Kathryn E. Showers
Kathryn Showers is one of the top trainers in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. She has coordinated and conducted training for prosecutors, law enforcement officers and private security managers on a range of topics, including digital and electronic evidence, network intrusions, identity theft, search warrants, elder abuse, victim impact statements and crime victim restitution issues.
Showers has led the High Technology Crime Division since 2006. In this capacity, she oversees the prosecution of cases involving: identity theft; computer crimes; online child exploitation; money laundering using electronic banking networks; software piracy; theft and resale of telecommunication services, computer hardware and software; remarking and counterfeiting of computer hardware and software; and theft of trade secrets. In 2009, the District Attorney’s Office filed and prosecuted 2,933 cases involving high technology crimes. Of these, 2,134 cases involved at least one count of identity theft.
Showers has been as a deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County since 1987. She has extensive experience in a number of units throughout the District Attorney’s Office and spent two years as program director of the Victim Witness Assistance Program. Her professional activities include participation with the Victim Witness Coordinating Council, the Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Mock Trial Competition and the District Attorney’s Project L.E.A.D. crime prevention program. Showers has earned a B.A. in classics, an M.A. in interdisciplinary archaeology, an M.L.S. in library & information systems and a J.D.