Scott Weber is a Stroz Friedberg Managing Director based in the New York office. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the firm’s technology and advisory services involving the application of advanced psycholinguistic algorithms to big data. In this capacity, Mr. Weber assists clients in extracting value through predictive analytics, natural language processing, social media exploitation and business intelligence for myriad purposes, including, augmenting investigations with insightful information, proactively helping organizations better detect, prevent, manage and mitigate insider threats and security risks, and providing insight into organizational health and other human resources related issues.
Mr. Weber brings an impressive history of high-level legal, business and government experience. Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, he served in a leadership role at a prominent big data predictive analytics company and served as President of that company’s wholly owned subsidiary, which specialized in providing solutions and services (classified and non-classified) to federal, state and local government clients, as well as commercial security professionals. Mr. Weber established the open source intelligence business where he formed multidisciplinary teams of scientists, software engineers and technical consultants to devise unique client offerings for government and commercial clients. He championed the development, productization, and go-to-market strategies for several advanced technology solutions.
Mr. Weber practiced law for twenty-one years and held prominent partner roles at two top-ranked international law firms, successfully leading complex litigation and compliance matters ranging from cases of white collar crime to internal investigations. Notably, Mr. Weber also served as Senior Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Weber is well-respected for his pro bono background, having served at different times as Special Counsel both to the New Jersey Office of the Child Advocate, and to the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee. He also served on a New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Panel for Police Standards. After Mr. Weber’s four years as a member of the District Ethics Committee for the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Ethics, he was later appointed to Chair that committee.
Mr. Weber has frequently appeared on Fox News, CNBC, CNN, BBC Television, and other broadcast outlets as an expert on cyber and national security issues. He has also been a contributing author to several leading business and legal publications.
Mr. Weber is currently a Senior Advisor at The Chertoff Group, LLC, and he maintains active security clearances.