Erez Liebermann


Debevoise & Plimpton


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.

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.

Experience highlights:

As Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section, and National Security Cyber Specialist, Erez led ground breaking 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.


Contributions by Erez Liebermann

  • Sanctioned or Unsanctioned: ChatGPT, Bard and Galactica.
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2023
  • The Insider Risk Tightrope: Balancing Privacy and Security
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021