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Drew Sorrell

Shareholder & Chair, Cybersecurity, Privacy & eDiscovery Group


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Drew Sorrell's practice focuses on complex commercial issues, relating to both litigation and contract/policy drafting.

Drew is an experienced business litigator who handles complex commercial matters, intellectual property/patent infringement disputes, data breach/privacy issues, wire fraud (spoofing/spear phishing), insurance coverage, personal injury and employment litigation. Likewise, he has significant experience drafting and negotiating software licenses (SaaS), Internet service provider agreements, data privacy/breach policies and procedures, and employment/services agreements, as well as the indemnity and insurance coverage related to those agreements.

Initially, Drew began his legal career as a judicial clerk to Senior United States District Judge John H. Moore II, in Jacksonville, Florida, and then practiced with an AmLaw top 10 firm in Manhattan primarily in their litigation department. After spending some time as an assistant county attorney responsible for litigation, he joined Lowndes and is currently chair of the firm’s multi-discipline Cybersecurity, Privacy & eDiscovery Group.

A founding member of the Sedona Conference Group 11 (Privacy/Data Security), Drew is frequently asked to speak and write on legal and ethical issues arising from technology, including unfair and deceptive trade practices, data breach, privacy, data governance, and technology contract drafting. He is also currently serving as chair of the Orange County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee.

Drew has argued to the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit, at the federal level, and the Fifth District Court of Appeal at the state level. He is admitted to The United States Supreme Court Bar, as well as the Florida, New York and District of Columbia Bars. He is admitted to practice before all federal district courts in Florida as well as the Southern District of New York.

Born in Florida, Drew roots for his adopted football team—the FSU Seminoles (because neither Rollins nor George Washington has a football team). He is a proud father of two sons who play basketball and soccer, make great grades and generally keep him very busy in his spare time.

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  • Orlando Aero Club, past member and past member of the Board of Directors


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • George Washington University Law School Law Review
  • Former Law Clerk to Senior United States District Judge John H. Moore II
  • Named 2015 E-Discovery Attorney of the Year in Florida by the Global Law Experts

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • The Sedona Conference, Working Group 11 (data security and privacy), Founding Member
  • Orlando Tech Council, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Orlando Chapter, Past-President
  • Orange County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Committee, Immediate Past-Chair
  • Orange County Bar Association, Business Law Committee, Past-Chair
  • Orange County Bar Association, Technology Committee, Past Co-Chair
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Grievance Committee, Past-Chair
  • The Florida Bar Association, Grievance Committee Group "D", Past-Chair
  • First Central Florida Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Barrister Member
  • 2008-2009 Meritas Leadership Institute
  • Graduate Leadership Winter Park
  • Graduate Leadership Osceola
  • Meritas, Privacy and Data Security Committee, Chair
  • Meritas, Finance Committee, Past Member
  • American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology, Member
  • American Bar Association e-Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee, Member


Speaking Engagements

  • Pandemic Planning: What to Expect; Orange County Bar Association Business Law Committee, November 4, 2020
  • How to Avoid an FHA Lawsuit for Your Website; UsableNet, September 30, 2020
  • Annual Meeting of Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability; The Sedona Conference, June 24, 2020
  • Mitigating Employment Risks of Reopening; Lowndes, April 30, 2020
  • Law Firm Security in a Working from Home World Webinar; Orange County Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Committee, April 29, 2020
  • Cybersecurity In a Work From Home World Webinar; Lowndes, April 28, 2020

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