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. Margaret is an author of the chapter titled “Recognition & Enforcement of Judgments” in Proskauer on International Litigation and Arbitration, a comprehensive e-book collecting Proskauer’s practical and strategic experience advising and representing clients in international commercial and regulatory matters, and she regularly updates the chapter titled “Admissibility Issues in Commercial Cases” in the treatise Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts. Margaret maintains an active pro bono practice, and is currently working on a number of projects. She proudly serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for Family Representation, a not-for-profit corporation, whose mission is to enable families to live together safely, and to keep children out of foster care. Margaret is also a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Center for Juvenile Justice, which seeks to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18.
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