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Adam Colby Losey

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   16 reviews

About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

Adam represents companies and individuals in high-stakes litigation across the United States. In addition to his litigation practice, he routinely counsels clients in the areas of information security, privacy, electronic discovery, technology contracting, social media, and internet-related matters.  He has been acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal® as a leading commercial litigation and electronic discovery lawyer. Adam was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of electronic discovery and information management law; he is one of Florida Trend Florida’s Legal Elite™. He is Peer Review Rated and Client Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer and client rating system.

Adam’s representative litigation matters include obtaining over $15 million in judgments for a Fortune 20 corporate plaintiff in a series of nine related litigations across the state of Florida; a no-liability defense trial verdict for a major financial institution in a Florida-based litigation seeking approximately $20 million in damages (subsequently upheld on appeal); securing a $1 million JAMS arbitral award against a software developer; a Tax Court trial victory for an innocent-spouse defendant against the Internal Revenue Service in Cody v. Commissioner of Internal Rev.; and representation of the State of Florida in an equitable apportionment action before the U.S. Supreme Court in Florida v. Georgia, No. 142, Original.

His representative information security and privacy matters include acting as breach coach in the management of multiple large-scale breaches involving unauthorized access to personally identifiable information and protected health information; litigation and counseling regarding violations of the Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act, as well as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; and addressing ransom demands associated with wrongful acquisition of corporate data. He manages all aspects of the data breach life cycle in matters ranging from incident response and coordination with law enforcement, notification of affected individuals, all the way through to addressing subsequent litigation related to a breach.

Community Involvement

Adam serves as the president of InfraGard Orlando, a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector dedicated to information sharing and education on information security issues. He also serves as Treasurer of the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Central and Northern Florida, and is actively involved in the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation as a member of the Champion’s Circle and the Foundation for Foster Children as a Circle Member. He additionally serves as a board member for IDignity, a 501(c)(3) organization created to help the disadvantaged in Central Florida overcome the difficulties of obtaining the personal identification that is crucial to enabling them to become self-sufficient.

Thought Leadership

Adam is a prolific writer who has contributed to educational programs and periodicals worldwide. His articles in multiple law reviews have been cited by state and federal courts across the United States. He has written for bar journals and industry publications such as Corporate Counsel, the American Bar Association's Landslide® Magazine, CIO Insight, Law Technology News, and Computerworld. Adam has been quoted by major media outlets, such as Forbes and Quartz, on issues of technology and law. He regularly lectures for industry groups, bar associations, and judicial education programs such as the Federal Judicial Conference and Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies.

Education & Professional Background

A native Floridian, Adam graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Florida College of Law. He served as an editor on the Florida Law Review, a board member for the Journal of Technology Law & Policy, and a member of the Honor Court. As an adjunct professor at Columbia University, Adam taught technology law in the university’s Information and Digital Resource Management Master's Program. Previously he worked at a large national law firm. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Patricia C. Fawsett in the Middle District of Florida and as a law clerk at the Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office in Tallahassee, Florida.

Admissions & Professional Memberships

Adam is a member of the bar in Arizona, California, New York, Florida, and the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, the District of Columbia, the District of Arizona, and the United States Tax Court.

 

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Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 09/10/2022
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 09/18/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 06/08/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2010
Updated 07/18/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Adam

