Lowndes is pleased to announce that Shareholder Drew Sorrell has been appointed chair-elect of the board of directors of the Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center (ADRC), a Central Florida-based nonprofit and community resource center providing dementia-specific programs for caregivers within the Central Florida area for more than 35 years. His term as chair-elect will run from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, at which time he will become chair of the ADRC.
Sorrell’s involvement with ADRC is inspired by his father, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease last year. “I understand the impact that Alzheimer’s has on the family and caregivers of a loved one with the disease,” said Sorrell. “Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases attack the foundations of a family, but ADRC provides them with much-needed emotional support and education to help them cope.”
Sorrell, who serves as chair of the Firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & eDiscovery Group, focuses his practice on complex commercial issues, relating to both litigation and contract/policy drafting. He has extensive experience litigating business matters, intellectual property/patent infringement disputes, data breach/privacy issues, wire fraud (spoofing/spear phishing), business torts/disputes, insurance coverage, personal injury and employment litigation. He also has significant experience drafting and negotiating software licenses (SaaS), Internet service provider agreements, data privacy/breach policies and procedures and employment/services agreement, including the indemnity and insurance coverage related to those agreements.
In addition to his legal practice, Sorrell is a founding and current member of The Sedona Conference, Working Group 11, past president of the Federal Bar Association (Orlando Chapter) and past chair of several committees at the Orange County Bar Association. He also serves a chair of the Privacy and Data Security Committee for Meritas, a global alliance of nearly 200 law firms worldwide.
Admitted to practice in Florida, New York and Washington, DC, Sorrell earned his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, his M.B.A. from the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business and his B.A. from Rollins College.
About Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center (ADRC)
The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center (ADRC) is the go-to source for caregivers in Central Florida since 1984. For 30 years our team of professionals has provided thousands of caregivers with the educational and professional resources, vital information, and emotional support they need to care for their loved ones and – equally important – themselves.
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was quoted in an Orlando Business Journal article published on June 30, 2020, discussing liability concerns for residential and commercial landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic. He explained that commercial landlords may be responsible for restrooms and air conditioners, which may open them to liability. They can lessen their liability by following health agency guidelines.
"If, on the other hand, a commercial landlord or lessee is unwilling or simply unable for some reason to follow that guidance and chooses to open anyway, then there is a pretty good case for liability — assuming the case can be proved," Sorrell said.
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