John Ansbach serves as a Vice President of Engagement Management in Stroz Friedberg’s Dallas office. In support of his clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, law firms, federal, state and local entities and foundations, John provides proactive cybersecurity risk mitigation services. He also supports his clients in responding to information security incidents, directing and managing digital forensic investigations, and in handling electronic discovery matters overseeing data collection and processing projects.
John is a 21-year litigator turned in-house lawyer. He has more than 10 years of litigation experience and another 10 years of experience serving as a Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel to companies with national and international footprints. Immediately prior to joining Stroz, John served as General Counsel for a global technology systems integrator that supported commercial enterprises with cybersecurity, cloud, unified communication and networking, storage and compute solutions. In that capacity, John was responsible for all the legal affairs of the company, as well as the company’s information security; international operations and compliance; and, internal audit functions. He developed and implemented the company’s first formal internal information security program, developing a team and implementing technical and non-technical safeguards, processes and controls to help keep the company, its employees and customers secure.
John is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to cybersecurity, big data, electronically stored information (ESI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud. He has authored articles for Law Technology News; the Association of Corporate Counsel; the American Law Institute; the Texas Lawyer; Corporate Counsel magazine; and, The Texas Lawbook. John serves on the cybersecurity advisory board of Southern Methodist University, and is a member of the local chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
John is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. private sector (CIPP/US). He is also a cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics. He earned his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin.