Eric Gibbs, Daniel Girard, and David Berger will share insights on emerging issues in privacy and data breach litigation at an upcoming day-long panel presented by HB Litigation Conferences on February 11, 2016 in San Francisco.
Daniel Girard has been appointed by a Washington D.C. federal court judge to serve as lead counsel in consolidated national litigation against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”), OPM’s Director, OPM’s Chief Information Officer, and KeyPoint Government Solutions, in a case concerning a data breach announced in June 2015.
Girard Gibbs LLP founder Eric Gibbs has been appointed by a New York federal court judge to serve on a two-person Executive Committee in consolidated national litigation against Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its parent company Lifetime Healthcare, Inc. concerning a customer data breach announced by the company in early September 2015.
On January 21, 2016, the Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) launched a new whistleblower website, www.whistleblower.gov, which contains materials that educate the public about the CFTC whistleblower program, allows users to submit tips about potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), and apply for monetary awards. The new website also contains details about whistleblower rights and protections, including access to the rules and regulations governing the CFTC’s whistleblower program.
Girard Gibbs LLP founding partner Daniel Girard has been invited by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies to speak at the San Francisco session of a 13-city series of programs on the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 16, 26, and 37.
On December 18, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Watson appointed Eric Gibbs and David Stein to serve as Interim Co-Lead Counsel in consolidated litigation against Honda alleging that a redesign of the 2015 CR-V for fuel efficiency resulted in severe vehicle vibrations.
On December 8, 2015, the U.S. Panel on Multidistrict Litigation filed an Order to consolidate more than 450 Volkswagen diesel emissions class action lawsuits filed nationwide into the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer will preside over the litigation.
Gibbs Law Group LLP attorneys will present at the 25th Annual Spring CLE Meeting for the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s (TIPS) Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee (TTEL). The conference will be held April 7 through 9 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.
Girard Gibbs partner Dena Sharp has been invited by Bloomberg BNA to speak on the recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in a webinar entitled “Amending the Federal Rules: Intended and Unintended Consequences.” The webinar will air on Tuesday, December 8th at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET. Ms. Sharp will present alongside Hon. Craig B. Shaffer, Hon. Ronald J. Hedges, Thomas Y. Allman, Kenneth J. Withers, and Ariana J. Tadler.