NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nardello & Co. LLC, a leading global investigations firm, today announced that Jud Welle has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity & Privacy. Mr. Welle will be based in Nardello’s New York office and will focus on the firm’s growing cyber and digital investigations practice.
Mr. Welle joins Nardello & Co. from Stroz Friedberg, where he supervised incident response, proactive cybersecurity services, complex digital forensics, due diligence and eDiscovery matters. Previously, he was Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey in Newark, where he investigated and prosecuted federal crimes including computer hacking, fraud, intellectual property theft, money laundering, terrorism, export-control violations, public corruption and international narcotics trafficking. He also led the Office’s efforts to combat computer hacking and data theft by nation states, criminal networks and insider threats.
“Jud has deep experience overseeing complex digital forensics, incident response, cybersecurity, due diligence and eDiscovery matters across the globe,” said Dan Nardello, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Nardello & Co. “Jud’s extensive legal and cyber expertise will be invaluable to our clients as they navigate the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape. We are thrilled to welcome him to the firm and look forward to his contributions as we continue to enhance our digital and cyber investigative services.”
“I am thrilled to be joining Nardello & Co. and look forward to leveraging my legal, due diligence and cyber experience to drive successful outcomes for the firm’s clients,” said Mr. Welle.
Prior to joining Nardello & Co., Mr. Welle was a Managing Director with Stroz Friedberg, a specialized risk management firm. At Stroz Friedberg, he supervised incident response, proactive cybersecurity services, complex digital forensics, due diligence and eDiscovery matters.
Previously, Mr. Welle served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey in Newark. During his 12-year tenure as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted federal crimes, including computer hacking, fraud, intellectual property theft, money laundering, terrorism, export-control violations, public corruption and international narcotics trafficking. He also served in the roles of Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator and National Security Cyber Specialist, where he led the Office’s efforts to combat computer hacking and data theft by nation states, criminal networks and insider threats.
Mr. Welle previously worked as an associate in the litigation department of Dewey Ballantine LLP in New York City. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable John W. Bissell, Chief District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Mr. Welle holds a J.D. from William and Mary Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, and a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Rutgers University.
About Nardello & Co.
Nardello & Co. is a global investigations firm with experienced professionals handling a broad range of issues including the FCPA/UK Bribery Act and other corruption-related investigations, civil and white collar criminal litigation and arbitration support, asset tracing, strategic intelligence and political risk assessment, computer forensics, and reputational due diligence. The firm’s clients include the world’s leading law firms and financial institutions, Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, high-net-worth individuals and family offices, governments, NGOs, sports organizations and academic institutions. With offices in New York, London, Washington DC, Atlanta, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Milan and Dubai, Nardello & Co.’s professional staff includes former US federal prosecutors, former general counsels of multinational corporations, US and international lawyers, former law enforcement personnel and intelligence operatives, licensed investigators, research analysts, former journalists, financial crime specialists, forensic accountants and computer forensic experts.