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 district’s entire Litigation Technology Unit.
A first-chair trial lawyer with a specialty in complex white collar and computer fraud. Sid began his career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, where he was a key member of the White Collar Crimes Unit and prosecuted complex fraud cases, including all of the office’s Intellectual Property Crime and Computer Crimes matters.
Sid provides critical services to clients dealing with national security threats and sophisticated data breach issues, helping clients perform risk assessments, prepare incident response plans, comply with breach notification requirements, and respond to government inquiries and enforcement actions.
Sid also advises cryptocurrency and fintech clients on a range of risk mitigation and enforcement matters, including those associated with money laundering, tax fraud, and token offerings.
A frequent speaker around the world on Data Privacy and Cryptocurrency Investigations, Sid has a deep knowledge base in these areas that he uses when advising his clients.