Alex J. Urbelis

Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP
New York, NY

Alexander Urbelis is Senior Counsel for cybersecurity with Crowell & Moring LLP.  Bridging the gap between legal and technical services, Alex is also the sole architect of an award-winning DNS monitoring and cyber threat intelligence platform, designed to identify hallmarks of impending cyberattacks, cybersquatting, counterfeiting, and other malicious activities.  Making international news in March 2020, through his intelligence platform, Alex detected and helped to neutralize a state-sponsored intrusion attempt on the World Health Organization.


Alex previously served as the Chief Information Security Officer of the National Football League, overseeing cyber risk and the NFL’s worldwide information security strategy.  In addition, working out of London, Geneva, and New York, Alex also served as the Chief Compliance Officer of Richemont, one of the world’s largest luxury conglomerates. Alex has additional experience as an appellate lawyer addressing national security and constitutional issues, and his federal service includes positions within the Office of General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency and the US Army JAG Corps.


Alex believes in a multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity and the law and regularly counsels companies on hybrid technical and legal measures to deflect and deter cyber incidents, matters of information security governance, threat intelligence, and responding to attacks from sophisticated cyber adversaries.