Porzio Compliance Services, LLC., (PorzioCS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., is a consulting company specializing in all matters of information security, compliance, and reporting. Our team of legal experts, risk professionals, and trusted partners combine years of experience in these fields to integrate and manage customized solutions for our clients.   We are focused on the protection, detection, response, and recovery from data privacy and cybersecurity events.


The PorzioCS Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Team has years of experience in information security, compliance, vendor management, and incident response. Our team of legal experts, risk professionals, and trusted partners leverage their experience to integrate and manage customized solutions for our clients.  We are focused on the protection, detection, response, and recovery from data privacy and cybersecurity events.


James  G. Mottola, MS, CPP, CISM

James Mottola is an expert in security with more than 30 years of experience in federal law enforcement and the private sector, including his role as the Special Agent in charge of the Newark Field Office for the United States Secret Service. As the Vice President of Data Privacy, Investigations, and Security for Porzio Compliance Services,  Mr. Mottola leverages his experience to counsel clients on matters of information security, data privacy, physical security, school safety, internal corporate investigations, emergency preparedness, and many other compliance-related matters. Mr. Mottola also advises clients in the areas of risk identification and mitigation to help to reduce the likelihood and impact of cyber-events and increase organizational resilience. He also has extensive experience leading and managing personnel in both national and international security and investigative matters. 

jmottola@porziocs.com  •  973.889.4277


Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss, JD

Deirdre Wheatley-Liss represents business owners and their businesses, advising C-level teams on data privacy and cybersecurity risk mitigation.  Ms. Wheatley-Liss helps clients meet their regulatory requirements and reduce the risk of a data breach.  She assesses a company's current practices and policies against best practice frameworks, prioritizes and budgets for gaps, and solves gaps with a team of internal and external experts.  She counsels her clients on best practices to meet legal compliance obligations, reduce data loss, respond to data loss incidents, and mitigate damages.  She is a national lecturer on best practices and corporate governance as related to data privacy and cybersecurity.  Besides her role with PorzioCS, Ms. Wheatley-Liss is a principal of Porzio, Bromberg and Newman, P.C.

drwheatleyliss@pbnlaw.com •  973.889.4278


Michael T. O'Connor

Michael O'Connor is Vice President of Compliance Technology for Porzio Life Sciences, LLC. In this role, Mr. O'Connor advises life sciences companies on the strategic use of data analytics and technology to drive compliance with governing laws, codes, and industry standards and also leads the development of Porzio Life Sciences' product offerings. Prior to joining PorzioLS Mr. O'Connor was a Principal/Owner at 3rd Wave Compliance, a compliance operations, technology-focused consulting company. Mr. O'Connor earned a Masters in Management Information Systems from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Lally School of Management and Technology in Troy, NY, and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT.

oconnor@porziols.com •  508.948.0494


William J. Hughes, JD

William Hughes, Principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., is an experienced litigator representing clients in federal white-collar investigations, criminal defense, and complex commercial litigation in the areas of cybersecurity, antitrust, fraud, intellectual property, commercial and shareholder disputes.  With a background as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Mr. Hughes has a unique understanding of federal investigations and procedures.  In his role as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Hughes was responsible for litigating and investigating a variety of cases including Title III wiretaps and foreign extradition, money laundering, government loan fraud, credit card fraud, and criminal copyright and trademark infringement. 

wjhughes@pbnlaw.com  •  973.889.4308


Robert M.  Schechter, JD

As Vice President of Porzio Compliance Services, Mr. Schechter guides organizations on information security preparedness, helping clients manage sound business continuity practices and satisfy evolving regulatory requirements.  Mr. Schechter's work includes implementing data privacy and cybersecurity best practice policies and procedures from mapping to collection, storage, and use to security and incident response.  Mr. Schechter also provides clients with guidance on cross-border investments, transactions, and business structures subject to regulatory compliance and reporting obligations.  In addition to his role with PorzioCS, Mr. Schechter is a principal of Porzio, Bromberg and Newman, P.C.

rschechter@porziocs.com•  646.348.6770 Ext. 203


Marty J. Healy, JD

Martin Healy, Principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.,  is a litigator with 25 years of experience working with clients on complex litigation, including class actions and multi-district litigation, in state and federal courts across the country. Mr. Healy works with clients to understand their business needs so he can develop strategic and cost-effective legal solutions that help achieve their goals. Mr. Healy regularly partners with clients to provide counsel on matters of corporate compliance, litigation avoidance, cybersecurity, and data privacy. His experience includes counseling clients on managing and avoiding risk, the assessment of litigation threats, regulatory compliance, data security and privacy, and document retention and management.

mjhealy@pbnlaw.com  •  973.889.4291


Kim E. Miller, Ph.D.,CFE

Dr. Kim E. Miller specializes in due diligence investigations, including executive and employee background, e-commerce vendor and business due diligence as well as online risk assessments.    She holds a Ph.D. in Public Safety and Leadership/Emphasis in Criminal Justice. Kim is an Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Specialist who utilizes the dark, deep and surface web, focusing on business and personal due diligence, as well as online risk assessment analysis and asset determinations. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a New Jersey Licensed Private Detective. Dr. Miller is also a Certified Paralegal and a former Special Detective Intern, Division of Criminal Justice State of New Jersey–Gangs and Organized Crimes.  Dr. Miller is an adjunct professor teaching criminal justice and fraud management classes.

kmiller@porziocs.com   •   973.889.4276