Allen O'Rourke

Attorney, Litigation and Cybersecurity Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP

Allen O’Rourke is an attorney at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, who helps clients affected by data breaches and cyberattacks. Working with clients’ legal and information security teams, Allen investigates cybersecurity incidents, coordinates the remediation of breaches, interfaces with law enforcement as needed, and ensures compliance with applicable data breach laws and regulations. He also handles government investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, consumer class actions, and other cybersecurity litigation. He also provides counsel on active network defense, electronic evidence gathering, and related legal issues. Prior to joining Womble Carlyle, Allen was a Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where he conducted numerous investigations into corporate data breaches, business email compromise schemes, “dark web” criminal forums, money laundering using Bitcoin, terrorist use of the Internet, and other cybercrime. He received two Special Achievement awards for his work to combat cybercrime. Before becoming a prosecutor, Allen clerked for Judge Anita Brody on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and for Judge Allyson Duncan on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 2008.


Panel: Before During and After the Breach

This panel will provide perspectives and suggestions based on panelists’ experience and efforts to deal with cybersecurity breaches of organizations.   Are there efforts organizations should undertake before, during and after a breach.  What are some specifics requirements for organizations and pitfalls to avoid.


Roger Callahan, Managing Director, Information Assurance Advisory, LLC


Leonard Bailey, U.S. Department of Justice

Allen O’Rourke, Womble Carlyle

Megan Stifel, Silicon Harbor Consultants, LLC