Beyond Standing: Economic Experts In Breach Class Actions


Michael Kheyfets, a partner at Edgeworth, discusses emerging trends in data breach and privacy litigation in the article “Beyond Standing: Economic Experts In Breach Class Actions” in Law360.

In his discussion, he examines the recent experience of Anthem, Inc, to show how the announcement of a breach can quickly turn into a class action complaint. Mr. Kheyfets highlights a sample of claims and damages theories from the case, including considerations of PII and PHI theft and the cost of responding to the breach, where the analysis from an economic expert would be critical for the assessment of issues relating to class certification and damages.

To learn more read “Beyond Standing: Economic Experts In Breach Class Actions.”



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