Gibson Dunn Adds Former Federal Prosecutor to Los Angeles Office

January 30, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Eric D. Vandevelde has joined the Los Angeles office as of counsel.  He joins the firm’s Information Technology and Data Privacy and White Collar Defense and Investigations practice groups.

Vandevelde joins the firm from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.  He most recently served as the Deputy Chief of the Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section.  In that role, he supervised a team of attorneys responsible for prosecuting cyber and intellectual property crimes, including computer hacking and fraud, theft of trade secrets, and trademark and copyright infringement.  During his six-year tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Vandevelde served as lead prosecutor on a number of cyber crime investigations, including cases involving corporate espionage, botnets, denial of service and SQL-injection attacks, and online identity theft and financial fraud.  He also tried to successful jury verdicts a wide variety of white collar cases, including cases involving Ponzi schemes, bribery, trademark infringement, tax fraud, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, and money laundering.

Vandevelde graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2005.  He served as a law clerk to Judge A. Howard Matz of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California from 2005 to 2006.