BOSTON (January 31, 2018) – Adam Bookbinder, assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the Cybercrime Unit for the District of Massachusetts, has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's Boston office. His practice will focus on cybersecurity, data privacy and cyber incident response, as well as white collar defense and investigations and criminal and civil trials.
Mr. Bookbinder served as assistant U.S. attorney for 18 years, first in the Economic Crimes Unit, then, since 2004, in the Cybercrime Unit, which he was selected to lead in 2014. During his tenure in the Cybercrime Unit, he handled and supervised prosecutions stemming from computer intrusions, data breaches, network attacks, theft of trade secrets, trafficking in counterfeit goods and online fraud. In 2012, he was named the office's national security cyber specialist to investigate cybercrime committed by nation-states and hackers affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations and to serve as the liaison to the U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division for cyber matters. While cybercrime has been Mr. Bookbinder's focus for the past 13 years, he has continued to handle financial fraud, securities fraud and healthcare fraud investigations, prosecutions and trials.
"Adam is an exciting hire for the Boston office and the firm. He is an excellent lawyer with a stellar reputation," said John Hogan, head of Holland & Knight's Litigation Section. "With more than 13 years of experience investigating cybercrime, he is well-positioned to work with our growing Cybersecurity and Privacy Team and will further heighten its profile and prestige."
"I intend to put my many years of cybercrime prosecution experience to work for Holland & Knight clients, helping them to strengthen their companies' cybersecurity and data privacy posture," said Mr. Bookbinder. "I have observed first-hand the dramatic increase in the number of serious threats. Concern about these threats is particularly pronounced in the Boston area, home to so many biotech, high-tech and financial services companies, not to mention small businesses, universities and hospitals.
"I also look forward to contributing to the firm's white collar defense and investigations practice, serving as a resource for firm clients in their dealings with federal law enforcement agencies, state regulators and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as contributing to or leading criminal or civil trial teams," he added.
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