Fenwick Expands Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice with Former Assistant U.S. Attorney David Feder

Fenwick today announced that David Feder has joined the firm’s New York office as counsel in its privacy and cybersecurity litigation practice.

Feder represents technology and life sciences companies in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, with a focus on privacy and cybersecurity litigation, counseling and investigations. He has deep experience in jury trials and appellate arguments, enforcement actions and investigations, and regulatory counseling.

Before joining Fenwick, Feder spent nearly a decade at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey - most recently as Chief of the Cybercrime Unit - where he managed a team of assistant U.S. attorneys that investigated and prosecuted computer network intrusions, computer-enabled fraud, cryptocurrency-related fraud, intellectual property offenses and international money laundering. Feder personally litigated and supervised hundreds of cybercrime matters.

“David is an important addition to our top-ranked privacy and cybersecurity practice,” said Tyler Newby, co-chair of Fenwick’s privacy and cybersecurity practice. “His deep technical knowledge and experience will be tremendous assets to clients, and he helps expand our capabilities in our New York office.”

“I’m looking forward to helping grow Fenwick’s privacy and cybersecurity practice on the East Coast,” Feder said. “The firm’s integrated and collaborative approach to privacy and cybersecurity - and focus on technology and innovation - line up perfectly with my practice and prior technology work as an assistant U.S. attorney.”

While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Feder frequently collaborated with cyber law enforcement partners at DOJ, FBI, Secret Service, DHS and the IRS, and worked in parallel on cyber and fraud matters with the SEC, CFTC and FinCEN. Feder was also a member of the DOJ’s Ransomware Working Group. As an assistant U.S. attorney, he handled numerous jury trials, hearings and appellate arguments, including those involving securities and commodities fraud, credit card and other commercial frauds, and public corruption.

Fenwick’s privacy and cybersecurity practice helps companies navigate novel privacy and security challenges created by clients’ game-changing technologies and an evolving global regulatory landscape. Recognizing the critical nature of privacy, cybersecurity and data management for businesses, the firm has built an integrated team of lawyers and former industry privacy and cybersecurity officers who provide comprehensive compliance, assessment and legal “boutique” services focused on implementation. The practice received a Highly Regarded, Band One ranking nationwide for its work on privacy and data security matters from Chambers USA and has been ranked by Legal 500 for its work in cyber law, including data privacy and data protection, for consecutive years.

Feder joins Fenwick’s New York office, which is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its opening. The office has grown quickly to 100 attorneys and was listed among Crain’s Best Places to Work in New York City for multiple years in a row—and was the only law firm in the top 10 in 2020.

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