Alex J. Urbelis
Alexander Urbelis a Partner with Blackstone Law Group where he also is the principal architect of the firm's unique DNS monitoring and intelligence platform, designed to identify hallmarks of impending attacks, cybersquatters, counterfeiters, and other malicious actors. He previously served as the Chief Information Security Officer of the National Football League, overseeing cyber risk and the NFL’s worldwide information security strategy. He previously served as the Chief Compliance Officer of one of the world’s largest luxury conglomerates, handling all aspects of worldwide legal compliance, including anti-bribery and anti-corruption efforts, whistle-blowing matters, and corporate social responsibility standards. He has additional experience as an appellate lawyer, and has notably worked for the Office of General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency and the US Army JAG Corps.
Alex is regularly called upon by the media to opine on matters both legal and technical, and his published writings range from scholarly works, to bar journals, to op-editorials for CNN and The Intercept. Alex is a correspondent for the Oxford Martin Cybersecurity Capacity Portal, a pioneering and interdisciplinary research center of the University of Oxford, and also a producer for the weekly radio show and podcast, Off The Hook, broadcast on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York. He holds a J.D. from Vermont Law School, a B.C.L from Oxford University, and a B.A. from Stony Brook University.