Gus Coldebella


Gus P. Coldebella serves on the Board of Advisors of the Reiss Center on Law and Security at the NYU School of Law and was a member of the National Law Journal’s inaugural class of “Cybersecurity Trailblazers” in 2015, is a principal at the law firm of Fish & Richardson concentrating on cyber security, litigation, and government investigations. From 2005-2009, he was the Deputy General Counsel, then the acting General Counsel, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, focusing on all major security issues confronting the nation. As the department’s top lawyer, he helped lead implementation of President Bush’s Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, designed to shore up the government’s civilian networks from attack and to promote information sharing and cooperation between the public and private sector. At Fish, he focuses on helping companies plan for and respond to cyber attacks, and as a securities litigator, he is well positioned to advise public companies on SEC disclosures regarding cyber security and board of directors’ corporate governance responsibilities to oversee and manage this important enterprise risk. His practice also spans complex business litigation, securities and corporate governance litigation, governmental and internal investigations, advice on national and homeland security laws, and crisis management. Gus is a graduate of Colgate University, where he currently serves as audit committee chair on its Board of Trustees, and he received his J.D. magna cum laude from Cornell.