Al is a partner in Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Miami office. He is a founder and co-chair of the firm’s Data Security and Data Privacy Practice group. Al specializes in U.S. and international data privacy and security compliance and plays a key role in assisting companies minimize their risks associated with the collection, use, storage, and disposal of sensitive information. He also directs data breach response efforts, advises companies of applicable laws, leads their internal investigations, communicates with law enforcement and regulators, and helps to minimize negative effects in the event of a breach. Al maintains the blog, Data Security Law Journal, which focuses on data security and data privacy law. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and is often cited by the media about issues relating to data security, data privacy, technology, and commercial litigation.