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Alexander H. Southwell

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Alex is one of the nation’s leading technology internal investigation lawyers, often called upon for the most novel, challenging, or technical matters. He is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Practice Group and has extensive experience in privacy, information technology, data breach, theft of trade secrets and intellectual property, computer fraud, national security, and network and data security issues, including handling investigations, enforcement defense, and litigation. A former federal prosecutor, he is also an experienced trial and appellate attorney and regularly defends white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, including from the DOJ, FTC, State AGs, and local regulators, as well handling compliance monitoring and complex civil litigation.


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.


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