King & Spalding’s Data, Privacy & Security Practice includes more than 50 lawyers in offices across the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Its team applies a multidisciplinary approach to the myriad statutory and regulatory requirements businesses face when handling—either in gathering, managing, securing, transferring, sharing, selling or disposing of—personal and other sensitive information concerning individuals such as employees, consumers, customers, or patients, in the U.S. and globally. This often entails assisting clients in responding to data security breaches, complying with security breach notice laws, avoiding potential litigation arising out of internal and external data security breaches, and, as necessary, defending litigation.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a national law firm with more than 600 lawyers in 11 offices that represent clients in a broad spectrum of industries. The firms offer a comprehensive range of traditional practices and significant national practices in class actions, products liability and mass torts, corporate and securities, government relations, healthcare, intellectual property, insurance, investment management, private equity, bankruptcy, real estate, energy, environmental, education and communications.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: www.gtlaw.com.
Barry Goheen is a partner in King & Spalding’s Litigation Practice Group, and leads the firm’s privacy litigation practice. He focuses on consumer class actions and data breach and privacy litigation. He has been lead or co-counsel in dozens of class actions and individual cases in all aspects of privacy-related litigation, including actions arising from data breaches, employee background screening, and consumer credit/identity theft such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and its Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act amendment, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
Mr. Goheen has served as lead or co-counsel in over 25 privacy-based class actions in state and federal courts, including over 20 class actions against consumer reporting agency alleging violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act, representing such clients as SunTrust Banks, Shell, Countrywide, Equifax, Bank of America, and Capital One.
Michael's practice focuses on class action litigation, appellate litigation, and customer facing contracts and marketing. He is the senior editor of the firm’s TCPA Blog and is a member of the firm’s Class Action team, TCPA team, and Energy Industry Steering Committee.
Michael defends consumer class actions involving issues such as advertising, labeling, billing, telemarketing, credit reporting and debt collecting. He counsels clients on all aspects of class actions, including removing actions, compelling arbitration, enforcing class action waivers, coordinating multidistrict litigation, enjoining parallel proceedings, striking class action allegations, opposing certification, negotiating settlements, designing notice and claims programs, and defending settlements from objections and attacks. He often writes and speaks about class actions and served as the Chair of the Planning Committee for the American Law Institute’s Forum on Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation.
David Coulson focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and product liability actions. David, was described by Chambers USA as an "experienced and talented commercial litigation specialist" who receives praise for his "excellent courtroom manner" and is "highlighted by sources for his 'analytical ability and knowledge of class action litigation.'” In Florida and other jurisdictions, David has extensive experience successfully defending corporations in class action lawsuits, including trying a bet-the-company class action to a defense verdict. Recently, David defeated a motion to certify a consumer class alleging product defects against a manufacturer, after which he was recognized by the Miami Daily Business Review as the 2016 Most Effective Lawyer for Class Action Litigation. David is a graduate of the University of Miami and Harvard Law School.