We’re pleased to announce that James P. Melendres has joined Snell & Wilmer as a partner. James joins the firm after a distinguished career at the Department of Justice and will be contributing his considerable skills and experience to our cyber security and privacy practice, among other areas. James earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his A.B. cum laude from Dartmouth College. As detailed more fully here:
At Snell & Wilmer, Melendres will leverage his substantial prosecutorial background and experience with data security and cybercrime matters to help clients across a spectrum of industries manage cybersecurity risks and respond to cyber-attacks. His experience positions him well to protect companies both before and after a data breach, including conducting pre-breach security and privacy assessments, leading tabletop exercises and breach simulations, coordinating crisis management and incident response, advising on breach notification, and defending companies in breach-related litigation and regulatory proceedings. His experience also makes him very valuable to companies responding to government demands for information about their customers and subscribers pursuant to a range of electronic surveillance statutes.