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Leading Cybersecurity/Privacy and White Collar Defense Authority Seth P. Berman Joins Nutter as Partner

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09.06.2017

Nutter announced today the arrival of Seth P. Berman who joins the firm as a leader in its Privacy and Data Security practice group and a member of its White Collar Defense group. Berman brings more than 20 years of experience in advising corporations and their boards on preparing for and responding to cyberattacks and other data breaches, and in investigating and representing clients in white collar criminal matters.

“We are delighted to have Seth Berman join the Nutter team as we know he will serve as an invaluable resource to clients who must address cybersecurity and data breach issues head on,” said Deborah J. Manus, managing partner, Nutter. “Seth brings to Nutter and our clients the unique combination of government experience as a former federal prosecutor and in his most current role, as an advisor to corporations on how to prepare for or respond to a possible data breach.”

Berman joins Nutter from risk management firm Stroz Friedberg, where he oversaw the firm’s Boston, New York and Washington, DC offices. There, he had oversight of digital forensics investigations involving data breach, hacking and cybercrime response, theft of intellectual property and trade secrets, computer-enabled forgery and extortion, international bribery, fraud and tax evasion, as well as complex, cross-border electronic disclosure projects. Earlier in his time at Stroz Friedberg, Berman was based in London where he oversaw the firm’s international practice and assisted clients in cross-border investigations and international data privacy issues.  In government, Berman was an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the District of Massachusetts. There, he was one of the lead federal computer crimes prosecutors in Massachusetts and served in the Computer Crimes, Crimes and Major Crimes Units. Berman also served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office in the Trial and Investigations (White Collar Crimes) Divisions.

Berman’s arrival strengthens Nutter’s tightly-knit group of dedicated attorneys who develop strategies for clients facing an investigation or enforcement action by the government. Nutter’s White Collar Defense group includes a team of lawyers who are both experienced as prosecutors and trial lawyers and have worked both in government and private practice.

Berman will also enhance Nutter’s interdisciplinary Privacy and Data Security team, which provides compliance counseling and risk/security assessment along with security breach response counsel.

Berman is a published author and speaker. He currently teaches a course on Cyber Criminal Law and Procedure at Harvard Law School. He has commented on cybersecurity issues for the BBC and SkyNews.

Berman earned his J.D. from Cornell School of Law and A.B. from Princeton University.

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