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Thomas Sadaka is a partner with NeJame Law. Tom is first and foremost a trial attorney. Relying on skills developed through years of litigation experience, Tom assists clients and outside law firms in implementing technologies and strategies for successfully managing large-scale litigation matters, with an emphasis on electronic discovery and electronically stored information ("ESI"). Tom focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, technology related law, intellectual property law and Internet based defamation. Tom has represented corporate and individual clients in grand jury investigations, before regulatory licensing boards, in defense of agency enforcement actions, civil and criminal theft of trade secrets, criminal and civil RICO and fraud cases. He has also conducted internal investigations for public and private entities. Tom is also available to consult in matters related to corporate compliance, technology related critical incident response, disaster planning and recovery, document retention, privacy and use policy review and implementation, Internet related subpoena and legal process compliance, and defense litigation involving business and technology crimes.
Thomas Sadaka is a frequent lecturer to diverse audiences throughout the United States on Information Security, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Electronic Communication Privacy Act, Electronic Intercept laws, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA and GLB compliance with a special focus on electronically stored records. Additionally, Tom is a faculty member of the National Judicial College where he teaches state and federal judiciary on matters related to computer search and seizure, electronic data recovery and eDiscovery matters. Tom is a frequent instructor for the National Association of Attorney's General and the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law.
Tom was previously Special Counsel for Computer Crimes and Identity Theft Prosecutions in the Florida Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution and oversaw all criminal prosecution and investigation of computer, Internet related crimes and identity theft cases handled by the office. Tom served as the National Association of Attorneys General computer crime contact; and the Department of Justice 24/7 computer crime prosecution contact. Tom has provided testimony before the United States Congress on Social Security Number misuse by terrorists and identity thieves, serves on a Congressional Task Force on Social Security Number Misuse, and provided frequent testimony before the Florida Legislature. Tom has, on multiple occasions, provided expert testimony in court proceedings on electronic intercept laws, electronic data storage and recovery, and general technology matters. Thomas Sadaka previously served the state of Florida from 1993 to 1997 as an Assistant State Attorney in the 7th Judicial Circuit where he handled felony criminal prosecutions with an emphasis on economic and environmental crimes prosecution.
Tom's professional activities include the following:
Adjunct Professor, University of Central Florida, Master's Program in Computer Forensics; National Judicial College, faculty; Co-developer of National Cybercrime Training Partnership's Training CD Prosecuting Cases That Involve Computers.; Co-developer of National Cybercrime Training Partnership's booklet Best Practices for Seizing Electronic Evidence.; Author of Fl. Legislative Report, Creating a Fraud Resistant Driver License and Identification Card; US Secret Service High Tech Crimes Working Group; Florida Legislative Working Group Protecting Children Online; Federal Computer Investigators Committee; Law Enforcement Electronic Technical Advisement Committee; Former member of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, Education Committee. Legal Advisor to the Florida Association of Computer Crimes Investigators; National Center for Forensic Science, Digital Evidence Planning Panel; Past Chair of the Florida Bar Computer Law Committee; Intellectual Property Law Committee, Appointed member of the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee; International Journal of Digital Evidence, Editorial Board; Lecturer for the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Governor's Association, the National Judicial College, the National Council of State Legislatures, the National White Collar Crime Center, the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law and the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association on technology related issues. Author of Inside the Minds:Strategies for Prosecuting Internet Pornography Cases, Aspatore, 2009, Author of numerous articles on eDiscovery and electronic data preservation. Best Lawyers in America - Technology Law 2007 - 2012 editions. Best Lawyers in Orlando for Technology Law, 2011 and 2012. Named to Orlando Magazine's Best Practitioners 2011 - 2012.
Tom was awarded a B.A. in Philosophy from Florida State University in 1988, a JD from St. Thomas University in 1991, and an LL. M. (in Taxation) from the University of Florida in 1992.
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