Ken Mendelson is an experienced consulting executive with more than 25 years of experience at the intersection of law, information technology and public policy. He excels at leading teams of technical professionals that produce high-quality results for clients facing legal, regulatory and media scrutiny.
Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions, Mr. Mendelson operated his own consulting firm, where he provided specialized services related to cyber security/incident response, electronic discovery, digital forensics and investigations with an emphasis on transactions coming before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and Team Telecom.
Mr. Mendelson spent much of his career at Stroz Friedberg, where he began as a deputy general counsel and later became managing director. While there, he originated and managed consulting engagements involving incident response, cyber security assessment, digital forensics, electronic discovery, investigations, and intellectual-property-related services. He also initiated and established a practice group that focused on CFIUS, Team Telecom compliance, mitigation, monitoring and auditing matters.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Mendelson served as investigative counsel on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, where he conducted intensive private sector-oversight investigation into matters relating to POW/MIA organizations, including the dissemination of false and misleading information, and fraudulent fundraising. He was also counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, where he advised Chairman Jack Brooks on a wide range of legal and policy issues, including digital telephony, computer security, encryption, and new technologies.
Mr. Mendelson holds two patents for computer program products that detect access to a memory device.