Jeffery Batt, Esq.

Attorney, The Beckage Firm

Jeffrey has over 15 years’ experience advising multinational clients and the U.S. government on cybersecurity, cyber insurance, privacy, law, and national security matters.  Specific areas of expertise include customized legal and technical assessments (NIST CSF, NIST Privacy, GDPR and the CCPA), cyber risk quantification, governance and compliance, threat intelligence, vendor management, incident response, and implementing and interpreting external scanning tools.

Jeffrey was previously the Head of Large Risk and Cyber Strategy at AmTrust Financial Services, where he led all large risk underwriting, distribution, and security strategy.  As part of AmTrust’s cyber leadership team, Jeffrey co-built a cyber insurance and cybersecurity practice from the ground up.

Prior to AmTrust, he was the Cyber Insurance Practice Leader at M&T Bank, where his work focused on providing cyber insurance and risk consulting solutions, and developing new products and quantification tools. 
Jeffrey also was a VP in Marsh’s Cyber Center of Excellence, where he led client engagement and product development efforts around emerging privacy regulations. 

From 2010 to 2016, Jeffrey served as an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). 
A graduate of Hamilton College and the Georgetown University Law Center, Jeffrey also received a Certificate in Cyber Leadership from the DoD-affiliated National Defense University.  He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the American University Kogod School of Business and at ISDE Law School in Madrid, Spain, where he teaches on cybersecurity governance.

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Member


  • B.A., Hamilton College
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

Accreditations, Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed to practice law in New York
  • Certificate in Cyber Leadership, National Defense University

Recognition and Leadership

  • NetDiligence, Cyber Risk & Geopolitics, Philadelphia (2017)
  • NetDiligence, Higher Education – Cyber Risk, Santa Monica (2017)
  • Privacy & Security Forum, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (2018)
  • Practicing Law Institute, Cloud Computing and Cyber Risk (2018)
  • NIST Privacy Framework Workshop, Boise, ID (2019)
  • GIA Global Group, Third Party & Supply Chain Cyber Security Summit, Lisbon, Portugal (2020)
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