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Joseph V. DeMarco

Joseph V. DeMarco

DeVore & DeMarco LLP

New York, NY, USA


Joseph V. DeMarco is a partner at DeVore & DeMarco LLP where he specializes in counseling clients on complex issues involving information privacy and security, theft of intellectual property, computer intrusions, on-line fraud, and the lawful use of new technology. His years of experience in private practice and in government handling the most difficult cybercrime investigations handled by the United States Attorney’s Office have made him one of the nation’s leading experts on Internet crime and the law relating to emerging technologies.

From 1997 to 2007, Mr. DeMarco served an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he founded and headed the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIPs) Program, a group of five prosecutors dedicated to investigating and prosecuting violations of federal cybercrime laws and intellectual property offenses. Under his leadership, CHIPs prosecutions grew from a trickle in 1997 to a top priority of the United States Attorney’s Office, encompassing all forms of criminal activity affecting e-commerce and critical infrastructures including computer hacking crimes; transmission of Internet worms and viruses; electronic theft of trade secrets; illegal use of “spyware”; web-based frauds; unlawful Internet gambling; and criminal copyright and trademark infringement offenses. As a recognized expert in the field, Mr. DeMarco was frequently asked to counsel prosecutors and law enforcement agents regarding novel investigative and surveillance techniques and methodologies, and regularly provided advice to the United States Attorney concerning the Office’s most sensitive computer-related investigations. In 2001, Mr. DeMarco also served as a visiting Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section in Washington, D.C., where he focused on Internet privacy, gaming, and theft of intellectual property.

Mr DeMarco is on the panel of approved neutrals of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) where he focuses on resolving disputes between businesses involving data privacy, high-technology and commercial law issues. He speaks frequently on the benefits of ADR in the area of data security and privacy litigation.

Since 2002, Mr. DeMarco has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches the upper-class Internet and Computer Crimes seminar. He has spoken throughout the world on cybercrime, e-commerce, and IP enforcement. He has lectured on the subject of cybercrime at Harvard Law School, the Practicing Law Institute, the National Advocacy Center, and at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and has served as an instructor on cybercrime to judges attending the New York State Judicial Institute.

Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. DeMarco was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City, where he concentrated on intellectual property, antitrust, and securities law issues for various high-technology clients. Prior to that, Mr. DeMarco served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Daniel Mahoney, United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. DeMarco holds a J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law. At NYU he was a member of the NYU Law Review. He received his B.S.F.S. summa cum laude from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Mr. DeMarco is active in numerous professional associations including the:
  • International Bar Association (Technology and Litigation Sections);
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers (Regional Governor, New York Region);
  • New York State Bar Association, ADR Section;
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section (Co-chair, Internet and IP Committee, 2009-present);
  • Connecticut Bar Association;
  • Fairfield County (CT) Bar Association;
  • New Haven County (CT) Bar Association;
  • New York City Bar Association (Co-Chair, Information Technology Law Committee; Past
  • Member, Copyright Committee); and
  • The Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
Mr. DeMarco is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated lawyer for Computers and Software, Litigation and Internet Law, and is also listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide as a leading lawyer nationwide in Privacy and Data Security. He has also been named as a “SuperLawyer” for his expertise and work in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation. He has published numerous articles and appeared on major news programs in his practice areas; is a member of the Professional Editorial Board of the prestigious Computer Law and Security Review (Elsevier); and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center for Law and Information Policy at Fordham University School of Law.

Mr. DeMarco has received numerous professional awards, including the U.S. Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance, as well as the Lawyer of Integrity Award from the Institute for Jewish Humanities. In his spare time he enjoys parenting, golf, and listening to classical piano.
Joseph V. DeMarco is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Cybersecurity, Hacking, and Data Breach - TechLaw Institute 2017: The Digital Evolution, Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Financial Privacy Fundamentals - Fundamentals of Privacy Law 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Cybersecurity, Hacking, and Data Breach - Cybersecurity, Hacking, and Data Breach, Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Financial Privacy Fundamentals - Financial Privacy Fundamentals, Thursday, December 21, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Cybersecurity, Hacking, and Data Breach - Cybersecurity, Hacking, and Data Breach, Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Financial Privacy Fundamentals - Financial Privacy Fundamentals, Thursday, December 21, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs TechLaw Institute 2017: The Digital Evolution, Thursday, March 09, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Fundamentals of Privacy Law 2017, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Brief of Amici Curiae, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc., and National Sheriffs’ Association in Support of the Government, In re Apple v. FBI, No. CM 16-10-SP (E.D. Cal. 2016) - TechLaw Institute 2017: The Digital Evolution, Friday, March 31, 2017
U.S. v. Knowles, No. 16 Cr. 005 (PAE) (S.D.N.Y 2016) - TechLaw Institute 2017: The Digital Evolution, Friday, March 31, 2017
New York State Department of Financial Services 23 NYCRR 500: Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (February 13, 2017) - Fundamentals of Privacy Law 2017, Wednesday, December 20, 2017
New York Law Journal: Strategies for Navigating Business-to-Business Data Breaches (July 6, 2015) - Fundamentals of Privacy Law 2017, Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar TechLaw Institute 2018: The Digital Evolution, Monday, March 05, 2018, San Francisco, CA
TechLaw Institute 2018: The Digital Evolution, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast TechLaw Institute 2018: The Digital Evolution, Monday, March 05, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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