Andrew C. DeVore
Andrew C. DeVore
Andrew C. DeVore
Andrew DeVore retired from DeVore & DeMarco LLP in 2010 to become Vice President, Legal and Regulatory in the legal department at Amazon.com, Inc.
focused intensively on effectively managing the risks associated with e-commerce in private practice, and formed DeVore & DeMarco LLP
in order to build a boutique law firm concentrating specifically on new technology investigations, counseling, and litigation.
At DeVore & DeMarco he
assisted clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to start ups on a wide range of issues at the leading edge of law and new technology.
Those issues included intellectual property counseling and litigation; information security and privacy; responding to hacking, digital piracy, theft of trade secrets, and other on-line malfeasance through proactive Internet investigations, litigation, and law-enforcement referrals; and the legal and policy issues surrounding behavioral targeting, social networking, and other "Web 2.0" business initiatives.
Mr. DeVore previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where in 2001 he co-founded the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property ("CHIPs") Unit.
In that capacity he
conducted and oversaw the investigation and prosecution of sophisticated Internet and computer crimes such as computer hacking and sabotage, theft of trade secrets, copyright and trademark infringement, and various forms of on-line fraud.
developed deep expertise in both the wide range of criminal activity involving computers and the Internet and the US laws that govern the investigation and prosecution of such crimes.
also supervised and worked closely with agents of the FBI
, Secret Service
, Postal Inspection Service
, and other federal and state agencies to investigate and prosecute such crimes, and provided crisis response, legal, and investigative expertise in support of the work of the New York Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force
in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Mr. DeVore served an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School from 2003 through 2009, where he taught the Internet and Computer Crimes seminar.
has spoken regularly on emerging issues in e-commerce and Internet law and regulation, and has provided expert commentary in national and international media including CBS News, Fox News, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the BBC
Before founding DeVore & DeMarco Mr. DeVore was a Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, which he joined when his prior firm, intellectual property litigation boutique Parcher, Hayes & Snyder, LLP, merged to become the litigation department of Manatt's New York office.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney's Office Mr. DeVore was an Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, where he divided his time between the intellectual property and white-collar crime groups.
Mr. DeVore served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas C. Platt, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. DeVore was a Legislative Assistant to United States Senator Brock Adams, responsible for energy and defense issues.
Cloud Computing: Privacy Storm on the Horizon, Andrew C. DeVore
, Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology
20, No. 2, 2010.
Prosecution and Defense of Stock Option Backdating Cases, Andrew C. DeVore
and Steven F. Reich, ALM Business Crimes Bulletin, Vol.