David Cass profile

David Cass

Senior Partner

E: david@lawandforensics.com

M.S.E., University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Cass recently joined Law & Forensics LLC as a Senior Partner. He leads the Cryptocurrency and Digital Banking Practice. David is also a member of the Cyber Security and Forensics Practice. He has extensive experience in financial services regulation, cryptocurrency, digital assets, blockchain, cloud, artificial intelligence, and digital banking. David recently completed serving as a lead regulator for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he was a member of the Large Institution Supervision Coordinating Committee (LISCC). Prior to his appointment David was the CISO & Global Partner of Cloud Security Services. In that role, he had global responsibility for all aspects of cloud security practices, processes, and policies across the IBM Security Services Unit. Mr. Cass served as a regulatory SME and an Executive Steering committee member for IBM’s International Banking Customers. David has been an active contributor to the FS-ISAC and the European Banking Federation on Cloud Compliance and Security for financial services firms, and worked closely with U.S., and International Regulators. David and his team have also led large-scale transformation projects at top international financial institutions. He was part of the team that introduced the first financial services blockchain initiative utilizing public cloud supported by ten major international banks.

Previously Mr. Cass served as the SVP & Chief Information Security Officer for Elsevier. Where he led an organization of experienced legal, risk and security professionals that provided data protection, privacy, security, and risk management guidance on a global basis for Elsevier. He also served as the HIPAA officer for Elsevier. David has over 4.5 years of experience running a regulated FTSE 100 enterprise in the cloud.

David has experience in IT security, risk assessment, risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery, developing security policies and procedures. He has played a key role in leading and building corporate risk & governance and information security organizations in the financial sector. As the Senior Director of Information Security Risk and Governance for Freddie Mac, David rebuilt the risk and governance function and developed a team to provide risk assessments, methodologies, tools, services, and training to improve the organization’s capabilities and maturity. Prior to that he was Vice President of Risk Management for JPMorgan Chase and was responsible for providing an accurate assessment of the current risk management state, contributing to the future direction of risk management, continuity, and disaster recovery capabilities for the organization.

David has an MSE from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from MIT. He is also a frequent speaker at high-profile industry conferences and served on the Board of Directors for a public corporation. In addition, David is a member of the editorial board for The Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare and serves as a board member for the UCLA Extension Silicon Beach Innovation Lab. David is a faculty member for the Global Cyber Institute a non-profit organization and an adjunct faculty member for Harvard and Rutgers Law School. He is also a member of the New York City Cyber Critical Services & Infrastructure team organized by the NYPD and the office of the NY District Attorney.