Sid Mody


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Sid Mody

Sid Mody is a former federal prosecutor and accomplished trial lawyer with over 60 jury trials to his name. 

Drawing on his experience prosecuting cases dealing with cryptocurrency, cyber intrusions, ransomware, and computer fraud, Sid represents clients on a broad array of white collar cases including criminal, internal, and regulatory investigations. He also advises clients across the globe on sophisticated threats to their businesses and helps them design compliance programs, conduct reviews, and respond to government investigations and enforcement actions.

Sid joined O’Melveny from the National Security, Cybercrime and Money Laundering Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas, where he served as the office’s Lead Cyber Hacking and Intellectual Property Attorney, the Digital Currency Crimes Coordinator, and the sole National Security Cyber Specialist. Sid also held the title of Senior Litigation Counsel, overseeing the districts entire Litigation Technology Unit.


Government Experience

  • Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas (2017-2022)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Tarrant County District Attorney's Office (2012-2017)


Bar Admissions

  •  Texas 

Court Admissions

  •  Northern District of Texas 
  •  United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 


  • Texas Tech School of Law, J.D.
  • Texas Tech Rawls College of Business, M.B.A. 
  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A.

Professional Activities


  • "The US Government's View of the Cryptocurrency Landscape," DC Blockchain Summit 2023 (March 21, 2023)
  • "Privacy Law Trends Federal and State in 2023," IAPP Virtual Round Tables (March 16, 2023)
  • “Ransomware Security Panel - How We Survived and Hunted Them!,” November 2022 Association of Business Technology Professionals of DFW Chapter Meeting (November 8, 2022)
  • "The Inevitable Cybersecurity Intrusion: Where Does Your Client’s Data Actually End Up," Texas General Counsel Forum's 24th Annual Conference (November 3, 2022)
  • “Growing Cybersecurity Issues Facing Companies and In House Counsel,” Southern Methodist University’s 30th Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium (October 28, 2022)
  • Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (technology) Conference (October 24, 2022)
  • "A Matter of Cybersecurity: Attack Trends, Forecasts & Red-Hot Topics for C-Leaders & In-House Counsel," Experian and O'Melveny Webinar (October 19, 2022)

In Private Practice

  • Advising multiple cryptocurrency corporations on law enforcement inquiries
  • Advising an Energy corporation on dealing with cybersecurity regulations
  • Advising a corporate client to rewrite their privacy policy 
  • Representing a corporate client in regard to a corporate investigation in the United States based on employee embezzlement 
  • Representing a corporate client in regard to a corporate investigation involving potential FCA claims
  • Representing a large Social Media company in litigation dealing with Privacy issues
  • Advised a large video game developer on anti-money laundering policies dealing with in-game currency
  • Advised a Blockchain technology company on anti-money laundering policies 
  • Advised a large Social Media company on Privacy Compliance issues
  • Advised a Private Equity Investment company on an email phishing scheme
  • Advised a Cryptocurrency company on multiple ransomware attacks
  • Advised a corporate client on a M&A transaction revolving around a cybersecurity breach
  • Advised a logistics company on a Department of Labor Investigation



Alerts and Publications

Illinois Supreme Court Allows Five-Year Statute of Limitations for BIPA Claims

March 6, 2023

US National Security’s Impact on Trade with China

February 14, 2023

State Regulators Want a Piece of the FTX Fallout Too

February 3, 2023

Insights 2023

January 31, 2023

2022 Momentum Year in Review

January 25, 2023

FTC Obtains Record Penalties from Video Game Company Amidst Growing Privacy and Consumer Protection Enforcement Trends

January 23, 2023

What Companies – And Not Just Financial Institutions – Need to Know about the New Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Program

January 18, 2023

FCC Bans New Licenses for the Import and Use of Certain Chinese Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Equipment

December 5, 2022

Governor Newsom Vetoes the California BitLicense, Calling It Premature

September 27, 2022

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco Announces Corporate Prosecution Policy Changes, Urges Corporate Defendants to Move Faster

September 22, 2022

From New York to California: The BitLicense Goes Bicoastal

September 21, 2022

In the News

Law360: State Regulators Are Not Leaving FTX To The Feds

March 2, 2023

MarketWatch: Sam Bankman-Fried’s Substack is an ‘incredibly foolish’ Idea Says Former Federal Prosecutor

January 14, 2023

The New York Times: Who’s already flipped on FTX?

December 16, 2022

New York Law Journal: O’Melveny Adds Former SDNY Unit Chief to Growing White-Collar Practice

November 2, 2022

Reuters: O’Melveny Adds Manhattan Prosecutor, Continuing White Collar Buildout

November 1, 2022

The Texas Lawbook: TSA Softens Cyber Rules: Trend or Outlier in Next Wave of Federal Cyber Regulation?

August 17, 2022

The Texas Lawbook: O’Melveny Picks Up Gray Reed Practice Group Leader

July 25, 2022

The Texas Lawbook: O’Melveny Adds Crypto/Cyber Expert from US Attorney’s Office

July 18, 2022

Bloomberg Law: Dallas Prosecutor Sid Mody Jumps to O’Melveny White Collar Team

July 18, 2022

Law360: O’Melveny Hires Top Prosecutor For White Collar Team

July 18, 2022

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