Kimberly Peretti

Alston & Bird, Washington, DC

Kimberly (Kim) is a partner in Alston & Bird’s White Collar Crime Group and co-chair of its Security Incident Management and Response Team. Prior to joining Alston & Byrd, she was the director of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ cyber forensic service practice and a former senior litigator for the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. Kim specializes in managing complex, technical electronic investigations and responses, compliance and risk mitigation, economic espionage, and intellectual property theft. While at the Department of Justice, she led several benchmark cybercrime investigations and prosecutions, including the prosecution of the infamous TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez, currently serving 20 years in prison for his role in the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted by the department. Kim was featured in both a New York Times Magazine cover story and a CNBC documentary for her role in the prosecution of Gonzalez, appeared on MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes, and has been recognized as an information security “industry pioneer” by SC Magazine. Kim is regularly quoted in the media and is a frequent keynote speaker and lecturer.