Crowe & Dunlevy Announces Strategic Partnership with Jody Westby

OKLAHOMA CITY – Crowe & Dunlevy recently announced that Jody R. Westby will serve as independent consulting counsel for the firm, bringing a wide-range of cyber expertise to Crowe & Dunlevy’s clients. A former Oklahoman, Westby is based in Washington D.C. and provides consulting and legal services to public and private sector clients around the world in the areas of privacy, security, cybercrime, e-discovery and outsourcing risk management. Her services include privacy and security assessments, security breach management, forensic investigations, outsourcing risk reviews, security/privacy policies and procedures, global compliance reviews, and establishment of governance programs for privacy and security.

Westby and her forensic experts have worked with some of the world’s largest corporations in managing breaches, investigating cyber security incidents, and providing forensic support to litigation teams. Westby’s work on the governance responsibilities of boards and senior executives for the privacy and security of their organizations’ systems and data was recently showcased by Carnegie Mellon CyLab. In addition, she has helped multinational corporations develop enterprise approaches to e-discovery that enable them to efficiently respond to discovery requests, develop litigation strategies, and deflect attempts by opposing parties to obtain access to their systems.

“Jody Westby will enhance Crowe & Dunlevy’s ability to bring top-level legal expertise to the digital issues facing our clients and the business community,” said Roger Stong, president of Crowe & Dunlevy.

Prior to forming Global Cyber Risk, Westby served as senior managing director for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), specializing in outsourcing and cyber security/privacy issues. Her previous experience also includes launching In-Q-Tel, a venture capital and IT solutions company founded and funded by the CIA, serving as director of domestic policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and practicing law with the New York firms of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Shearman & Sterling.

Westby serves as Adjunct Distinguished Fellow to Carnegie Mellon CyLab and is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), and the American Bar Foundation. She is chair of the ABA’s Privacy & Computer Crime Committee, vice chair of the World Federation of Scientists’ Permanent Monitoring Panel on Information Security, and represents the ABA on the Board of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists. She is also a member of the United Nations’ High Level Experts Group on Cyber Security.

Westby is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and Georgetown University Law Center where she was a member of the Order of the Coif.

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