Chad Pinson, Executive Managing Director and Head of Stroz Friedberg’s Dallas office, serves as a trusted advisor to corporate, law firm, and individual clients in civil, internal corporate, board advisory, regulatory, and criminal matters. Mr. Pinson brings over 17 years of legal and investigatory experience, along with subject matter expertise related to data breach, data theft, data security, risk management, identity theft, infringement and trade secret theft, cybercrime, privacy, embezzlement, and other fraudulent financial transactions. Clients leverage his invaluable experience and knowledge to better manage information and physical security risks, internal and external fraud and misconduct, compliance, and due diligence, plus the challenges of handling electronically stored information and big data.
Mr. Pinson also regularly works, conducts research, writes, speaks, and participates in thought leadership on energy industry security and risk management, SCADA/ICS networks, gaming security, insider threat detection, and virtual currencies.
Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Pinson was a partner at Baker Botts LLP in Dallas where he developed a national practice litigating and advising clients in privacy, data security, data breach, data access, identity theft, e-commerce, class action, class arbitration, consumer, credit, deceptive trade practices, fraud, and banking and financial transaction matters. Mr. Pinson handled a variety of complex matters in courts across the country, appearing in federal or state courts in 25 different states, as well as multiple arbitration forums. During that time, he was licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and was also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Sixth, and Tenth Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Southern, and Northern Districts of Texas, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Mr. Pinson received special acknowledgement in 2012, appearing in the Best Lawyers in America list. From 2004-2011, he was continuously recognized by Law & Politics as a “Texas Rising Star.”
Mr. Pinson is the Former Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Privacy & Data Security Committee. As a thought leader, he regularly speaks and publishes on privacy, data breach, cyber security, and class actions.