Margaret Dale is a partner in the Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, including class action defense, as well as intellectual property, privacy and data security, corporate governance litigation, securities litigation, and regulatory and internal investigations. She also represents and counsels clients in art law matters. In addition, she is the head of the firm's eDiscovery Practice Group. In that role, she regularly consults on issues relating to eDiscovery, including the timing of and need for litigation holds, developing discovery plans, and managing and defending those plans. Margaret has successfully litigated complex cases for a long list of notable corporate clients, including Ares Capital, BNY Mellon, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, FIFA, the Keith Haring Foundation, Leucadia National Corporation, MoMA, and Pershing.
The Court hearing the Target data security breach litigation issued a ruling on December 2, 2014, largely denying Target’s motion to dismiss the Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint in the Financial Institutions Cases. In his decision, Judge Magnuson found that Target owed the issuer banks a duty to protect customer data from hackers, a determination that… Continue Reading
Capital One Financial Corp. (“Capital One”) and three collection agencies have agreed to pay one of the largest settlement amounts in history — $75.5 million — to end a consolidated class action lawsuit alleging that the companies used an automated dialer to call customers’ cellphones without consent in violation of the twenty-two-year-old Telephone Consumer Protection… Continue Reading