Lowey Dannenberg has become a leader in the burgeoning data breach litigation field, filing some of the most nuanced and cutting-edge class actions on behalf of consumers and financial institutions, including those affecting tens of millions of customers across the hospitality, healthcare, and retail industries. Courts have recognized these skills, appointing Lowey Dannenberg’s attorneys as interim class counsel in several recent data breach class actions.
Since its founding in 1967, Lowey Dannenberg has represented consumers and financial institutions in complex class actions, recovering billions of dollars on their behalf.
Lowey Dannenberg represents consumers and financial institutions who are victims of data breaches in the following areas:
• Payment Card (Credit or Debit Card) Data Breaches
• Healthcare Data Breaches (i.e., Protected Health Information (ePHI))
• Social Security Number Data Breaches
• Driver’s License Number Data Breaches (i.e., Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) Litigation)
• Malware Attacks
• Ransomware Attacks
• Credential Stuffing
• Phishing Schemes
• “Dark Web” Data Leaks
Frasco v. Flo Health, Inc
And in Pennsylvania, Lowey Dannenberg’s successful lawyering led to the first Pennsylvania federal court decision (In re Rutter’s Inc. Data Security Breach Litigation, Case No. 20-cv-00382 (M.D. Pa.) to recognize a company’s duty to safeguard credit and debit card information in its possession.
Christian Levis heads Lowey Dannenberg’s privacy practice group and has served as co-lead counsel in several prominent actions resulting in more than $300 million recovered on behalf of individuals. An avid computer programmer with experience developing both iOS and Android apps, Mr. Levis has extensive experience litigating privacy class actions against some of the largest technology companies in the world.
Mr. Levis currently leads the prosecution in In re Google Assistant Priv. Litig., No. 5:19-cv-04286 (N.D. Cal.), a class action on behalf of Google Assistant Enabled Device users whose conversations were obtained by Google, LLC and shared with third parties without users’ consent, and Wesch v. Yodlee, No. 3:20-cv-05991 (N.D. Cal), another data privacy action alleging defendant collected and disclosed the sensitive financial information of tens of millions of individuals without their consent. Mr. Levis also serves as court appointed co-lead counsel in Frasco v. Flo Health, Inc., No. 3:21-cv-00757-JD (N.D. Cal.), alleging that Meta Platforms, Inc., Google LLC, Flurry, Inc., and Flo Health, Inc. intruded on the privacy rights of women by collecting app users’ medical information (including menstrual and fertility data) without consent. Other prominent actions include USAA Data Security Litigation, No. 21-cv-05813 (S.D.N.Y.) and Barr v. Drizly, LLC, Case No. 20-CV-11492 (D. Mass.).
Mr. Levis is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession and is an expert in the use of analytics and technology-assisted document review in large class actions. Mr. Levis was selected as a Rising Star in the 2021 and 2022 editions of Super Lawyers.
Anthony Christina is a key member of Lowey Dannenberg’s privacy team and has helped achieve substantial recoveries on behalf of wronged consumers. Mr. Christina litigates Wesch v. Yodlee, No. 3:20-cv-05991 (N.D. Cal) and In re USAA Data Security Litigation, No. 21-cv-05813 (S.D.N.Y.), both involving unique claims under the California Anti-Phishing Act and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, respectively.
Mr. Christina was selected as a Rising Star in the 2021, 2022, and 2023 editions of Super Lawyers.
Amanda Fiorilla is one of the founding members of the firm’s privacy and data breach practices and is well-versed in the unique issues arising in these types of cases. Ms. Fiorilla plays an integral role in several privacy class actions litigating against many large technology companies, including in Frasco v. Flo Health, Inc., No. 3:21-cv-00757-JD (N.D. Cal.) and Wesch v. Yodlee, No. 3:20-cv-05991 (N.D. Cal).
She, along with other members of the firm’s privacy group, serve as co-lead counsel in In re USAA Data Security Litigation, No. 21-cv-05813 (S.D.N.Y.). Their efforts resulted in one of the first decisions of its kind to sustain Drivers Privacy Protection Act claims arising out of an insurance company’s auto-populate feature that disclosed consumers’ private motor vehicle records to hackers and other unwanted third parties. Ms. Fiorilla was part of the team who successfully litigated Barr v. Drizly, LLC, Case No. 20-CV-11492 (D. Mass.), resulting in a multi-million-dollar settlement on behalf of millions of consumers impacted by the mishandling of their data.
Ms. Fiorilla is a zealous advocate and her ability to successfully navigate novel issues of law and fact are particularly useful in litigation involving new and emerging technologies. Ms. Fiorilla was selected as a Rising Star in the 2022 edition of Super Lawyers.
Rachel Kesten is a member of Lowey Dannenberg’s privacy practice and play an integral role in several class actions against some of the largest technology corporations in the world, including Google LLC, Meta Platforms, Inc., and TikTok, Inc. She actively litigates Frasco v. Flo Health, Inc., No. 3:21-cv-00757-JD (N.D. Cal.) and Wesch v. Yodlee, No. 3:20-cv-05991 (N.D. Cal), playing and an instrumental role in the team’s successful defeat of defendants’ motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment, respectively.
Our attorneys can assist you with evaluating your claims when you are a victim of a data breach. This evaluation is free and of no cost to you. We only receive a legal fee if we file a case on your behalf and are able to recover compensation for you.