Tor Ekeland is a federal criminal white collar defense lawyer. At Tor Ekeland, P.C., he focuses on federal white collar criminal defense and individuals charged under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and other computer crime laws. Based in New York City, he practices nationally.
Mr. Ekeland deals regularly with the United States Department of Justice, the FBI, and United States Attorneys offices nationally. His high profile cases include the appeal and eventual reversal of the conviction of Andrew ‘Weev’ Auernheimer, who was convicted of hacking into an AT&T database and originally sentenced to 41 months in federal prison. Mr. Ekeland also represented one of the U.K. investment bankers charged in the Southern District of New York with wire fraud for their manipulation of the benchmark LIBOR interest rate. For a client in Texas he successfully negotiated a 44 Felony Count Indictment down to a single misdemeanor plea. Throughout his career, Mr. Ekeland has also handled cases involving SEC investigations, major U.S. investment banks, one of the Big Four accounting firms, and death row inmates.
Mr. Ekeland counsels hedge funds, companies, and individuals on compliance with United States computer laws.
Mr. Ekeland is admitted to practice before: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 9th Circuits; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York; the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas; and New York State.
Both the national and international press regularly interview Mr. Ekeland regarding computer law. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, MSNBC,Forbes, Rolling Stone, the BBC, Wired, the Guardian, and The Times of London, to name a few, have all published Mr. Ekeland’s comments on computer law. He has appeared on the BBC, CNN International, HuffPost Live and other media venues discussing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and computer law.
Prior to starting his own law firm, he was a litigation associate in Sidley Austin's New York Office from 2006-2011.
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Last Updated: 3/29/2017