Alfred Saikali is a Partner in the Miami office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. He represents multinational corporations and small businesses in matters involving electronic information law. Al began his practice representing companies in complex commercial litigation. As head of SHB’s Data Security team, Al helps clients minimize risks associated with data breaches by counseling them before and after a data breach occurs. In addition, he advises clients in matters arising from online defamation, data privacy, and other technology-related issues. Al is a Certified Information Privacy Professional accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
After graduating from Boston University School of Law, Al served as a staff attorney to former Chief Judge Martha C. Warner at Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach. Al is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Science and Technology Section. Within the ABA’s Science and Technology Section, Al has become active in the Cloud Computing and E-Privacy committees. His interest in technology led Al to launch his own blog (Data Security Law Journal) in which he discusses legal developments and trends in data security and data privacy. Al is a member of the firm’s Technology Exchange Committee, the Dade County Bar Association’s Technology Committee, and he has spoken extensively about the use of technology in the practice of law.
Al was named a 2010 “Mover and Shaker” by South Florida Business Leader; a “Top Up and Comer” in the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 editions of the South Florida Legal Guide; a “Rising Star” in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 editions of Florida Super Lawyersmagazine; and among Attorney At Law magazine’s “Twelve to Watch in 2012.” Al is a member of the Executive Committee of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and he serves as a Big Brother in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Miami program.