Erin Nealy Cox
As Executive Managing Director, Erin Nealy Cox contributes to the strategic management and day to day operations of Stroz Friedberg, a global digital risk management and investigations firm. As a trusted advisor to top executives, in-house lawyers, and outside counsel, Ms. Nealy Cox supervises matters of cybersecurity, digital forensics, Internet investigations and electronic discovery related to criminal, civil, regulatory and internal investigations.
She also serves as the firm’s Cybercrime Practice Lead, assisting clients in the challenges of economic espionage, computer-enabled theft of trade secrets and insider information, data breaches, and addressing all stages of incident response planning, management and remediation. She regularly consults on technical and strategic aspects of cybersecurity risk to help protect computer networks from malware and malicious code, online fraud, and other forms of illicit Internet activity.
Prior to Stroz Friedberg, Ms. Nealy Cox served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, leading major cybercrime prosecutions nationwide while also handling complex cases of white-collar fraud, public corruption and intellectual property theft. Additionally, she served as chief of staff and senior counsel for the Office of Legal Policy at Main Justice in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Nealy Cox received her B. A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and her J.D. cum laude, from Southern Methodist School of Law, where she served on the SMU Law Review Association as Articles Editor. She also received the SMU School of Law Merit Scholarship and is licensed by the bars in Texas and New York.