Jud Welle is a Managing Director with Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company, a specialized risk management firm built to help clients solve the complex challenges prevalent in today’s digital, connected, and regulated business world. At Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Welle supervises incident response, proactive cybersecurity services, complex digital forensics, due diligence, and eDiscovery matters.
Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Welle served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey in Newark. During a 12-year tenure as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Welle investigated and prosecuted federal crimes, including computer hacking, fraud, intellectual property theft, money laundering, terrorism, export-control violations, public corruption, and international narcotics trafficking. He also led the Office’s efforts to combat computer hacking and data theft by nation states, criminal networks, and insider threats in the roles of Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator, and National Security Cyber Specialist.
From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Welle was an associate in the litigation department of Dewey Ballantine LLP in New York City. Prior to that he served as a law clerk to the Honorable John W. Bissell, Chief District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Mr. Welle earned his J.D. from William and Mary Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review (Class of 2000). He graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology (Class of 1996).
Mr. Welle is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.