SEC's Internet Enforcement Chief Joins Stroz Friedberg

John Reed Stark to Head Worldwide Digital Forensic Firm's D.C. Office

Jan 11, 2010, 11:55 ET from Stroz Friedberg

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The former Chief of the Office of Internet Enforcement (OIE) for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, John Reed Stark, has been named Managing Director and head of the Washington, D.C., office of Stroz Friedberg, a global leader in digital forensics, data breach and cybercrime response, electronic discovery, and investigations.

"We are indeed fortunate to have attracted an industry leader of John's caliber," said Eric Friedberg, Co-President of Stroz Friedberg. "With his experience founding and leading the OIE, he brings an unmatched level of expertise to help our clients combat the growing digital threats to their business operations. In addition, his in-depth knowledge of the financial markets will be a benefit for clients requiring our technical services in investigations including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, insider trading, other securities investigations, and online fraud and abuse."

Mr. Stark successfully oversaw scores of investigations and dozens of major Internet and online-related securities prosecutions at the SEC. "We pioneered the Internet Sweep and cracked some of the online world's most challenging cases," he notes, "including groundbreaking matters involving network hacking, identity theft, unauthorized intrusions into brokerage accounts, and money laundering matters, while also handling an array of traditional SEC cases such as those involving insider trading, hedge fund fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and market manipulations."

Additionally, Mr. Stark is a preeminent commentator on securities, cyberspace, and other technology issues pertaining to white-collar crime and to regulation and cyber law. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught securities regulation courses since 1996, including a course entitled "Securities Regulation and the Internet." He is the author of a broad range of articles addressing issues of law and technology.

About Stroz Friedberg

Stroz Friedberg is the leading global consulting firm for managing digital risk and uncovering digital evidence. The company specializes in digital and mobile device forensics, electronic discovery, data breach and cybercrime response, anti-money laundering, and cyber and traditional investigations. Working at the cutting edge of law, policy, and technology, we provide technical assistance and strategic advice to help clients effectively manage electronic information: its sources, its trails, and its implications. Learn more about our capabilities and experience at

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