Sid Mody

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Sid Mody

Sid Mody is a former federal prosecutor and accomplished trial lawyer. Drawing on his experience prosecuting cases dealing with cryptocurrency, cyber intrusions, ransomware, and computer fraud, Sid 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 U.S. 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.

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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)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  •  Texas 

Court Admissions

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

Education

  • 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

Speaker

  • “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

  • Advised a large video game developer on AML BSA requirements for in-game virtual currency 
  • Advised a Private Equity Investment company on an email phishing scheme
  • Representing a logistics company on a Department of Labor Investigation 
  • Representing a Chinese Real Estate Investment company on a corporate investigation in the United States based on employee embezzlement 
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