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Erez  Liebermann

Erez Liebermann

Prudential Insurance Company of America
Vice President, Senior Counsel, Corporate Investigations Division
Newark, NJ, USA

Erez leads the Corporate Investigations Division (CID) at Prudential Financial.  The Corporate Investigations Division consists of attorneys and investigators responsible for all investigations relating to internal and external fraud, regulatory matters, employee misconduct, and sales practice. CID also includes the High Technology Investigations Unit whose responsibilities include cyber crimes, privacy breaches, intellectual property theft, E-Discovery production, and computer forensics.

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. In that role, Erez oversaw the white collar units, including Economic Crimes, Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property, National Security, Healthcare and Money Laundering. Erez 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 for his role in the conspiracy.  Erez is the recipient of the 2010 Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service and numerous awards from the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

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. 

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