Eric Friedberg
Co-President, Stroz Friedberg

Mr. Friedberg is a renowned expert in cybercrime response, computer forensic investigations, and electronic discovery. A national leader in responding to all forms of computer crime and abuse, he has focused on cyberextortions, theft of trade secrets, leaks of confidential information, Internet gaming geo-location compliance, hacks and unauthorized access, denial of service attacks, illegal electronic surveillance, and Internet-based harassment. Mr. Friedberg has managed numerous forensic 
assignments for major law firms, corporations, prosecutors, and defense attorneys in criminal, civil, regulatory, and internal corporate matters, and he has pioneered a methodology for detecting forgery and backdating of electronic documents. Mr. Friedberg is an industry leader in electronic discovery consulting and has authored book chapters and scholarly articles on electronic discovery strategy and technology. He has used this expertise to manage numerous electronic discovery projects in civil and 
regulatory proceedings, many of which are global in scope and require the preservation, processing, and production of electronic data from hundreds of computers, servers, PDAs, and removable media. As Co-President of Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Friedberg co-manages the business of the firm and leads the firm’s expansion efforts. 

Before joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Friedberg was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he served as the Computer and Telecommunications Coordinator (CTC), the lead computer crimes prosecutor; the Chief of Narcotics; and Senior Litigation Counsel. As CTC, he conducted and supervised investigations and prosecutions involving computer crime and abuse, as well as telecommunications fraud, including an extortionate denial of service attack against Internet Trading Technologies, Inc.; a scheme to defraud of millions of dollars in electronic airline tickets utilizing stolen credit card information; the defacement of the website; a plot that compromised half of AT&T’s calling card business to China; a scheme to unlawfully tap and decode digital police communications; the Internet-based sale of custom cell phones equipped with keypad-programmable wiretapping capability; and the hacking of telephone switches, as well as of military and educational servers. As Senior Litigation Counsel, Mr. Friedberg investigated and tried public corruption, securities fraud, and international money laundering cases. As Chief of Narcotics, he investigated and tried numerous narcotics, racketeering, homicide, and hostage-taking cases, and 
honed his expertise in the area of court-ordered electronic surveillance. Mr. Friedberg was responsible for the investigation and conviction of six accomplices who carried out the Cali cartel-ordered murderfor-hire of Manuel De Dios Unanue, the former Editor-in-Chief of El Diario-La Prensa, New York City’s 
largest Spanish-language daily newspaper. 

Prior to his tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Friedberg was an associate at the New York law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, where he was involved in all phases of intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and product liability litigation. 

Mr. Friedberg is also a pro bono consultant to the Global Network Initiative (GNI), an international consortium of communication and information providers, human rights groups, and academics committed to upholding global human rights norms, privacy rights, and freedom of expression in the electronic sharing and transmission of information. He assists GNI in developing a practical mechanism to monitor members’ compliance with the GNI principles without compromising private information,  legitimate government requests for information, and efficient business functions. Additionally, he advises on the impact of domestic and foreign privacy laws, including ECPA, FISA, Title III, grand jury secrecy laws, and law enforcement power to compel secrecy, including in connection with search warrants, grand jury subpoenas, criminal and national security wiretaps, and NSLs. 

Mr. Friedberg is a member of the Electronic Discovery Working Group of the Sedona Conference, the Cyber-Law Committee of the American Bar Association, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is a former member of the Information Technology Law Committee of the Bar of the City of New York.