Wed, Nov 15, 2017

John Bass Joins Duff & Phelps' Legal Management Consulting

NEW YORK – Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced that John Bass, a former operational executive for the Central Intelligence Agency’s National Clandestine Service, has joined the firm’s Legal Management Consulting Practice as a director. Bass brings over 27 years of experience in international affairs, including specific expertise in risk management, cybersecurity and insider threats. He will be based in the firm’s Washington D.C. office and will focus on leveraging his considerable network to expand Duff & Phelps’ global data risk and dispute advisory capabilities.

Hassan El Asraoui, Managing Director and Global Head of the Legal Management Consulting Group at Duff & Phelps, commented, “The stakes have never been higher for enterprises confronting cyber incidents and John is uniquely-positioned to offer expert counsel accordingly.  His data security knowledge, prior engagement with top security officials and operational expertise brings a unique skillset to our group, and we look forward to working with him on cybersecurity and data risk initiatives.”

Previously in the Clandestine Service, Bass served as the Senior CIA Representative to the FBI for Counterterrorism, where he managed the evolving CIA-FBI relationship on counterterrorism. He advised the senior most CIA Counterterrorism and FBI leadership on operational issues and domestic and international legal complexities around privacy and information sharing. Earlier in his career, Bass held the role of CIA Chief of Base in an active warzone, where he was responsible for intelligence collection, counterintelligence efforts, cybersecurity, physical and human capital security and covert action activities.

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