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Aldo M. Leiva, Esq. has practiced law for over 15 years and leads the Data Security and Privacy Practice at Lubell Rosen, resident in Coral Gables, FL. Mr. Leiva represents and counsels diverse clients on rapidly-evolving federal, state, and international data security and privacy laws, including HIPAA/HITECH, data breach notification laws, cyberliability, GLB, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, FCRA/FACTA, and EU/Latin American Data Protection law. In this capacity, he has also advised clients on the related fields of Internet law, social media, digital media, mobile app and website marketing practices, and cloud computing (both service providers and users).
In addition to his information technology focus, Mr. Leiva's broad complex litigation experience in state and federal court in the areas of business/commercial litigation, electronic discovery law, tort defense, real estate litigation, construction disputes, and professional liability provides added value and efficiency to addressing clients' legal issues.
Mr. Leiva's interest in complex and technology matters is based on his professional and technical background as a systems biologist (B.S., Binghamton, M.S., UMass Boston), having served as a scientific researcher/instructor in Costa Rica, as well as a comparative legal investigator in Mexico.
In addition to his scientific and legal skills, Mr. Leiva has advocated for the Rule of Law in Cuba, serving as counsel for Cuban political prisoners and pro-democracy activists before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, resulting in a ruling against the Cuban government by an international committee, for human rights violations. As a Cuba law/policy analyst, Mr. Leiva has also briefed the U.S. State Department, U.S. Representatives/Senators, and U.S. Presidential candidates on Cuba law and policy. He has also analyzed Cuba trends for trade and media organizations, and academic institutions, including FAES, American University, University of Miami, Indiana University, and St. Thomas University.