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Savannah Liner Avera

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Savannah Liner Avera

Attorney at Law
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Biography

Savannah Liner Avera is an Associate in our Atlanta office, and she protects the rights of clients in health care and cyberspace. She handles aging services litigation and serves on the firm’s Coronavirus Strategic Team that counsels clients on complex matters related to the global pandemic. She represents providers including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and sub-acute facilities in a wide range of liability claims.

As a member of the Data Privacy & Cyber Security team, she handles data transfer, collection, and processing issues for international and U.S.-based clients. With a background in international policy, she advises clients about the implications of international personal data policy compliance and cross-border data transfers on pending transactions. She also advises on cyber insurance coverage and data breach response.

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Before joining HBS as an associate, Savannah was an extern in the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She worked as a 1L Law Clerk for the Long Term Care group at the HBS Atlanta office, and she completed her 2L summer law clerkship in the Office of the Chief Counsel for the Federal Highway Administration.

Savannah earned a Juris Doctor from Emory University, where she was awarded a Pro Bono Medal for her work with the International Humanitarian Law Clinic and Emory Law Veterans Clinic. She served as President of the National Security & Military Law Society, was Founder & President of the Aviation Law Society, and competed in the 2020 Regional Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition.

She also completed a dual Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations and Criminology at Florida State University. She was the organizer of Florida State’s First Annual Amnesty International Human Rights Conference, and she worked as a paralegal at a firm that specialized in Civil Rights.

Savannah is a volunteer judge for the National Peach Bowl Invitational Mock Trial Competition, and she is working on earning her private pilot’s license.

Experience

Savannah Liner Avera represents hospitals, nursing facilities, long-term care centers, and other health care professionals in complex litigation including medical malpractice, general liability, and professional liability. She also serves on the firm’s Coronavirus Strategic Team and counsels clients on mediation and arbitration matters as well as data privacy regulation.

Credentials

ADMITTED

State Courts:

  • Georgia
EDUCATION
  • J.D.: Emory University
  • B.S., International Relations & Affairs: Florida State University
  • B.S., Criminology: Florida State University

Recognition

  • Emory University School of Law Center for Public Service, Pro Bono Medal for 75 hours of pro bono work

In the Press

Not Sneaky Enough: Google Pays $391.5M Privacy Violation Settlement

Written by: Savannah Liner Avera, Esq. Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announced a historic settlement with Google regarding its predatory disregard for users’ location tracking preferences. Google will pay $391.5 million to 40 states in a privacy violation settlement for continuing to track users after opting out of a feature called location history. Background This
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