Chemonics International Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Chemonics International, Inc., regarding its recent data breach. The Chemonics International data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 6,000 individuals.


Chemonics International is an international development and consulting organization. Since it was founded in 1975, Chemonics International has devoted its efforts to increasing food security, peace and stability, gender equality, sustainability, and more. Today, Chemonics International is the largest for-profit recipient of USAID contracts, acquiring over $1.5 billion in 2019. Chemonics International has been involved with significant international aid projects, including supporting volunteer White Helmets in Syria, combatting HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and promoting climate change adaptation in Nepal. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Chemonics International operates corporate offices in the United States and United Kingdom, with projects taking place across six continents.


On July 12, 2021, Chemonics International discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Chemonics International determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through employee email accounts between March 2 and July 13, 2021. On September 30, 2022, Chemonics International began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of information has not been disclosed by Chemonics International. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Financial information
  • Medical information
  • Taxpayer information
  • Personal identification number issued by the United States IRS

If you received a breach notification letter from Chemonics International, Inc.:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Chemonics International data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Chemonics International, Inc.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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