Rico Falsone is a seasoned attorney with a focus on cybersecurity and data governance. He offers tailored risk management solutions to businesses and law firms aimed at strengthening their overall security landscape. As a trilingual security expert, Rico has demonstrated exceptional leadership, steering high-profile teams in domains such as cybersecurity, supply chain security, insider risks, internal investigations, business continuity, crisis management, and incident response.
Rico excels in designing and implementing cybersecurity and data governance compliance solutions globally. He promptly responds to the ever-expanding needs of his clientele, delivering scalable outcomes that resonate with the dynamic landscape of international privacy and security laws. He collaborates cross-functionally with a multitude of stakeholders to navigate the complexities of these laws.
Rico’s experience extends to the harmonization of technology and law to mitigate data-driven risks. His analytical approach, coupled with a collaborative style, has proven effective in achieving cyber transformation at the board level.
A distinctive aspect of Rico’s practice is his innovative tabletop exercises, which are uniquely based on real-life scenarios, threat intelligence, and the identified vulnerabilities within the client’s industry. This has led to him to become a highly sought-after incident response preparedness advisor for numerous global organizations.
Before transitioning to private practice, Rico served at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as an attorney and supervisory special agent for over 20 years. His responsibilities included acting as deputy chief counsel to the director of the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center, where he managed a team of legal professionals addressing issues ranging from the terrorist watchlist, national security law and policy, to privacy, civil liberties, and legislative matters. Additionally, Rico served as assistant legal attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, where he managed the FBI’s Cyber and Counterintelligence programs in France and Monaco.
Rico also has extensive experience in sanctions compliance and the creation of risk management policies for the U.S. Intelligence Community, focusing on the risks posed by foreign entities compromising digital supply chains in the government and private sectors. Rico brings a robust blend of knowledge and practical skills to the cybersecurity and privacy law field.