We are delighted to announce that attorney Adam Elewa has joined the Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma as an associate. Mr. Elewa is a graduate of Fordham Law School. His career has focused on defending against accusations of technology- and computer-related crimes including charges of computer hacking, child pornography and wire fraud. He has represented clients in the First, Second, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits.
“Technology affects virtually every case we defend,” said principal attorney Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma. “Adam’s experience expands our capacity to fight the most difficult, sophisticated cases involving computers, cell phones, social media and internet communications.”
Over the past two years, Mr. Elewa represented journalist Matthew Keys in connection with his alleged role in defacing the Los Angeles Times website, individuals accused of being associated with Anonymous (the “hacktivist” collective), and an information technology professional accused of damaging his employer’s computer network.
In 2016, Mr. Elewa assisted in opposing the extradition of alleged computer hacker Lauri Love from the United Kingdom to face charges for intrusions into various government computers operated by the Federal Reserve, the FBI, and the Department of Defense.
Mr. Elewa has defended individuals in civil cases alleging fraud, trade secret theft, breach of contract, and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations. He represented a former banker in the criminal prosecution for manipulating the LIBOR interest rate benchmark.
Prior to joining the Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma, Mr. Elewa was a fellow with ZwillGen PLLC, an information security and privacy firm defending Apple in their legal battle with the Department of Justice over iPhone encryption. He was an associate at Tor Ekeland P.C. until last year.