Erez Liebermann

Partner, Linklaters

Erez Liebermann is a widely respected cybersecurity and data privacy lawyer advising clients on business strategy, legal and regulatory issues ranging from investigations to data governance.

As a federal prosecutor, Erez spent 10 years investigating and prosecuting global cyber and white collar crimes. He served as Chief of the Computer Hacking and IP Section and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where he oversaw over 40 prosecutors handling all white collar crimes for the office.

As Chief Counsel, Cyber and Privacy for Prudential Financial, Erez led a global team of lawyers on cyber and privacy matters, and built the High Tech Investigations Unit. He frequently worked with regulators and law enforcement on financial market resilience.

Erez now focuses on a wide range of cybersecurity and privacy legal, policy and investigative matters, including cybercrimes, privacy breaches, and intellectual property theft, as well as litigation, and internal and white collar investigations. Much of his work has an international dimension and he has expertise in managing incidents and issues across Asian markets. Erez also has broad experience helping companies prepare for cybersecurity and privacy incidents. He has led tabletop exercises around the world to simulate responses to cyber events, including in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Argentina, Brazil, the UK and the U.S.

Work highlights:

As Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section, and National Security Cyber Specialist, Erez led groundbreaking cyber prosecutions, including:

The largest credit card hacking case charged to date, US v. Vladimir Drinkman et al., relating to hacks into companies including 7-Eleven, JC Penney, Heartland Payment Systems, Hannaford Brothers, Jet Blue, and others.
The first hack and theft of internet telephony (VOIP), US v. Edwin Pena, and the use of hacking to facilitate securities fraud, US v. Christopher Rad.
In 2020, he was appointed to the New York State Cyber Security Advisory Board by Governor Andrew Cuomo.