Former Cybercrime Prosecutor Allen O'Rourke Joins Robinson Bradshaw


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Oct. 1, 2019

Former federal cybercrime prosecutor Allen O'Rourke joined Robinson Bradshaw this week. He will assist clients with white-collar defense, governmental and internal investigations, and privacy and data security matters. O'Rourke will also co-chair the firm's new Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Group.

"We are thrilled to have Allen O'Rourke join us at Robinson Bradshaw," said Managing Partner Allen Robertson. "In an age where cybersecurity issues and privacy threats make headlines every day, Allen's wealth of experience and deep industry knowledge will be a tremendous asset to our clients."

O'Rourke spent six years as an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., where he helped lead the office's Cyber Unit. His federal prosecution experience includes conducting criminal and national security investigations into corporate breaches, online fraud, business email compromise schemes, "dark web" criminal forums, cyberstalking, money laundering through cryptocurrency, and terrorist use of the internet. He received two Special Achievement Awards for his work to combat cybercrime. O'Rourke also has substantial trial and appellate experience, handling more than 50 trials across a broad range of civil and criminal matters.

O'Rourke holds IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional certifications for the United States (CIPP/US) and Europe (CIPP/E). He also serves on the advisory board for UNC Charlotte's Cybersecurity Program. Prior to joining Robinson Bradshaw, O'Rourke co-chaired the Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Womble Bond Dickinson. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he served as an executive board member of the Harvard Latino Law Review, and he earned his bachelor's degree magna cum laude at Columbia University.

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