Alia R. Luria works with companies ranging from newly formed starters to publicly traded corporations and provides transactional legal representation ranging from corporate to matters of data law. As a former software engineer with experience in web-based application development spanning a number of industries, including the telecommunications, entertainment, and business-to-business services, Ms. Luria routinely advises clients on information security, privacy, information governance, intellectual property licensing, technology contracting, corporate transactions, software and data asset transfers, social media, and internet-related matters.
As a founding member of the Data Law Practice at Akerman LLP, Ms. Luria was the co-architect of a privacy-related legal expert system designed to advise clients of their reporting obligations in the wake of a data breach. The system captured the legal reasoning of Ms. Luria and her colleagues and encapsulated it into a web-based interface assistant. This web application was developed in partnership with research partner Thompson Reuters and software company Neota Logic and was shortlisted for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Award in the Collaboration in Innovation category.
Ms. Luria is also an award-winning science fiction / fantasy author and has represented other authors in the negotiation of their publishing contracts.
Before beginning private law practice, she served as a legal intern to the Honorable Judge Mary S. Scriven, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Prior to entering the legal field, Ms. Luria had a career working for multiple startup companies as a web developer and software engineer. She has software experience in web-based application development spanning a range of industries, including the telecommunications, entertainment, and business-to-business services industries. Ms. Luria’s experience spans various platforms utilizing a number of programming and scripting languages and software tools. Among her many projects, Ms. Luria coded interfaces for provisioning of cell phone services in Latin America, managed the shopping cart experience for an internet-based nutrition supplement company, and created customized user experiences for online photofinishing print stores for clients such as Yahoo!, Lucasfilm, Sears Portrait Studio, Delta, NASCAR and others.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2009||06/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Innovative Lawyers 2016 North America Nominee||Financial Times||2016|
|Partner||Losey PLLC||2017 - Present|
|Associate||Akerman LLP||2010 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Women Lawyers||Member||2017 - Present|
|Internationall Association of Privacy Professionals||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|The Sedona Conference, Working Group 11||Commentary on Data Privacy & Security Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions||2017|
|Akerman’s Guide to Doing Business in Florida: A Legal Guide for Out-of-State and Foreign Businesses,||Corporations, LLCs and Partnership Entities||2013|
|VDM Verlag||The Relationship Between Economic Growth and Culture: A Model Based on Japan and the United States||2008|
|New York University School of Law||LL.M.||2011|
|University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law||J.D.||2009|
|Temple University School of Law, Tokyo||N/A||2008|
|University of Central Florida||BS||2006|
|myLawCLE||Literary Contracts 101||2017|
|myLawCLE||Data Issues in Corporate Transactions||2017|
|Lights, Camera, Action: Preparing for Blockbuster Success in Business||Avoiding a Hack||2017|
|Law Pro CLE||Cybersecurity, Data Loss Prevention & Litigation||2016|
|Corporate & Securities Law Committee Spring CLE Luncheon||Cybersecurity Attacks and Data Privacy Breaches: Are You Prepared?||2016|
|Starter Studio Accelerator Program||Legal Basics||2016|
|Starter Studio Accelerator Program||Data Privacy and Security||2016|
|Value Add Session & Holiday Social.||Cybersecurity Update||2016|
|Florida Institute of CFO's Dinner Program||Cybersecurity: Threats and Mitigation Strategies||2015|
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