John Bandler

John Bandler

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Adjunct Lecturer


B.A., Hamilton College, major in Physics, minor in Computer Science

J.D. Pace University School of Law


John Bandler is an Adjunct Lecturer in the John Jay Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management and teaches about private security, cybercrime, and law. He also runs a law firm and consulting practice focusing on cybersecurity, cybercrime investigations, traditional investigations, anti-money laundering, anti-fraud, and more.

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 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 also served as a commissioned officer in the New York Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve.

John holds a B.A. from Hamilton College, with a major in physics and a minor in computer science, and a J.D. from Pace Law School in 2002, where he was a Case Note and Comment Editor of the Pace Law Review.

He is the author of the American Bar Association published book “Cybersecurity for the Home and Office: The Lawyer’s Guide to Take Charge of Your Own Information Security” and is a frequent writer and speaker.

Course Taught

Carrent courses

SEC 315 Private Security and the Law

SEC 213 Cyberlaw and Cyberliberties

Previous courses

Scholarly Work

Cybersecurity for the Home and Office: The Lawyer’s Guide to Take Charge of Your Own Information Security, American Bar Association, 2017.

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