Economic espionage and the theft of trade secrets represent the largest growth areas in recent years, and it is my assessment that the threat will grow exponentially in the near term and thereafter.

Lou Bladel

Managing Director, Assurance, Forensic & Integrity Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Former FBI special agent with over 26 years of investigative and leadership experience.

Lou is a managing director in the Forensic & Integrity Services practice. He is the Practice Leader for Intellectual Property Theft Services, which assists clients in responding to investigating and remediating insider threat, intellectual property, trade secret theft and third-party risk management.

Lou and his team develop and implement comprehensive data integrity and security services.

He has over 26 years of federal law enforcement experience serving in the U.S. Marshals Service, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), retiring from the FBI in 2016.

How Lou is building a better working world

“I focus on risk identification and mitigation and counsel clients on how to best protect information and the systems that matter most to them. I team with our clients to help transform their organizations to address a wide range of challenges through the use of data analytics and with diverse and inclusive teams who bring a wide variety of experience to help deliver exceptional client service.”


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