Paul Connolly is a director



Associate Managing Director

Paul Connolly is an associate managing director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, based in San Francisco. Specializing in cyber crime investigations and digital forensics, Paul oversees projects that include a full suite of end-to-end digital forensic and data analytics solutions. These include data collection, consulting and case management, data breach incident response and forensic investigations of breaches of internet of things (IoT) devices.

Paul assists private equity funds and acquiring companies in conducting information technology due diligence investigations of potential acquisition targets, and assists technology companies in developing models to determine the value of software platforms. In addition, he delivers expert testimony on cases involving software disputes, theft of trade secrets and other matters related to intellectual property litigation. 

Prior to Kroll, Paul spent six years as a Staff Attorney for Cleary Gottlieb based in New York, leading teams in document review and federal, state and cross-border regulatory investigations. During this time, he also served in the firm’s Hong Kong office, where he launched a successful litigation support practice for Cleary focused on LIBOR-related investigations and federal antitrust litigation in Asia. 

Paul frequently presents on the topics of litigation support, the emerging importance of data analytics and the nuances of digital information.


  • "Protecting Against Attacks from the Internet of Things,” Hong Kong Lawyer Magazine, January 2017 (


Selected Media Appearances and Speaking Engagements
  • “Managing Data Retention and Disposal in the Big Data Era,”, Live Webcast, The Knowledge Group


Education & Certifications
  • J.D., Boston College
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, College of the Holy Cross

Cyber Risk

Incident response, digital forensics, breach notification, managed detection services, penetration testing, cyber assessments and advisory.

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