Risa S. Katz-Albert, CIPP/US
Roanoke, VA
office 540.512.1835
mobile 540.588.2611
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Ms. Katz-Albert's primary areas of practice are litigation, data privacy, and Title IX investigations.


  • Colorado College, B.A., Anthropology, cum laude, 2012
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Certificate: Harvard VPAL Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age (Fall 2021)


  • Advising clients on data privacy law matters, including incident response, policy development and drafting, and negotiating and drafting contract provisions relating to privacy
  • Serving as Title IX Investigator, developing investigation plans and conducting thorough and unbiased investigations into alleged gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct
  • Advising and representing clients in commercial litigation, including creditors' rights, landlord-tenant matters, regulatory compliance issues, contract disputes, insurance defense, estate disputes and administration, and products liability and other insurance defense
  • Representing clients in family law matters, primarily in actions for divorce, support, and equitable distribution
  • Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Campbell County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Judicial Extern, 23rd Judicial Circuit

Family Law Litigation Technology


  • Named in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Family Law


  • Virginia Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia



  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Roanoke Chapter, Virginia Women Attorney Association
  • Bar Grader, Virginia Bar Exam
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals


Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “Privacy, The Final Frontier: Exploring Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act,” Spring Sections Seminar, Corporate & Commercial Litigation Section, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, May 2021

Community Involvement

  • Blue Ridge Literacy Board of Directors
  • Twin Valleys Roller Derby Board of Directors

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