Jonathan Macklem, Partner, Christian & Small LLP to Speak at TKG’s Standing in Data Breach Class Actions: What the Future Holds

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jonathan Macklem, Partner, Christian & Small LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: Standing in Data Breach Class Actions: What the Future Holds LIVE Webcast. End Quote
  • Jersey City, NJ (1888PressRelease) July 07, 2017 - This event is scheduled for Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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    About Jonathan Macklem
    Jon Macklem is an experienced corporate attorney who represents and advises clients on a broad range of legal matters – representing businesses and professionals in litigation in Alabama and across the Southeast. He regularly defends clients in complex contractual and business tort proceedings involving director/officer liability issues, shareholder disagreements, as well as, employment-related matters. Jon has successfully tried a number of lawsuits to favorable judgment, from jury trials involving intricate business dealings to employment matters – while also playing a vital role in a number of arbitrations involving construction, D&O, and commercial matters.

    In recent years, an increasing focus of Jon's practice has been in the area of privacy and data breach litigation. Jon is currently defending a number of corporations in cyber liability and data breach lawsuits, ranging from a breach only involving a few dozen individuals to a multi-district litigation matter involving other seven million potential claimants. In addition to litigation, Jon regularly advises clients on compliance and best practices as it relates to data protection.

    About Christian & Small LLP
    Christian & Small represents a diverse clientele throughout the Southeast and the nation with clients ranging from individuals and closely held businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. By matching highly experienced lawyers with specific client needs, Christian & Small develops innovative, effective and efficient solutions for clients in the areas of business and litigation.

    Event Synopsis:
    With today’s relentless sophistication and proliferation of large-scale data breaches, more companies envision consumer class actions to be the next significant trend in litigation. One of the threshold challenges plaintiffs must overcome in data breach class actions is establishing Article III standing to sue in federal court. In past years, data breach cases were often dismissed by the federal courts due to lack of standing. Recently, data breach plaintiffs are encountering greater success in meeting the threshold standing requirements. The federal courts, however, have not been uniform in applying standing principles. As a result, standing issues in data breach consumer class actions, along with confounding results from various courts, will continue to loom over the heads of companies.

    Thus, it is imperative for companies to understand the current data breach climate and to learn how to ward off possible litigation risks.

    In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends and critical issues surrounding data breach class actions. Speakers will share helpful insights on how to analyze standing issues in these cases and will offer best practices on how to implement effective data privacy policies to minimize potential liabilities while ensuring compliance with applicable laws.

    Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
    • Understanding the Current Data Breach Climate
    • Standing and the Injury-in-fact Requirement
    • Notable Cases and Recent Court Decisions
    • Key Issues, Considerations, and Trends
    • Litigation Risks, Liabilities, and Settlement Costs

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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