Arriana is an Associate in McDonald Hopkins’ Litigation Department. As part of the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity team, Arriana’s practice focuses on advising clients on proactive data privacy measures and breach prevention strategies and helping companies assess and respond to data privacy and cybersecurity incidents. In addition to her data privacy and cybersecurity practice, Arriana has experience handling complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts.
Prior to joining the firm, Arriana clerked for Justice Michele D. Hotten on the Maryland Supreme Court. As a law clerk for Justice Hotten, Arriana prepared and wrote extensive bench memoranda and drafted numerous written opinions for complex civil and criminal cases.
A graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, Arriana was Comments Editor for the University of Baltimore School of Law’s flagship journal, Law Review, and the Programming Director for the Student Bar Association. Arriana also was a member of the National Moot Court Team and served as the Vice President for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), Arriana participated in the National Moot Court Competition as a national finalist and earned a top oral distinction during the 2021 Regional competition.
During law school, Arriana worked in the Community Development Clinic, where she represented Baltimore-based nonprofit groups and organizations. Arriana also worked as a teaching and research assistant for Professor David Jaros and a teaching assistant for Adjunct Adina N. Amith. She interned with Justice Robert N. McDonald on the Supreme Court of Maryland, and the Hon. Douglas R.M. Nazarian on the Appellate Court of Maryland. Arriana also worked as a summer associate and law clerk for a national construction firm in Washington, D.C.
Arriana earned her B.S.B.A. from Bucknell University, where she played Division I varsity lacrosse and served as Vice President of the school’s Mock Trial Team. Arriana received the David R. Crossgrove Prize upon graduation, which is awarded to a senior pursuing a career in the legal profession, who combines scholastic achievement and campus leadership with a strong code of ethics and a vision of attaining fairness in the legal profession.
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Bucknell University, B.S.B.A.
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- Washington, D.C. (eligible for waiver)