Nick Akerman

Prior to private practice Nick served as a federal prosecutor. He was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted a wide array of white collar criminal matters, including bank frauds, bankruptcy frauds, stock frauds, complex financial frauds, environmental and tax crimes. Nick was also an Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force under Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski.Nick has over 30 years of experience in helping clients respond to government investigations and prosecutions and assisting corporate clients prevent and respond to internal thefts and outside hackers. He is a nationally recognized expert on computer crime and the protection of competitively sensitive information and computer data. Nick regularly obtains injunctions for his clients under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in various federal courts around the country requiring computer thieves to return stolen computer data and prohibiting the dissemination of the data to competitors. He also guides clients in developing systems, policies and protocols to protect computer data.Nick speaks and writes regularly on protecting computer data, including in his regular computer data column for the National Law Journal. He has been a featured quoted expert on computer fraud and computer security issues in the New York Times, USA Today, the San Jose Mercury News, the Boston Globe, the St. Louis Dispatch, the Sacramento Bee, Forbes, ComputerWorld, CFO Magazine, CNET, CNET Japan, ZDNet, MSN, Internet Week and the Weekly Homeland Security Newsletter. His blog can be found at

J David Jackson

J is a partner in the Trial Group, the Co-Chair of the firm’s global China Litigation Practice Group and is the former Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group.

J’s securities litigation experience is extensive and varied. He actively represents clients in large securities class action lawsuits and other complex securities litigation involving, among other things, public offerings, private placements, corporate takeovers, and officer and director liability. Clients represented in these matters include issuers, underwriters, accountants, limited partnerships and general partners, officers and directors. His experience also includes representing broker-dealers, investment advisors, and trust companies in court and arbitration actions throughout the country, as well as with regulatory investigations before the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and other federal and state regulators.

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