What do you do?
I routinely help companies defeat cases threatening to impose billions of dollars in liability under consumer data and privacy protection statutes. I have also advised companies on mitigating the risk of these types of lawsuits by adopting best practices.
What drew you to your area of practice?
I was drawn to the field of data based on a matter that I successfully handled for Dun & Bradstreet as a young associate – a class action lawsuit based on credit reporting data. I was intrigued by the intersection of law and privacy, especially in a world where the volume of information that is being shared and stored over the internet is growing by the day.
Most recently, I obtained decertification of a long-running class action lawsuit brought against Yahoo! alleging misuse of consumer telephone records, and secured a summary judgment victory for Vroom in a putative class action brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
What do you do to relax?
When I’m not litigating big data issues, I enjoy spending time outdoors, unplugged, with my wife and three children.
My favourite place for a cup is G&B Coffee, at the recently revived Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles.