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Data Privacy and Information Security

We are one of the leading firms in the country in the developing field of data privacy litigation. We regularly assist clients that have been victimized by computer data breaches. We also counsel entities that have experienced such breaches in managing such incidents, and we defend merchants and their banks who are sued in the wake of such incidents by consumers, banks that have issued credit cards, state attorneys general, or other parties. Our attorneys who practice in this area combine their skills as experienced and practical litigators with substantive knowledge of privacy and information security law.

Our litigation efforts for our clients have produced some of the leading decisions in the nation and have helped to define the standards that courts are applying in the rapidly evolving area of data privacy litigation. Our cases have addressed many issues of first impression – such as standing to sue, the existence of cognizable injury, causation, and the ability of plaintiffs to expand traditional common law claims, or defined statutory causes of action, to encompass novel claims arising from large-scale data breaches. In a number of cases, our efforts have resulted in dismissal of the claims asserted against our clients. Our experience includes the successful defense of dozens of class actions around the country, consolidation through the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and the defeat of class certification.