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Christopher L. Dore

Partner

I graduated with a degree in Legal Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara, received my Master’s degree magna cum laude from the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (located in Onati, Spain), and received my J.D. magna cum laude from the John Marshall Law School. I direct new case development for the firm, with an emphasis on emerging consumer technology and privacy issues.

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Curriculum Vitae

CHRISTOPHER L. DORE is a Partner at Edelson PC where he focuses his practice on emerging consumer technology and privacy issues.

 

Chris is the Partner-in-Charge of Edelson’s Case Development & Investigations Group. His team investigates complex technological fraud and privacy related violations, including fraudulent software and hardware, undisclosed tracking of online consumer activity, illegal data retention, and large-scale commercial data breaches. In the privacy space, Chris plays an active role in applying older federal and state statutes to new technologies. He has been appointed class counsel in multiple class actions, including one of the largest settlements under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, ground-breaking issues in the mobile phone industry and fraudulent marketing, as well as consumer privacy. Chris has been asked to appear on television, radio, and in national publications to discuss consumer protection and privacy issues, as well as asked to lecture at his alma mater on the class action practice.

 

Chris received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School, his M.A. in Legal Sociology from the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (located in Onati, Spain), and his B.A. in Legal Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Chris also serves on the Illinois Bar Foundation, Board of Directors.

 

Representative Plaintiffs’ Class Actions:

  • In Re: Vizio, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation (MDL No. 2693) (N.D. Cal.)
  • Carlo Licata v. Facebook, Inc. (15-cv-03748) (N.D. Cal.)
  • Dickey v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (15-cv-4922) (N.D. Cal.)
  • Ross v. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (15-cv-02006) (N.D. Ill.)
  • Hunter v. Lenovo, Inc. (15-cv-00819) (N.D. Cal.)
  • Cole v. Gene by Gene Ltd (14-cv-00004) (D. Ak.)
  • Greene v. MtGox, Inc. (14-cv-01437) (N.D. Ill.)
  • Kolinek v. Walgreen Co. (13-cv-04806) (N.D. Ill.)
  • Hopwood v. Nuance Communications, Inc., (13-cv-02132) (N.D. Cal.)
  • Haught v Motorola Mobility, Inc. (12-cv-02515) (N.D. Ill.)
  • Pimental v Google Inc. (11-cv-02585) (N.D. Cal.)
  • Espejo v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc. (11-cv-08987) (N.D. Ill.)
  • Dunstan v. comScore, Inc. (11-cv-05807) (N.D. Ill.)
  • Kramer v Autobytel, Inc. (10-cv-02722) (N.D. Cal.)
  • Robins v. Spokeo, Inc. (10-cv-05306) (C.D. Cal.)

 

Teaching:

  • Guest Lecturer at the John Marshall Law School, Complex Litigation (2011-2015)
  • Guest Lecturer at the University of Minnesota Law School (Spring 2016)

 

Media:

  • TV and radio appearances include interviews on CNBC’s Power Lunch, NPR, among other national and regional programs. