Alexander Urbelis (@aurbelis)
Alexander Urbelis, a partner at the Blackstone Law Group LLP in New York, is an attorney who focuses on information security, technology-related law and investigations, and has also been part of the infosec community for more than 20 years. Urbelis designed and coded Blackstone Law Group’s in-house domain name system intelligence platform, OMNI, that detects cybersecurity threats, IP infringement, and cybersquatters and has been featured by the Associated Press and VICE News for its actionable findings. A frequent media commentator on television and radio on the subjects of privacy and security, Urbelis’ writing has appeared on CNN, The Intercept, and even 2600 Magazine – The Hacker Quarterly.
Over the years, Alex has worked for the US Army, Dartmouth College’s Institute for Security Technology Studies (a federally funded cybersecurity and counterterrorism research center), the Central Intelligence Agency, the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the international law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, and as information security counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Richemont, one of the world’s largest luxury conglomerates, whose holdings include brands such as Cartier, Piaget, Montblanc, IWC, and many others.
Alex holds a BA, summa cum laude, in Philosophy from Stony Brook University, a JD, magna cum laude, from Vermont Law School, and the BCL from New College, Oxford University.