Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partners Luke Dembosky and Jim Pastore have been named 2016 “Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers” by The National Law Journal in its second annual list of top lawyers who have promoted significant change through the use of inventive defense techniques or technologies. Debevoise now has three partners who have earned this recognition.
Last year, Jeremy Feigelson, who leads the firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice, was similarly honored by the publication.
Mr. Dembosky joined Debevoise in March 2016. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security in the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In this capacity, Mr. Dembosky was the first to manage a new “National Asset Protection” portfolio covering all cybersecurity, economic espionage, export control and foreign investment review matters, giving him responsibility over a wide range of technology-related threats. During his 14 years of specializing in cybersecurity matters for DOJ, Mr. Dembosky has been involved in many of the landmark cyber cases and policy matters, including overseeing DOJ’s work on the breaches of Sony, Target, Anthem and OPM and others, and participating in the negotiation of Presidential cyber accords reached with Russia in 2013 and China in 2015.
Prior to rejoining Debevoise in 2014, Mr. Pastore served for more than five years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. While there, Mr. Pastore spent most of his time as a prosecutor with the Complex Frauds Unit and Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section. He successfully litigated eight jury trials to verdict and was the lead prosecutor in United States v. Monsegur, a/k/a “Sabu,” and Operation Cardshop, both of which were named to the FBI’s top 10 cases of 2012.
Debevoise advises clients on cybersecurity, data privacy, data protection and related issues. With respect to cybersecurity, the team helps clients manage a range of cyber risks. Representations include advice on adoption of internal and vendor-related security measures, planning for breaches, advising on post-breach response, regulatory disclosures/enforcement actions, internal investigations regarding security events and data thefts, and representation of clients in class actions, government investigations, and other litigation arising out of technology issues.
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