Erez Liebermann

Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity & Privacy
Prudential Financial

EREZ LIEBERMANN is Vice President and Senior Counsel, Cybersecurity and Privacy, at Prudential Insurance Company of America. Erez leads the Corporate Investigations Division (CID) and is senior counsel on regulatory matters at Prudential Financial. Erez also serves as cybersecurity counsel to the Chief Information Security Officer for Prudential. The Corporate Investigations Division consists of attorneys and investigators responsible for investigations relating to internal and external fraud, regulatory matters, employee misconduct, and sales practice. CID also includes the High Technology Investigations Unit with responsibilities over cyber incident response, cyber crimes, privacy breaches, intellectual property theft, E-Discovery production, and computer forensics. He has made cyber presentations to the Board of Directors and coordinated response planning and tabletop exercises. Prior to joining Prudential Financial in February 2014, Erez spent 10 years as a federal prosecutor. He served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, and Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section. Erez oversaw the white collar units, including Economic Crimes, Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property, National Security, Healthcare and Money Laundering. He was the lead prosecutor on numerous cyber, securities, and fraud matters, including United States v. Drinkman, the largest data breach investigation and prosecution to date, involving the theft of over 160,000,000 credit and debit card numbers. Albert Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for his role in the conspiracy. Erez is the recipient of the 2010 Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service as well as letters of recognition from the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He is the recipient of the 2013 Prosecutor of the Year Award by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation. Erez teaches Cybercrime Law at Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, and is a frequent lecturer on cybercrime, privacy, and fraud. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He received his law degree from Columbia University Law School.