Alysa is an ardent and strategic advocate in the Business Litigation Group, practicing at the intersection of business and technology. Alysa’s experience advising clients in fast-paced litigation as well as in-depth knowledge of complicated e-discovery, privacy and emerging technologies, makes her an essential resource to contemporary litigation teams.

Alysa focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, business fraud, financial services litigation, government contacts, cybersecurity, and privacy. Adept at all stages of litigation, Alysa delivers cutting-edge and practical resolutions in line with her clients’ immediate and long-term business goals.

Prior to joining the firm, Alysa earned her LL.M. in Cyber and National Security Law and served as primary legal counsel to the Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, where she advised in high-profile litigation and led judicial trainings.

Alysa has been named a “Rising Star” by the American Bar Association’s Science & Technology Law Section (SciTech) (2016) and actively serves as vice-chair of SciTech’s Homeland Security Committee

Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • Internet of Things: IP Licensing and Emerging Trends, ABA SciTech E-Merging News, Fall 2017 
  • IoT Policy and Licensing, ABA SciTech E-Merging News, Fall 2017
  • Insights From The Women of Cybersecurity, The SciTech Lawyer, Spring 2016
  • IoT Behind The Curtain: A Look At The Technology, ABA SciTech E-Merging News, Spring 2016
  • Addressing IoT Ethical Issues, The SciTech Lawyer, Winter 2015
  • Four Practical Tips To Succeed In The Cybersecurity And Privacy Law Market, The SciTech Lawyer, Oct 2015

Presentations

  • Moderator, Privacy Panel: Today’s Privacy Challenges and What They Mean for the Future, 19th Annual UNC Charlotte Cybersecurity Symposium, Oct 10, 2018
  • Speaker, Judicial Training (Judge-In-Chambers): Stored Communications Act, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Dec 2017
  • Speaker, Judicial Training (Criminal Division): Stored Communications Act, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, May 2017
  • Guest Lecturer, The Internet of Things (IoT), Georgetown University Law Center, Oct 2015
     


 

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Vice Chair, Homeland Security Committee, Science and Technology Law Section, 2015-Present
  • American Bar Association, Vice Chair, Program Division, Science and Technology Law Section, 2018-Present
  • American Bar Association, Membership and Diversity Division, Science and Technology Law Section, 2018-Present
  • ABA Membership Advocate, 2017-2018
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Bar admissions

  • 2015, California
  • 2018, District of Columbia

Education

  • LL.M., 2015, Georgetown University Law Center: Cyber and National Security Law
    • with distinction 
  • J.D., 2014, University of San Diego School of Law: International Law Concentration 
    • Entrepreneurship Clinic, Student Attorney
    • Research Assistant, International & Maritime Law
    • Teaching Assistant, Legal Research & Writing
  • B.A., 2009, Point Loma Nazarene University: Business Communications; Philosophy
    • magna cum laude