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
“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.