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Margaret A. Dale

Margaret A. Dale


Margaret Dale is a partner in the Litigation Department. Margaret is a very experienced commercial litigator, and has represented a wide variety of clients in all phases of dispute resolution, including pre-litigation counseling, federal and state court litigation (including appeals), arbitration and mediation. Margaret focuses on complex disputes, with an emphasis on (i) class action defense, (ii) privacy and data security, (iii) intellectual property, (iv) securities and corporate governance, and (v) 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 class action cases, Margaret has defended, among others, financial institutions, consumer product companies, and telecommunications companies. Examples include Leucadia National Corporation, Pershing and T-Mobile.

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4th Time is Not a Charm: Android Users Plead Themselves Out of Court

Finding that the Plaintiffs lacked Article III standing to pursue their case, Google, Inc. (“Google”) won dismissal of the Android users’ putative class action lawsuit after more than three years of litigation.   In re Google Inc. Privacy Policy Litigation, No. 12-01382 (N.D. CA July 15, 2015).   The Android users had claimed that Google violated its … Continue Reading

Attention Retailers: Target Data Breach Ruling Finds Duty Owed to Issuer Banks

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 to Pay Largest TCPA Settlement on Record

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