James Aquilina joins Nardello & Co.'s advisory board

06 October 2023 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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James Aquilina has joined the advisory board of Nardello & Co., a global investigations consultancy.

Based in Los Angeles, Aquilina brings extensive experience in business leadership, digital investigations, and cybersecurity. He is currently an advisory board member at cybersecurity firm BlueVoyant and healthcare CX software firm League. Aquilina is also on the board of governors of The Advanced Imaging Society.

Until 2019, he was president of Stroz Friedberg, a technical and security consulting firm that was acquired by Aon in 2016. He co-founded the consultancy in 2006 with other former federal law enforcement officers and grew it into a 550-person firm.

Before Stroz Friedberg, Aquilina spent nearly a decade as an assistant US attorney in the Central District of California, where he led significant cybercrime prosecutions and investigations, and served as chair of the computer intrusion working group. He also helped establish and run the legal section of the FBI’s emergency operations center in the aftermath of 9/11.

James Aquilina joins Nardello & Co.'s advisory board

Earlier in his career, Aquilina was an associate at Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe LLP, where he focused on defense work in white collar criminal investigations and proceedings.

He has a juris doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

“Our Advisory Board has been a key asset to our firm since its inception, and James brings exceptional expertise in leading increasingly sophisticated cyber matters with national and global ramifications,” said Dan Nardello, chairman and CEO of Nardello & Co.

The consultancy was founded in 2003 and provides services in anti-fraud and corruption investigations, due diligence, litigation and arbitration support, compliance, and political risk and strategic intelligence, among other areas. Nardello & Co. works with law firms, financial institutions, large corporations, NGOs, governments, academic institutions, and family offices.

The New York-headquartered firm last year opened a Los Angeles office. It also has locations in Washington, DC, London, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong.