The Law Offices of Joseph Malley Nominated 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers Finalist

The Law Offices of Joseph Malley is proud to announce that the firm has been named a 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers finalist by The National Law Journal in the area of Privacy & Data Breach area of law. The other nominees in this area of law are Berger Montague, Gerald Gibbs, and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein—The winners for each category will be announced at the Elite Trial Lawyers event on October 5, 2018, at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Editors and reporters from The National Law Journal and its parent company, ALM, reviewed more than 300 submissions across 23 categories to arrive at its list of finalists. According to The National Law Journal, “the lawyers and law firms selected as finalists have demonstrated exemplary performance in cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs over the last 18 months.”

The nomination criteria included that a firm score at least one significant plaintiffs win between January 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018, and possess an impressive record of success within the past three to five years. A “significant win” means prevailing in a bench or jury trial or in a major settlement in which the stakes are high; for example, a substantial amount of money is involved or the outcome could affect litigation strategy or the results in similar cases. Cases from the Law Offices of Joseph H. Malley’s Data Privacy Federal Class Actions were highlighted in the award submission.

We wish to thank the National Law Journal for this prestigious nomination and congratulate the other nominees.

About The Law Offices of Joseph Malley

Since 2003, our firm has pioneered the emerging field of data privacy law, filing federal class actions against 400+ companies violating consumer’s privacy, most notably, the first case to sue facebook for privacy violations in 2008: Lane v. Facebook, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, Nov 2013. Our litigation exposed the unauthorized tracking of electronic computing devices, (cell phones/computers), involving millions of consumers, resulting in changes to State and Federal laws. While we are proud of our legal accomplishments, we wish our firm’s legacy to be known for our work with National Victims Abuse Groups, providing abuse victims information related to the unauthorized access to DMV records, used by an abuser to re-locate their victim; moreover, our work in the education of minor children. A concept we first envisioned in 2006, while settling our privacy class actions, involved creating educational program trusts to educate children about privacy, albeit, concerns while using computing devices. This program continues to date, funded in excess of $10,000,000, and now implemented by law schools:

Fordham Law School’s Center for Law and Information Policy will announce and release a first-ever curriculum for privacy education geared to middle school students. “The program was financed by a court-approved settlement in the class action lawsuit against NebuAd….Participating schools: Berkeley Law, UC-Irvine, Georgetown, Harvard’s Berkman Center, Idaho, Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy,..andYale.