By Lee Roop, AL.com
Former U.S. Attorney Jay Town has joined Huntsville defense contractor and cybersecurity company Gray Analytics as vice president and general counsel.
Town will “play a large role in leading efforts around digital forensics and eDiscovery, supply chain security and business development as Gray expands its company with a new Los Angeles office,” the company said.
“We’re honored to welcome Jay Town to our team and believe his leadership, expertise and perspective will be of great benefit to our clients, and in turn, our nation’s defense system, which we serve,” Gray Analytics President Scott Gray said. “Gray Analytics projects growth of our team and of commercial and government projects in the months to come, and Jay will lend exemplary support across all initiatives.”
“It is with great pride that I’ll continue serving my country through a new role at Gray Analytics,” Town said. “In addition to the many valuable security services platforms Gray Analytics offers, this company has the unique ability to secure American supply chains, ingenuity and intellectual property providing critical protections from vulnerabilities in our nation’s aerospace, defense and other economic sectors.”
Headquartered in Huntsville, Gray Analytics is a privately owned cybersecurity company. It provides companies security assessments, incident response, digital forensics, network engineering support and other cyber services.
As U.S. attorney for the northern district of Alabama, Town was one of five U.S. attorneys on the Justice Department’s China Initiative Steering Committee. He also served on the Attorney General’s Cyber Committee, Servicemembers & Veterans Rights Committee and was the only U.S. Attorney on the Justice Department’s Violent Crime Reduction Coordinating Committee. He leaves the department as the second longest-serving U.S. attorney in the nation.
Before becoming federal prosecutor, Town was a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps and a prosecutor in the Madison County District Attorney’s Office. He served 12 years in the Marine Corps before he was honorably discharged at the rank of major.