Alissa Del Riego received her Bachelor’s Degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Miami and her Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. While in law school, Alissa interned for the Honorable Bonnie H. Macleod at Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston, Massachusetts. She also served as editor in chief for the Harvard Latino Law Review and as an article editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. After law school, Alissa began her career in private practice at Holland & Knight LLP’s Miami office as a litigation attorney, where she focused on commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense matters. Before joining Podhurst, Alissa served as a law clerk to the Honorable Adalberto Jordan on the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Alissa’s practice focusses primarily on complex commercial litigation matters, including class action and multidistrict litigation, involving both product defects and antitrust matters. Alissa also represents corporate clients in contractual disputes, shareholder derivative actions, and legal and accounting malpractice cases. She also handles personal injury and appellate matters.
Alissa dedicates part of her practice to representing media clients defending against defamation claims, protecting privileged information, and advising on other newsgathering issues.
Alissa has authored and published several articles on tort law, privacy law, commercial law, and freedom of the press in both local and national publications. She is also currently an assistant professor at the University of Miami’s Business Law Department.
Alissa is fluent in English and Spanish.