New York, July 5, 2016 - Day Pitney LLP announced today that Jed Davis has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in the Government Enforcement and White Collar Criminal Defense practice, focusing on cybersecurity, data protection and other cyber-driven cases. Davis' practice includes investigations, criminal prosecutions and civil litigation arising from data breaches, hacking, and intellectual property theft, as well as internal cybersecurity reviews.
Formerly, Davis served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he was the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator for the District, and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. After a dozen years in public service, Davis worked as Managing Director in Business Intelligence and Investigations at Kroll Associates where he focused on computer protection, data breaches and the theft of international property. Most recently, he was the principal of his own law firm.
"Jed's wide range of experience strengthens our firm's data protection, privacy and cybersecurity offerings," said Day Pitney Managing Partner Stanley A. Twardy. "We are strategically strengthening our firm’s resources to respond to growing client demand across all industries."
"Jed's unique experience will further strengthen our team's capabilities to handle complex investigations and governmental inquiries and otherwise to advise on emerging cybersecurity and data protection issues," said Helen Harris, chair of Day Pitney's Government Enforcement and White Collar Criminal Defense Practice.
In his government career, Davis investigated and tried a wide spectrum of fraud, money-laundering and other cases before focusing on the challenges of cybercrime as a federal prosecutor. In the private sector, Davis' prominent cyber-related cases included: advising on network security for a presidential campaign following an intrusion by a foreign intelligence agency; unmasking and successfully suing the operator of an anonymously-owned website for sales of content copied from a health licensing exam; advising a state attorney general on an investigation into hacks of chain store POS terminals; assisting healthcare organizations to investigate and remediate theft of patient related data; and serving as an expert consultant to defense counsel in the criminal trial of ex-employees of Bernard L. Madoff.
"I joined Day Pitney because it is the right place to meet the growing demand for smart lawyering to investigate and contain cyber-risk in its many, dangerous forms," said Davis. "The firm's reputation for swiftly getting to the heart of the matter and explaining in plain English the most effective legal solutions are capabilities critical to serving companies and individuals well in the Information Age. I look forward to working with my colleagues here to investigate and respond to cybersecurity challenges and quickly navigate clients to safer ground."
Davis earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from Yale College. He is admitted to practice in New York.