Andreas Kaltsounis is a Vice President based in Stroz Friedberg’s Seattle office. Leveraging his seasoned investigative, technical, and legal experience, Mr. Kaltsounis offers skilled advice and technical oversight related to data breaches and cybercrime, network and data security, internal investigations, and computer forensics.
Prior to Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Kaltsounis was a special agent with the Department of Defense Inspector General’s National Cyber Field Office and the Seattle FBI’s Cyber Task Force, responsible for investigating cybercrimes originating from malicious insiders, organized criminal groups, and advanced persistent threats. Mr. Kaltsounis also served on a federal identity-theft working group that focused on tackling the challenges of organized rings, phishing, computer-aided forgeries, credit-card skimming, and malicious insiders. His distinguished work and perseverance in securing the convictions of ten defendants in an organized identity-theft scheme was recognized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Mr. Kaltsounis also brings extensive know-how in investigating traditional criminal, civil, and regulatory violations. Throughout his career he has led inquiries into serious violent crimes, forgeries, embezzlements, healthcare and procurement fraud, conflicts of interest, money laundering, and violations of the Civil False Claims Act, resulting in successful federal and state prosecutions. In one notable matter, Mr. Kaltsounis directed a complex healthcare-fraud and international money-laundering investigation during which he extracted key data from a defendant physician’s medical billing system, built a custom database to analyze the defendant’s drug inventory and usage, and traced the defendant’s assets through a series of intermediary accounts and shell organizations. Ultimately, his testimony supported contested pre-judgment garnishments and asset forfeitures that recovered over $3 million in stolen and laundered government funds.
Mr. Kaltsounis is a professionally trained digital forensics examiner with over 10 years of experience acquiring and analyzing data from stand-alone systems and networked corporate environments. His expertise includes the meticulous collection and review of voluminous data obtained through search warrants, subpoenas, and civil investigative demands.
Mr. Kaltsounis is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and is admitted to the Washington State Bar. He is also a graduate of the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, where he earned the faculty prize among his graduating class for his capstone project evaluating oversight of foreign-intelligence surveillance. He holds a number of technology-related certifications and is credentialed as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).