As a Managing Director in Stroz Friedberg’s Washington, DC office, Kenneth A. Mendelson manages a docket of digital forensics, electronic discovery, and information security assessment engagements. Mr. Mendelson has supervised several multi-terabyte electronic evidence identification, preservation, and production assignments on behalf of Fortune 500 corporations in the context of civil, criminal, and regulatory investigations and proceedings. Mr. Mendelson’s engagements also involve sitting and former members of Congress, foreign and domestic corporations, and individuals facing high-profile government enforcement, criminal, and congressional investigations, as well as civil litigation before state and federal courts.
In these engagements, Mr. Mendelson has managed forensic preservation and analysis of hundreds of computer workstations, and was among the first to employ network-based, enterprise forensic software to preserve corporate file server data. He has also established and maintained computer forensic laboratories at client sites and assisted in the design of database tools to meet specific client requirements. A frequent lecturer on digital forensics, discovery of electronically stored information (ESI), and the impact of the 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Mr. Mendelson has assisted his clients, the Department of Justice, and the courts in crafting protocols and procedures to cost-effectively address these challenges. Mr. Mendelson is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), and a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for PCI Data Security Standard engagements.
Mr. Mendelson has extensive public and private-sector experience in the technical, regulatory, and legal aspects of computer and information security and encryption technologies. He also has expertise in the development and functioning of security software, smart cards, biometrics, cryptography, and middleware for electronic authentication products. For more than eight years, Mr. Mendelson was involved in government relations and legislative initiatives relating to computer security on behalf of several technology companies, and performed all aspects of legal, regulatory, and licensing tasks for advanced technology products.
Prior to his work in the private sector, Mr. Mendelson served as Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary for two years, working on legislative initiatives including the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), asset forfeiture reform, and other criminal justice and technology matters. Mr. Mendelson was also involved in congressional investigations and served as Investigative Counsel to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, where he conducted an intensive oversight investigation into the fraudulent fundraising activities of private sector organizations that was included in the final report of the committee.
Mr. Mendelson previously worked as an associate in the Washington, DC office of Kaye Scholer LLP.
Co-Inventor: Allison, Donald E. and Mendelson, Kenneth A. 2016. System, method, and computer program product for detecting access to a memory device. U.S. Patent 9,336,38, filed: July 30, 2007, and issued May 10, 2016