WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Worldwide regulation agency McDermott Will and Emery is happy to announce Scott Ferber has joined the Agency’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Group as a companion primarily based in Washington, DC. Scott will leverage his in depth expertise as a former federal cybercrime prosecutor and in senior management on the DOJ to advise multinational companies throughout industries on the complete vary of privateness and safety points created by international knowledge assortment and utilization.
“Cybersecurity and knowledge privateness dangers are a prime concern for enterprise leaders, which latest occasions have proven will be critically disruptive and considerably impression company worth, knowledge and infrastructure. Scott is a veteran, strategic-minded practitioner who’s widely known for his expertise and pragmatic strategy in serving to corporations establish, handle and mitigate these dangers,” Todd McClelland, international head of the Agency’s privateness and cybersecurity observe, mentioned. “From conducting enterprise-wide threat assessments to defending purchasers in regulatory investigations, Scott is an unimaginable lawyer, and we’re assured he’ll improve our already-strong capabilities.”
Scott has managed quite a few cybersecurity incidents, together with subtle nation-state assaults, ransomware assaults, enterprise e mail compromises and credential harvesting schemes. His incident response and regulatory enforcement expertise informs his broader counseling observe, the place he supplies threat mitigation methods, conducts hole analyses, develops international privateness compliance packages and formulates and advances authorities advocacy methods for knowledge privateness and security-related points. Scott additionally assists purchasers convey to market compliant purposes and merchandise that accumulate private, monetary and different delicate data.
“McDermott’s strategic concentrate on privateness and cybersecurity and the Agency’s world-class, international workforce will present unimaginable help for my purchasers,” Scott mentioned. “Privateness oversight and cyber threat current ever-increasing challenges for immediately’s companies, and I’m excited to be becoming a member of such a powerful group of legal professionals to assist purchasers tackle these and different advanced authorized points.”
Previous to becoming a member of McDermott, Scott was a companion in King and Spalding’s Information Privateness and Safety observe. Earlier than personal observe, Scott served in management roles at DOJ, together with as an Affiliate Deputy Lawyer Common, the place he suggested the Deputy Lawyer Common and Lawyer Common on a variety of issues, with particular emphasis on cyber and nationwide safety. Scott was the DOJ lead on White Home and interagency coverage teams addressing cyber incident response, cyber laws, public/personal partnerships, election integrity and nation-state cyber threats. Scott additionally served as Counsel for Cyber Investigations at DOJ’s Nationwide Safety Division, the place he suggested federal prosecutors, regulation enforcement companies and the intelligence neighborhood on cyber issues affecting nationwide safety and overseas relations. For six years, Scott was an Assistant US Lawyer in Atlanta, the place he served because the workplace’s Pc Hacking/Mental Property Coordinator. Scott additionally beforehand served as an Assistant District Lawyer on the Manhattan District Lawyer’s Workplace.
Scott acquired his JD from The Ohio State College and his BA from College of Michigan, each with honors.
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