Losey PLLC
450 South Orange Ave
Suite 550
Orlando, FL, 32801

Reviews

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Posted by Dalia | September 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Losey is always our choice law firm
Losey PLLC and its professional team has been really great to work with. They are always helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. Whether its a contract negotiation, real estate transaction, or a labor law issue, I get the right expertise and advise. They also have been a terrific resource for our clients at CPA Solutions. Adam is very talented and always looks out for his clients' best interest. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Courtney | May 4, 2020
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Peace of mind
We have been so pleased with the work of the Losey Law Firm. Adam has given us excellent advice, followed through on what we have asked of him, kept our best interest in mind at all times and given us peace of mind that we would not have otherwise.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2019
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Great Business Lawyer
Had some complex business questions that needed to be reviewed and Losey LLC did a great job reviewing my business and giving me suggestions to stay compliant. The service was not cheap, but I believe you pay for what you get, and they were worth every penny.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2019
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Founder, Technology Company
Dealing with intellectual property rights, trade secretes, and complex partnership disputes can be a long and expensive process! If you’re at the startup stage like my company was, it could mean losing everything you spent years working on, if you’re not properly protected! After 2 years of working alongside my business partner and his company, a conflicting matter related to a strategic alliance between our respected companies surfaced, where my partner request that we take the software source code that my team and I wrote, and move it to a separate server belonging to a competitor company. While a verbal understanding of our business relationship was there, my business partner and I didn’t have any type of formal written agreement in place between us. This was the primary reason I didn’t feel comfortable moving the source code anywhere. Without establishing some specific terms and guidelines, there would not be anything stopping the competitor company from reverse engineering the code and telling me to kick rocks. Having refused my partners request to move the source code, I hired Losey Law to ensure I was protected and my source code was protected from any outside claims, potential future intellectual property theft or reverse engine, and/or any potential aggressive posturing from my business partner. Adam Losey directly worked with me to strategically approach this matter and helped me eliminate any time pressures or potential escalation. He not only made sure I was protected, he and his team of expert contract specialists even helped get me to a point of mending my relationship with my business partner, which ultimately lead to a formal partnership agreement being put in place between us! As far as the source code goes, alongside our partnership agreement, the Losey Law team solidified my outright ownership rights of the software, and drafted up a formal licensing agreement for the use of the technology through a variety of different use cases. Allowing for both flexibility and protection. Without Adam Losey and his legal team, this process would’ve been much more overwhelming than it was. Not to mention the outcome definitely would not have been what it was! My advise to anyone dealing with a tech or partnership dispute is this; Hold your ground and protect your ass! At the end of the day you’re only as protected as your legal teams competence, so make sure you hire the right one! Adam Losey and the Losey Law legal team are first class lawyers! I highly recommended them for any business related issues you are facing! Top notch service, thank you again for your representation! - Founder, Technology Company
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2017
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CEO, Healthcare Company
Losey PLLC helped guide my healthcare company in responding to an unfounded anonymous HHS complaint regarding HIPAA non-compliance. Adam Losey was knowledgeable, reassuring, and able to clearly outline the upcoming steps needed when he met in person with myself and our compliance team. We supplied our policies and procedures and after a couple phone calls, Losey PLLC produced a response letter that fully incorporated the conversations and deliverables we had produced to the firm. The response letter was detailed, but not too much legalese; respectful, yet still aggressive in the defense to the unfounded complaint. The firm also served as a great resource on what scope and level of detail for other deliverables included in our response. The result was that we were fully exonerated by HHS of the complaint and had no follow up items requested. Having to respond to an unfounded complaint is never fun, but I thank Losey PLLC for their assistance in making the process as painless and successful as possible. - CEO, Healthcare Company
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Posted by Angela | June 1, 2017
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Outstanding Service
Adam Losey is an excellent attorney who I trust and wholly recommend to anyone needing legal services. He has handled several matters for me, and he is always prompt, thorough, and professional.
Posted by Matthew | May 25, 2017
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CEO
Adam was very knowledgeable in his area of law. This was my first time using Adam and and with any attorney for the first time I'm always nervous about how they represent the case and how they advice you versus there billable hours. With Adams guidance and knowledge he was able to resolve the matter as fast as possible with the best outcome for our company. From a business stand point his communications and professionalism were top notch.
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Posted by Chris Adams | May 24, 2017
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Adams Mgmt LLc
I needed some legal documents reviewed and responded to. Adam was thorough and took me through many of the pros and cons and then advised me how to proceed. I would both Recommend and use Adam and his firm again.
Posted by Andrew Weiss | May 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Adam Losey is top notch
Adam Losey has been nothing but exceptional for my company. I trust his guidance to the fullest level. Losey has represented my company for almost 2 years now. He is full of knowledge and can be a asset to any business owner in need of legal counsel.
Posted by Ashley | September 8, 2015
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Quick, Professional, Easy to Work With
I had a very pleasant experience working with Adam. After months of legal threats from a disgruntled minority shareholder, he quickly and expertly resolved the issue. The stress was gone as soon as he got involved, and I only wish I had hired him sooner. I would definitely hire him again, and recommend him to anyone looking for common sense and legal expertise - a tough combo to find sometimes.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2015
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Practical Results Oriented
Adam did a top rate job for me. Revised the documents quickly for my protection and gave me good practical advice. I will always use him in the future.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2015
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Controller
We engaged Adam to assist with PCI related matters. He was very knowledgeable and guided us through the PCI maze to a successful conclusion which resulted in the elimination of a fine.
Posted by CWJ | July 9, 2015
Adam Losey Review
Adam was always prompt, professional and patient. He took the time to explain each detail and answer each and every question. He responded to our emails and phone calls promptly. He served as a proxy and facilitated major portions of the transaction. Finally, his knowledge of the law and ability to translate the law into the documents that we required were instrumental in closing the transaction satisfactorily. His work is outstanding making him a truly high recommendation. -CWJ
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Posted by Matt | June 18, 2014
Professional & Compassionate
After speaking with many Internet law attorneys, Adam was the most knowledgeable and compassionate that I spoke to. He is honest and you can clearly tell that he is a philanthropist.
Posted by Ian | July 19, 2013
A knowledgeable, honest, ethical professional
Adam impressed me for a few reasons. 1) Upon calling his line, he answered, not a remote virtual receptionist who is barely familiar with what the law firm specializes in. While calling on various law firms, I discovered it's not uncommon for these virtual receptionists to try to get all the information they can from you- including address information - without even letting you know who might call you back and if you can be helped. I assume this is because they are paid in part based on how much information they glean from each caller. 2) Adam didn't try to get me to come into his office and pay a "consulting fee" just to talk to him to see if maybe he would be able to help me with my situation. He listened to my situation, told me what would be required on his end if I wanted to pursue the matter, and gave me the probable outcome given the grey area of the law my situation fell under. He then told me what I could do on my end - without using his services - that might be the best overall value and solution given my situation. He essentially gave the advice that was beneficial to me even though not financially rewarding to him. The other law firms I spoke with had as the highest priority to schedule a consultation (for which I would be charged) and then try to get me to give them a retainer. 3) While on the phone with him, he even took the time to have me hold while he looked up a few items pertinent to my situation. Other law firms I called, the priority was to be on the phone as little as possible and provide as little information (helpful or otherwise) as possible because that call was not being billed. In summary, what this came down to was motive. Adam's motive was clearly to provide the best service, even if he isn't able to make a buck (this time around) in doing it. That said, even though I did not end up using him, his ethics were such that I will refer him to everyone I know who has an issue associated with his expertise in law. Quite some time ago I came across a real estate attorney - whom I ended up using for many years- with similar standards of ethics as Adam. I did not think to find that again. What a breath of fresh air.
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Posted by Rishi | August 18, 2012
Highly Recommend!
Adam was always available to answer any questions. He responded to our emails and phone calls promptly. Even before he was retained, he discussed with us all the various options and documents that would be needed. After the documents were prepared, he took the time to go over all the documents with us and explained to us the reason behind each paragraph. His knowledge of the material is outstanding and he is very personable. We would highly recommend Adam.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Foley & Lardner, LLP
  • 2009 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Columbia University
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Cody v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 2011 T.C. Summary Opinion 29 (2011)
  • http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=2904548314211354663&q=adam+losey&hl=en&as_sdt=40003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Frank E. Maloney Award
  • Florida Law Review
  • 2008
  • Legal Drafting Book Award
  • University of Florida
  • 2008
  • Business Organizations Book Award
  • William B. Weber
  • 2008
  • Antitrust Book Award
  • University of Florida
  • 2008
  • Labor Law Book Award
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 2007
  • Electronic Discovery Book Award
  • University of Florida
  • 2007
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Publications

  • CIO Insight
  • "How to Not Spend a Fortune Managing Information in Litigation"
  • 2012
  • Computerworld
  • "eDiscovery: Combing the cloud for the information you need"
  • 2011
  • The Briefs (ABA)
  • "Navigating the Metadata Minefield"
  • 2011
  • Florida Law Journal
  • "Cloud Computing Attractive Option for Businesses"
  • 2010
  • The Brief (ABA)
  • "Triggering Triage: Litigation Holds"
  • 2010
  • Federal Courts Law Review
  • "Electronic Service of Process at Home and Abroad: Allowing Domestic Service of Process in the Federal Courts"
  • 2009
  • Digital Discovery & Electronic Evidence Review
  • "Virtual Jurisdiction: Does International Shoe Fit In The Age of The Internet?"
  • 2009
  • Florida Law Review
  • "Clicking Away Confidentiality: Workplace Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege"
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Bar, CLE Committee
  • "Losey Family eDiscovery Overview,"
  • 2012
  • Florida Bar, CLE Committee
  • "eDiscovery, Ethics, and the Elephant in the Room,"
  • 2012
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • "eDiscovery: Doesn't Take an Einstein,"
  • 2012
  • 2012 Florida Bar Annual Convention CLE
  • "What's New in Florida eDiscovery? Procedural Rules, Prevailing Party Costs, Preservation, Proportionality, and Much More"
  • 2012
  • War and Peace CLE
  • Tactics and Ethics: Conducting Ethical and Effective Discovery in Modern Business Litigation"
  • 2011
  • Federal Judicial Center Electronic Discovery Seminar for the Federal Judiciary
  • "Social Media, Social Networks & Cloud Computing"
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • "Federal Practice in the Electronic Age: Don't be a Dinosaur"
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • "Electronic Discovery"
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • "Social Media Data: Practical Guidelines on Handling Discovery Issues"
  • 2011
  • Federal Judicial Center Electronic Discovery Seminar for the Federal Judiciary
  • "Cloud Computing & Social Networking"
  • 2010
  • Association of Corporate Counsel Meeting
  • "Electronic Discovery"
  • 2010
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida's Annual Meeting
  • "Social Networking & Google Mistrials"
  • 2009
  • Federal Judicial Center Workshop for the Federal Judiciary at the Georgetown Law Center
  • "Social Networking, Service & Electronic Discovery"
  • 2009
  • CLE
  • "Boo for Boolean: Judicial Criticism of Traditional Search Methods"
  • 2009
  • American Records Management Association’s Yearly Conference
  • "E-Discovery, Luddite Lawyers & Search Term Sufficiency"
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (8)
Litigation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is a skilled lawyer with an unparalleled work ethic. His ability to quickly assess legal issues and provide innovative solutions made Adam a valuable asset on the matters we worked on together. I recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In my opinion, one of the most dedicated, knowledgeable, and intelligent attorneys around. Strongly recommended."
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Orlando Contracts and agreements Lawyer Adam Colby Losey
Adam Colby Losey
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 13 years