Winds of Change LES 2023 Annual Meeting

William Ridgway


Mr. Ridgway has been recognized as a leading lawyer for crisis management, cybersecurity, data security incidents and high-stakes white collar matters by several industry outlets. He regularly leads the defense of investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, state attorneys general and other U.S. and foreign regulators. These investigations frequently involve matters related to cybersecurity and data breaches, financial fraud, trade secret theft, public corruption, antitrust violations, market manipulation (including spoofing) and the False Claims Act.

Mr. Ridgway has led the incident response and associated investigations for some of the most high-profile cybersecurity incidents in recent years, and his clients include financial institutions; technology, energy, insurance and health care companies; defense contractors; data brokers; and e-commerce retailers. He also is often retained to lead privacy and data security and technology class actions and litigations around the country.