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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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Business Judgment Rule Dooms Home Depot Data Breach Shareholder Derivative Suit

Large-scale corporate data breaches have unfortunately become increasingly common events, posing a variety of challenges to the companies that suffer them. A few weeks ago, a district court in Georgia dismissed one of the first shareholder derivative actions that challenged the adequacy of a corporation’s data-breach prevention strategy. While that court held that the business judgment rule shielded the company’s actions, it remains to be seen whether that position … Continue Reading