Shook, Hardy & Bacon


Al Saikali is a Partner in the Miami office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, where he founded and chairs the firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group. In that role, Al directs breach response efforts, represents companies in litigation, and counsels organizations to help them comply with laws governing the collection, storage, and use of sensitive information. Al founded and chairs the Sedona Conference’s Working Group on Privacy and Data Security. Chambers USA named Al a Nationwide Recognized Practitioner in Privacy and Data Security in 2017, and he was named a “Trailblazer in Cybersecurity” by the National Law Journal in 2015. In his spare time, Al is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Thomas University School of Business where he teaches Cybersecurity Law, and he maintains a blog (Data Security Law Journal) where he writes about emerging trends and issues in privacy and data security law.   


Contributions by Al Saikali

  • Consulting “The Oracles”: Where Insurers Think Data Protection Risks Are Headed
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2020
  • "It’s All About You!”: Biometric Privacy Legal and Technological Developments
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • Biometrics 301: An In-Depth Analysis of the Law and Technology
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • Biometric Privacy Laws – The Next Wave of Liability
    Speaker at St. Louis KnowledgeNet: April 9, 2019
  • Unpacking the California Consumer Privacy Act and Brazil General Data Protection Law
    Speaker at South Florida KnowledgeNet: December 6, 2018
  • US Privacy Law Update: Biometric Laws and CA Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
    Speaker at Omaha KnowledgeNet: October 11, 2018
  • Everything You Need to Know About Biometric Privacy Class Action Lawsuits
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • Interactive Mock Data Breach Exercise
    Speaker at Kansas City KnowledgeNet: December 14, 2017
  • Avoiding a Fine Mess: In the Crosshairs of a Privacy Regulator
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2017
  • Incident and Breach Response "War Room"
    Speaker at South Florida KnowledgeNet: September 28, 2017
  • Member of Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board 2016 - 2019