Privacy and Information Security Litigation
Privacy and Information Security Litigation
Companies that collect and use consumer data face an increasingly challenging environment and potential to legal exposure, as regulatory bodies and state attorneys general concentrate on enforcement of consumer privacy and data security.  Additionally, plaintiffs’ lawyers are filing more consumer privacy class actions across all sectors, with hefty damage demands.

Our Privacy and Information Security attorneys work at the leading edge of privacy and data security law, guiding companies through dozens of regulatory inquiries and investigations, enforcement actions and litigation brought each year by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and state attorneys general.  Our class action attorneys are known for their integrity while protecting a company’s brand and reputation regarding lawsuits involving consumer protection and data privacy.

In every case, our goal is minimize the risk and to achieve the outcome that makes the most sense for our clients—whether that’s closure of an inquiry or investigation, a favorable negotiated settlement or successful litigation of an enforcement action.

Members of our team have a unique regulatory perspective developed from years of serving with the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.  We have a deep bench of experienced consumer protection litigators, including a former chief counsel to an attorney general who oversaw law enforcement investigations involving consumer protection and data privacy.  Our attorneys enjoy strong relationships and a well-earned reputation for integrity and credibility with attorneys at every level of the FTC and in the offices of state attorneys general.  We also have an impressive record negotiating with state and federal regulators to close investigations amicably, including dozens of cases over the last decade in which we’ve convinced FTC staff not to recommend enforcement action to the Commission.  We’ve also negotiated assurances of voluntary compliance in both single- and multi-state matters brought by state attorneys general.

We serve clients in all types of highly scrutinized industries, including consumer products and retail, hotel and leisure, and financial services, as well as telecommunications, broadband, technology and mobile services.  While our team works with clients facing investigations or litigation related to all kinds of privacy issues, we are especially effective in matters at the intersection of consumer privacy and marketing and advertising, including enforcement actions and consumer class actions involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other telemarketing and consumer privacy laws.

 
 

Overview

Companies that collect and use consumer data face an increasingly challenging environment and potential to legal exposure, as regulatory bodies and state attorneys general concentrate on enforcement of consumer privacy and data security.  Additionally, plaintiffs’ lawyers are filing more consumer privacy class actions across all sectors, with hefty damage demands.

Our Privacy and Information Security attorneys work at the leading edge of privacy and data security law, guiding companies through dozens of regulatory inquiries and investigations, enforcement actions and litigation brought each year by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and state attorneys general.  Our class action attorneys are known for their integrity while protecting a company’s brand and reputation regarding lawsuits involving consumer protection and data privacy.

In every case, our goal is minimize the risk and to achieve the outcome that makes the most sense for our clients—whether that’s closure of an inquiry or investigation, a favorable negotiated settlement or successful litigation of an enforcement action.

Members of our team have a unique regulatory perspective developed from years of serving with the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.  We have a deep bench of experienced consumer protection litigators, including a former chief counsel to an attorney general who oversaw law enforcement investigations involving consumer protection and data privacy.  Our attorneys enjoy strong relationships and a well-earned reputation for integrity and credibility with attorneys at every level of the FTC and in the offices of state attorneys general.  We also have an impressive record negotiating with state and federal regulators to close investigations amicably, including dozens of cases over the last decade in which we’ve convinced FTC staff not to recommend enforcement action to the Commission.  We’ve also negotiated assurances of voluntary compliance in both single- and multi-state matters brought by state attorneys general.

We serve clients in all types of highly scrutinized industries, including consumer products and retail, hotel and leisure, and financial services, as well as telecommunications, broadband, technology and mobile services.  While our team works with clients facing investigations or litigation related to all kinds of privacy issues, we are especially effective in matters at the intersection of consumer privacy and marketing and advertising, including enforcement actions and consumer class actions involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other telemarketing and consumer privacy laws.

Partner
Email (202) 342-8588(202) 342-8588
Dana Rosenfeld chairs the firm’s Privacy and Information Security practice.  A former assistant director of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection and attorney...
Partner
Email (212) 808-5145(212) 808-5145
Jeff Jacobson defends consumer, privacy and securities class actions, and represents media, technology and other companies in general commercial litigation. With nearly two decades in private prac...
Partner
Email (973) 503-5920(973) 503-5920
Joseph Boyle focuses his practice on class actions and commercial litigation.  His experience includes various areas of consumer class action litigation and litigation involving telecommunica...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8544(202) 342-8544
John Heitmann, chair of the Communications practice, counsels wireless, wireline and cable broadband and telephony service providers, and other entities, large and small, international and domesti...
Partner
Email (973) 503-5910(973) 503-5910
Lauri Mazzuchetti’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and consumer-oriented class action defense, representing clients in FTC and state attorneys general investigations and other liti...
Special Counsel
Email (973) 503-5924(973) 503-5924
Vincent Rao is special counsel in the firm’s Parsippany office.  His practice focuses on commercial litigation, consumer-oriented class action defense, intellectual property protection ...