Antonia Merzon provides legal and consulting expertise related to security, investigations, and law enforcement, especially as they intersect with the worlds of law, technology, privacy, and fraud. She graduated from Fordham University School of Law and then served as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY), hired by the legendary Robert Morgenthau. During her time at DANY, she founded and led the Identity Theft Unit (since renamed the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau), which investigated and prosecuted cybercrime and virtual currency money laundering – before these areas were in the public awareness – and developed the unit’s digital forensic and investigative capacity.
She recently co-authored Cybercrime Investigations - A Comprehensive Resource for Everyone, a professional reference book designed to encourage more and better cybercrime investigations across all sectors. She also is an expert on a diverse array of investigation and litigation best practices for law enforcement, including the use of body-worn cameras, eyewitness identification, and the electronic recording of custodial interrogations.