Vincent Vitkowsky

Vince Vitkowsky is an attorney in New York. He focuses on cyber risks, liabilities, litigation, and insurance, and the intersection of insurance and national security. This includes the creation and interpretation of war and state-sponsored cyber operation exclusions in the U.S. and London markets, and the substantive and insurance aspects of collateral damage from widespread or systemic risks, ransomware attacks, network attacks, system failures, online privacy breaches, cybercrime, and matters with OFAC implications.

Vince has written and spoken extensively to industry, legal, and public policy groups on subjects such as the development of customary international law and the use of force in counterterrorism. In recent years, he has focused on cyberwar, international cyber exploits, the activities of patriotic citizen hacking groups and other non-state actors, and the applicability of the Law of Armed Conflict to cyberattacks. Some subjects include: War, Terrorism, and Hacktivism under Cyber Insurance Policies; Will Emerging Weapons Change the Law of War?; The LMA War, Cyber War and Cyber Operation Exclusions; The Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Worldwide Cyberattacks, and War Exclusions; and Artificial Intelligence, Legal Liability, and Insurance. He is a co-author of the NSI’s Law and Policy Paper on Responding to China at the United Nations.

Vince served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society’s International and National Security Law Practice Group for over 10 years. He has been an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Law and Counterterrorism of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Vince also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.