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Alexander H. Southwell

Alexander H. Southwell

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

New York, NY, USA

Alexander H. Southwell is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Consumer Protection Practice Group. His practice focuses on counseling a variety of clients on privacy, information technology, data breach, theft of trade secrets and intellectual property, computer fraud, national security, and network and data security issues, including handling investigations, enforcement defense, and litigation. In particular, Mr. Southwell regularly advises companies victimized by cyber-crimes and  counsels on issues under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Economic Espionage Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and related federal and state statutes. Mr. Southwell additionally handles a range of white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement defense, internal investigation, compliance, and complex civil litigation matters. An experienced trial and appellate attorney, prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Southwell served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he focused on investigating and prosecuting cyber-crimes and securities and white collar fraud.

Mr. Southwell was named a Law360 “MVP” in Privacy in both 2015 and 2016 – one of five “elite attorneys” who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals,” and is ranked in White Collar Litigation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers noted Mr. Southwell has “impeccable judgment, is very detail-oriented and is someone you can really trust with your most important matters.” Mr. Southwell has been selected as a Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. In addition, he is recognized as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, as a leading lawyer in the area of Criminal Defense: White Collar by The Best Lawyers in America, and as one of the world’s leading investigations lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Investigations.

Mr. Southwell earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law. Following law school, Mr. Southwell was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Southwell is reachable at ASouthwell@gibsondunn.com or 212-351-3981.

Alexander H. Southwell is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, International Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Outlook and Review—2018 (January 29, 2018) - Fashion and Retail Law 2018: Trends and Developments, Tuesday, May 01, 2018

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