Chris Dore, a partner at Edelson, PC, the plaintiffs’ firm that brought the law suit discussed in the linked article, was one of our panelists at the 2016 Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference and is planning to speak at the 2017 conference, April 27-28.  The article notes only in passing the innovative theory of liability in the action, that the law firm failed to provide the full value of services promised in its agreements with clients by not taking reasonable measures to secure their data.  Dore and his partners at Edelson have pioneered this theory in part to try and sidestep issues like standing, causation and damages that often foil tort claims in the data security context.

The Johnson & Bell suit, originally filed in April, is unlikely to be the last from class action lawyer Jay Edelson.

Source: Chicago’s Johnson & Bell First US Firm Publicly Named in Data Security Class Action | Legaltech News