SOURCE: Stroz Friedberg LLC

July 16, 2012 08:00 ET

Stroz Friedberg Unveils New Chicago Office and Leadership

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 16, 2012) - U.S. Attorney's Office Criminal Chief David Glockner and Baxter International Senior Counsel Joseph Alesia Join Stroz Friedberg as Managing Directors; New Office Enhances Global Footprint and Expands Presence in Growing Midwest "Tech Corridor"

Stroz Friedberg LLC, a global digital risk management and investigations firm, announced the opening of a new office in Chicago; expanding the firm's global presence to 10 locations. David Glockner, former Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO), Northern District of Illinois who will lead the office, and Joseph Alesia, who served as Senior Counsel -- Ethics & Compliance at Baxter International, join Stroz Friedberg as Managing Directors.

"As a global economic leader and technology hub, Chicago is an important growth market for Stroz Friedberg as corporations evolve their businesses in an ever-changing digital world," said Eric Friedberg, Co-President of Stroz Friedberg. "David and Joseph's leadership and experience working with the local business and law enforcement communities will bring efficiencies to the market for Stroz Friedberg and provide an entry point to educate corporate boards about the realities and complexities of conducting business in today's digital environment."

Prior to his role as Chief of the Criminal Division, Mr. Glockner served as lead prosecutor for a wide range of investigations and prosecutions, including significant financial institution fraud, securities fraud, public corruption, labor racketeering and narcotics trafficking cases. He has been a leader in the USAO's computer and intellectual property crime program since early 1990s, training prosecutors and agents on computer and intellectual property crime matters and served as co-chair of NDIL district court's criminal e-discovery committee. Mr. Glockner actively participated as supervisor in nearly all of USAO's major prosecutions since 2001 (including series of nationally prominent public corruption cases), helping to make significant charging, legal, and trial strategy decisions. Mr. Glockner received his J.D. degree from Stanford University Law School, and his A.B. degree from the University of Chicago.

At Baxter International, Mr. Alesia managed the company's global internal investigations program to insure compliance with healthcare fraud and abuse laws as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. For more than seven years, Mr. Alesia was with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois, holding positions of increasing authority culminating with his appointment as Deputy Supervisor -- Narcotics & Gangs Section in 2007. In this position, he supervised eight Assistant United States Attorneys and led investigations of international narcotics trafficking and criminal activity committed by members of structured street gangs, as well as reviewed white collar, export control, bank robbery and public corruption cases. In addition, Mr. Alesia has worked for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office as Deputy Supervisor, Gang Crimes Unit. He is currently a Lecture in Law at The University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Alesia received his J.D. degree from DePaul University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, from Valparaiso University.

About Stroz Friedberg, LLC
Stroz Friedberg is a global consulting and technology firm specializing in digital risk management and investigations. The firm delivers services and expertise in the areas of digital forensics, business intelligence and investigations, cyber-crime and data breach response, security risk consulting, and electronic discovery. Working at the intersection of technology, law, policy and behavioral science, the company provides technical assistance and strategic advice to help its clients manage the inherent risks and responsibilities of doing business in a digital era. Learn more about the firm's capabilities and experience at www.strozfriedberg.com.

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