Mr. Pinson serves as a trusted advisor to clients dealing with difficult cyber security, risk and investigatory issues. He brings 19 years of professional-service experience, including strategic and subject-matter expertise, to network and enterprise security, network intrusion, data breach and theft, digital and mobile-device forensics, internal investigations, insider threats, SCADA/ICS, PCI, big data problems and analytics, trade-secret and identity theft, cybercrime, privacy, embezzlement, and fraudulent-financial-transaction matters. He regularly services a broad client base that includes boards, companies, and lawyers. Clients leverage his experience and knowledge to better manage information and physical security risks, network intrusions and data compromise, internal and external fraud and misconduct, investigations, compliance and due diligence, plus the challenges of handling electronically stored information and big data. He is experienced providing board-advisory, governance, and strategic-leadership services related to risk, compliance, investigatory, technical, and security issues. Mr. Pinson also researches, writes, and is a sought-after speaker on cyber security, security in the energy industry, emerging technologies, Blockchain, virtual currencies, encryption, e-commerce, and alternative payment options. Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Chad was a partner at Baker Botts LLP with a national litigation practice and appearances in federal or state courts in 25 different states and multiple arbitration forums. His law practice focused on data security, privacy, data access, and data theft matters. He received special acknowledgement in 2012, appearing in the Best Lawyers in America list. From 2004-2011, he was continuously recognized by Law & Politics as a “Texas Rising Star.” Mr. Pinson is the Former Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Privacy & Data Security Committee. Chad Pinson received his B.B.A. in Finance with honors from the University of Texas and his J.D. with honors from Duke Law School.