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Alissa  Del Riego

Alissa Del Riego

Assistant Professor, Business Law


Prof. Del Riego has practiced for several years as a commercial litigator in Miami, Florida. Her legal practice has primarily focused on class action and multidistrict litigation and other commercial matters, including breach of contract, shareholder derivative, employment, antitrust, and products liability claims. Prof. Del Riego also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Adalberto Jordan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She is a graduate of the University of Miami and Harvard Law School. While in law school, Prof. Del Riego served as co-editor-in-chief of the Harvard Latino Review, a judicial intern for the Honorable Bonnie McLeod in Suffolk County Superior Court, and a legal research assistant for Lawrence Lessig.

Research Interests

Multidistrict litigation, products liability law, privacy law, and employment law.

Featured Publications

  • ‘Your Password or Your Paycheck?’: A Job Applicant’s Murky Right to Social Media Privacy, 16:3 J. INTERNET L. 1 (Sept. 2012), with Patricia Sánchez Abril and Avner Levin.

    Blurred Boundaries: Social Media Privacy and the ‘Reasonable’ 21st Century Employee, 49 AM. BUS. L. J. 63 (2012), with Patricia Sánchez Abril and Avner Levin. [Hoeber Memorial Award for Excellence in Research]

    Ladies in White: The Peaceful March Against Repression in Cuba and Online, 24 HARV. HUM. RTS. J. 221 (2011), with Adrianna C. Rodriguez.

    Context for the Net: A Defense of the FTC’s New Blogging Guidelines, HARV. J. L. & TECH. DIG., Dec. 19, 2009,

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Business Law, Miami Herbert Business School, 2020 – Present
  • Attorney, Podhurst Orseck, P.A, 2015 – Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Miami Herbert Business School, 2013 – 2019
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Adalberto Jordan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2014 – 2015
  • Attorney, Holland & Knight LLP, 2012 – 2014


  • Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Internal Investigations
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions
  • Defamation Law


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2012
  • B.A., University of Miami, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2017 – 2019
  • Most Effective Lawyers, Class Action/Mass Torts, Daily Business Review, 2018
  • Hoeber Memorial Award for Excellence in Research, 2012
Alissa  Del Riego


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