Joseph Moreno is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2). Prior to joining NS2, he was a Global Litigation partner with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in the firm’s New York and Washington DC offices. With over twenty years of experience advising clients in the defense, technology, cybersecurity and financial services sectors on complex litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, Joseph is an internationally recognized practitioner and has frequently appeared on BBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other networks to comment on national security and law enforcement topics.
Before private practice, Joseph served as a federal prosecutor at the United States Department of Justice in the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section, where he investigated and prosecuted international money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes. He was also appointed a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia where he prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases and successfully argued before the Fourth Circuit. In 2014, Joseph was appointed as a consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he served on the staff of the FBI’s 9/11 Review Commission. He has also testified before Congress on matters involving lone wolf terrorist financing.
A decorated combat veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, Joseph is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve and has served on active duty in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 2004 he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq. Joseph is a recognized expert in the area of international and operational law, and currently serves at the Army Office of General Counsel at the Pentagon.
Joseph earned his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University, his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from St. John’s University Peter J. Tobin College of Business. He is a member of the bars of New York, Virginia, and Washington DC, and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. Joseph is also a certified public accountant (CPA). Originally from New York, Joseph currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and eight children.