John T. Bandler

  • Adjunct Professor


B.A. Hamilton College
J.D. Pace University School of Law

John Bandler is a lawyer, consultant, author, teacher, and speaker who helps organizations and individuals navigate today's risks. His areas of expertise include cybersecurity, cybercrime prevention and investigation, traditional crime, anti-money laundering, anti-fraud, law, criminal justice, and more.

As an adjunct at the Pace University law school, John Bandler teaches about law as it intersects with cybercrime and cybersecurity. This includes the investigation and prosecution of cybercrime, legal and regulatory requirements relating to cybersecurity, and the lawyer’s duty regarding cybersecurity. John also teaches at Pace University's Seidenberg School of CSIS (Computer Science and Information Systems) about cyberlaw and information systems.

John runs a law firm and consulting practice focusing on cybersecurity, cybercrime investigations, traditional investigations, anti-money laundering, anti-fraud, and more. Before joining the private sector, John served in government for over twenty years, first as a state trooper in the New York State Police, gaining a broad array of policing experience and serving in one of the state's busiest stations where the State Police was the community's primary police agency.  He also served as a commissioned officer in the New York Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve. He attended law school at night and then served for thirteen years as a prosecutor at the New York County District Attorney's Office, where he investigated and prosecuted all manners of criminal conduct including street crime, financial fraud, identity theft, money laundering, cybercrime, and the criminal use of virtual currencies.  During the successful investigation and prosecution of an international cybercrime ring, which convicted U.S. based identity thieves as well as international cybercriminals, he gained unique insights into cybercrime, identity theft, payments, and the many investigation and proof issues that arise.

John graduated cum laude from Pace Law School in 2002, where he was a Case Note and Comment Editor of the Pace Law Review and participated in the Prosecutorial Externship Program. Now he serves on the law school’s Criminal Justice Institute Advisory Board. He also holds a B.A. from Hamilton College, with a major in physics and a minor in computer science.

John is the author of two books, numerous articles, and is a frequent speaker. The books are "Cybercrime Investigations: A Comprehensive Resource for Everyone" and “Cybersecurity for the Home and Office: The Lawyer’s Guide to Take Charge of Your Own Information Security”. More about these books and articles is available at: