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Adam Losey is Senior Counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP, a 173-year-old national law firm.  Mr. Losey represents companies and individuals in high-stakes litigations across the country involving challenging issues at the intersection of law and technology. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Losey routinely counsels clients on a variety of information security, privacy, electronic discovery, and internet-related matters.

Mr. Losey’s representative litigation matters include obtaining over $15,000,000.00 in judgments for a Fortune 20 corporate plaintiff based on the spoliation of evidence, a no-liability defense verdict for a major financial institution in an action seeking approximately $20,000,000.00 in damages, securing a trial victory for an innocent spouse defendant adverse to the Internal Revenue Service, representation of the State of Florida in an equitable apportionment action before the Supreme Court, and obtaining numerous seven-figure summary judgments or dispositive rulings on behalf of clients large and small.

Representative information security and privacy matters include management of multiple data breaches involving unauthorized access to personally identifiable information and protected health information, violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and ransom demands associated with wrongful acquisition of corporate data. Mr. Losey manages all aspects of the data breach life cycle in such matters- from incident response and coordination with law enforcement, to notification of affected individuals, all the way through addressing subsequent litigation related to a breach.

A native Floridian, Mr. Losey graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Florida College of Law, where 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. Prior to joining the firm, 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.

Mr. Losey is a member of the New York, Florida, and District of Columbia bars. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the District of Columbia, and the United States Tax Court.

Mr. Losey 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 additionally serves as vice president and corporate secretary 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

Mr. Losey formerly served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University for several years, where he taught electronic discovery as part of Columbia's Information and Digital Resource Management Master's Program.

A prolific contributor to educational programs and periodicals worldwide, Mr. Losey has published in multiple law reviews (where his works have been cited by state and federal courts across the country), bar journals, and in industry publications such as Corporate CounselCIO InsightLaw Technology News, and Computerworld. He continues to lecture on a regular basis for industry groups, bar associations, and judicial education programs such as the Federal Judicial Conference and Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies.

In recognition of his experience and ability, Mr. Losey has been both Peer Review Rated and Client Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review and client review rating system. He has also been selected for inclusion in the Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars® lists every year since 2013.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    8 years
  2. Privacy: 25%
    8 years
  3. Internet: 25%
    8 years
  4. Contracts: 25%
    8 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

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Foley and Lardner LLP

111 North Orange Ave
Orlando, FL, 32801


DCActive 201007/05/2016
NYCurrently registered 201007/11/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200906/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Frank E. Maloney AwardFlorida Law Review2008
Legal Drafting Book AwardUniversity of Florida2008
Business Organizations Book AwardWilliam B. Weber2008
Antitrust Book AwardUniversity of Florida2008
Labor Law Book AwardFisher & Phillips LLP2007
Electronic Discovery Book AwardUniversity of Florida2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President & Editor-in-ChiefIT-Lex2012 - Present
AttorneyFoley & Lardner, LLP2009 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorColumbia University2009 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
IT-LexPresident2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cody v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 2011 T.C. Summary Opinion 29 (2011)
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Publication nameTitleDate
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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AN/AN/A
University of FloridaN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
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 CLETactics 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