21 July 2020 - Cybersecurity & Data Privacy , Firm News

Cyber Crimes Prosecutor, Ryan White, Joins Halpern May Ybarra Gelberg LLP

Ryan White, the former Chief of the Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, is joining the law firm Halpern May Ybarra Gelberg LLP as a partner. Mr. White will chair the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice group.

Mr. White led the federal investigations of cyber threats in Southern California, including attacks by nation-state hackers, the dismantlement of Wall Street Market, the world’s largest darknet marketplace, and the “Celebgate” data breach, resulting in the conviction of five defendants for hacking into thousands of iCloud, Gmail, and Facebook accounts.

“We’re thrilled to have Ryan join the firm,” said Grant B. Gelberg, Halpern May partner and co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations practice. “His experience managing cyber threats is unmatched and he adds to our already deep bench of trial attorneys. Most importantly, I’ve known Ryan since our early days as prosecutors and he’s a terrific colleague and friend.”

“It’s been exciting to watch the growth of the firm,” said Mr. White. “There’s so much cross-over between my practice areas and those of the firm, so it’s a natural fit.”

Early in his career, Mr. White served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and worked as an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP, before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2011.

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