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Alex Southwell is one of the nation’s leading technology-focused litigators and investigations lawyers. He is regularly called upon by numerous prominent global companies to counsel on—as well as handle investigations, enforcement defense, and litigation related to—a wide array of privacy, data breach, theft of trade secrets, computer fraud, and network and data security issues, often for the most novel, challenging, or technical matters. A former federal prosecutor, he advises companies victimized by cyber-crimes and has extensive experience with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Economic Espionage Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and Stored Communications Act, and related federal and state statutes, as well as with privacy compliance counseling and FTC and AG regulatory enforcement.

Career

Assistant US Attorney, SDNY, member of office's Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, experienced computer crimes prosecutor. Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law; Law Clerk, Judge Naomi Buchwald, US District Court, SDNY.

Personal

New York University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 1997. Princeton University, AB, magna cum laude, 1993.

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Privacy & Data Security: Litigation - USA
2
Band 2

Alexander Southwell represents clients on myriad privacy and data security matters, notably including cybersecurity. His practice is focused on contentious issues and frequently sees him representing household names in enforcement actions.
"Alex is tremendous. If you've got an issue that is a paramount crisis and going to break the company, Alex is who you should turn to. He is top notch, savvy and he understands what you need." "Alex has a background as a former federal cyber prosecutor and he's also a top litigator."

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