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

  • Biometrics 301: An In-Depth Analysis of the Law and Technology
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • Everything You Need to Know About Biometric Privacy Class Action Lawsuits
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • Avoiding a Fine Mess: In the Crosshairs of a Privacy Regulator
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2017
  • Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2014