Thomas Sadaka Relying on skills developed through years of litigation experience. 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, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations and Florida's Computer Crime Act. 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. Tom also 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 matters related to electronically stored information. Tom further focuses his practice on corporate compliance, technology related critical incident response, document retention, privacy and use policy review and implementation, subpoena and legal process compliance, and defense litigation involving business and technology crimes. Tom is a frequent lecturer on Information Security, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA and GLB compliance with a special focus on electronically stored records as well as on business continuity and disaster planning and recovery. Mr. Sadaka is a faculty member of the National Judicial College where he teaches state and federal judiciary on matters related computer search and seizure, electronic data recovery and eDiscovery matters. Tom was previously Special Counsel for Computer Crimes and Prosecutions in the Florida Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution and oversaw all criminal prosecution and investigation of computer and 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, for many years, been an active lecturer and instructor on many aspects of computer, high technology crimes and identity theft to diverse audiences across the nation. 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 provides frequent testimony before the Florida Legislature and has on multiple occasions provided expert testimony in court proceedings on electronic intercept laws, electronic data storage and recovery, and general technology matters. Tom 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, white collar, and environmental crimes.
Tom'sprofessional 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, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions. Best Lawyers in Orlando for Technology Law, 2011 and 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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I have known Tom Sadaka for a number of years, and have always been favorably impressed by both his knowledge of the law and technology. He has always been a leading voice in the relatively elite Florida community of intellectual property attorneys, and I have always found him to be a helpful colleague whose standards of professionalism are of the highest calibre.
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I endorse this lawyer. Tom's remarkable intelligence and wide ranging knowledge and experience set him apart from most attorneys who cannot typically match his versatility. From complex criminal matters to complex civil litigation, Tom's span of knowledge seems endless. I would highly recommend him to those nearest to me.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1992||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Technology Law||Best Lawyers||2016|
|Technology Law||Best Lawyers||2015|
|Technology Law||Best Lawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyers in America||Wall Street Journal||2013|
|Technology Law||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Technology Law||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Technology Law||Best Lawyers in Orlando||2012|
|Technology Law||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Technology Law||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Technology Law||Best Lawyers in America||2009|
|Of Counsel||Berger Singeraman||2004 - 2008|
|Special Counsel for Computer Crime Prosecution||Attorney General of Florida||1997 - 2004|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney, 7th Judicial Circuit||1992 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Kansas City BBQ Society||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida BBQ Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Intellectual Property Law Section||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee||N/A||2000 - Present|
|National Center for Forensic Science||Digital Evidence Planning Panel||1999 - Present|
|US Secret Service High Tech Crimes Working Group||Member||1998 - Present|
|International Journal of Digital Evidence||Editorial Board||1998 - Present|
|Florida Association of Computer Crimes Investigators||Legal Advisor||1998 - Present|
|Florida Bar Computer Law Committee||Past President||1997 - Present|
|Federal Computer Investigators Committee||Member||1997 - Present|
|National Cybercrime Training Partnership||Best Practices for Seizing Electronic Evidence||2010|
|Aspatore||Inside the Minds:Strategies for Prosecuting Internet Pornography Cases||2009|
|National Cybercrime Training Partnership||Prosecuting Cases That Involve Computers.||2001|
|Florida Legislature||Creating a Fraud Resistant Driver License and Identification Card||2001|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Tax||LL.M - Master of Laws||1992|
|St. Thomas University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Florida State University||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|National Judicial College||4th Amendment application to emerging technologies||2008|