Anthony Pierce

Anthony Pierce

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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New Trade Secret Protections to Become Law

After several years of consideration of possible civil federal trade secret legislation in Congress, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (S. 1890) passed with significant bipartisan support in the Senate on April 4, 2016...more

4/29/2016 - Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Economic Espionage Act Obama Administration

Is Your Privilege On Target? Lessons in Protecting Privilege from the Target Data Breach

The Target data breach has been the source of countless discussions of what to do and what not to do following a data breach. A recent ruling from the federal district court overseeing the consumer class action provides...more

11/30/2015 - Attorney-Client Privilege Class Action Data Breach Discovery Litigation Privilege Target Verizon

Supreme Court Hears Argument in Spokeo, a Case That Could Impact Many Statutory-Damages Class Actions

Article III of the U.S. Constitution extends the federal judicial power only to “Cases” and “Controversies.” The Supreme Court has long held that no case or controversy exists unless the party invoking federal jurisdiction...more

11/24/2015 - Article III FCRA Injury-in-Fact SCOTUS Spokeo v Robins

3rd Circuit Affirms FTC’s Cybersecurity Oversight

If you read one thing: - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) secured a major appellate victory in its quest to challenge lax corporate cybersecurity practices - In light of the 3rd Circuit’s decision,...more

9/1/2015 - Appeals Cybersecurity Data Breach Enforcement Actions FTC FTC Act FTC v Wyndham Hotels Section 5 Security and Privacy Controls Strategic Enforcement Plan Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices Wyndham

7th Circuit Opens Door to Data Breach Class Actions

On July 20, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued an opinion that could dramatically change the class action landscape for companies that are victims of hackers. In Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Gp., the 7th...more

7/31/2015 - Appeals Clapper v. Amnesty International Class Action Data Breach Debit and Credit Card Transactions Neiman Marcus Popular Retailers Risk Mitigation Standing

Supreme Court to Consider Constitutional Limits on Statutory-Damages Suits

On Monday, April 27, 2015, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an important constitutional case that could dramatically limit the viability of class action lawsuits claiming millions or billions of dollars in statutory damages...more

4/28/2015 - Corporate Counsel

Target Settles Consumer Data Breach Class Action for $10 Million

On Thursday, just three months after a district court judge in Minnesota denied Target’s motion to dismiss the consumer class action following the retailer’s massive 2013 data breach, the court granted preliminary approval of...more

3/26/2015 - Class Action Data Breach Retailers Settlement Target

Energy & Commerce Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Data Security and Breach Notification; FTC Releases “Internet of Things” Report

Tuesday, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held its first hearing of the 114th Congress, entitled “What Are the Elements of Sound Data Breach Legislation?”...more

1/28/2015 - Breach Notification Rule Congressional Investigations & Hearings Data Breach Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Popular

Malvertising: Senate Committee Releases Report

Terms like “web security” and “data breach” are now familiar to most Americans in light of recent, significant issues with the websites and databases of some large U.S. companies. But web security encompasses more than just...more

6/13/2014 - Advertising Cybersecurity Data Breach Email FTC Legislative Agendas Malware Online Advertisements

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