgh University Law School
  • LLM in Cyber, Intelligence, and National Security Law
    George Mason University Law School*

*completion expected in 2024

Professional Certifications and Training

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
    • Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) 
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional US (CIPP/US)
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E)
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional Canada (CIPP/C)
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional Asia (CIPP/A)
    • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
    • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
    • GIAC Cloud Penetration Tester (GCPN)
    • GIAC Cloud Security Automation (GCSA)
    • GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)
    • GIAC Defending Advanced Threats (GDAT)
    • GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst (GMOB)
    • GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG)
    • GIAC Public Cloud Security (GPCS)
  • International Law of Cyber Operations
    NATO CCDCOE (Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence)
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation for Lawyers
    Harvard Law School 


  • Boston University Metropolitan College
    Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) Committee Member
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
    Appeals Board Member

Areas of Practice

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • Cybercrime Investigations
  • Cyber-enabled IP crimes
  • Compliance

Recent Publications