Alexander Misakian

Alexander Misakian


Alexander Misakian


With a strong focus on data privacy and security, Alexander (Alex) Misakian provides counsel to companies navigating the complex and evolving landscape of state, federal, and international privacy laws and regulations.

Alex’s practice includes advising clients on all aspects of compliance with state, federal, and international data privacy and security laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), and other US State Comprehensive Privacy Laws. In his advisory role, Alex works closely with clients to develop robust cybersecurity frameworks, create compliant privacy policies, and establish comprehensive incident response plans. He is a member of the firm’s Technology Transactions, Cybersecurity, and Privacy Practice Group.

Furthermore, Alex has extensive experience in assisting clients in preparing for and effectively responding to data security breaches. He supports clients from the early stages of investigations to identifying and ensuring compliance with legal notification obligations to affected individuals, as well as state and federal government regulators. Alex has successfully handled a wide range of incidents, including system-wide malware attacks, phishing schemes, ransomware infections, lost or stolen devices, insider misconduct, and misdirected communications spanning across various industries, including financial services, health care, higher education, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, and retail.

Awards and Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch (2020-2024)


  • Member of the Chicago Bar Association Cyber Law & Data Privacy Committee
  • Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Member of the Midwest Cyber Security Alliance (MCSA)

Presentations and Publications

  • Speaker, Managing Cybersecurity/IT Risks in Private Equity and M&A (July 2021)


  • Russian (fluent)
24 January 2024 Innovative Technology Insights

New Jersey Passes Comprehensive Privacy Law to Lead the 2024 Wave of State Privacy Laws

The New Jersey Data Privacy Act goes into effect on January 15, 2025 and has significant differences and similarities to existing state-level privacy protections.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
11 July 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Top Legal Issues Facing the Manufacturing Sector in 2023

As we embark on the second half of 2023, this second annual Manufacturing White Paper examines the business and legal considerations that continue to impact the industry and offers the perspectives and insights of attorneys with deep experience serving as trusted advisors to manufacturing companies.
27 April 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Torc Robotics in Acquisition of Algolux

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Torc Robotics, a pioneer in commercializing self-driving vehicle technology, in closing a strategic transaction to acquire Algolux Inc., an internationally recognized leader in autonomous vehicle perception technology.
26 March 2023 In the News

Aaron Tantleff and Alex Misakian Author Article on Cyber Risks in Aviation

Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Aaron Tantleff and Associate Alex Misakian authored the article “Cyber Risks in Aviation: Navigating Turbulent Skies Ahead,” published by the Cybersecurity Law Report.
20 September 2022 Innovative Technology Insights

California Enacts the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act

The recently-passed CAADCA creates additional data privacy protections for children living in California, with our article outlining the key tenets and new obligations for businesses.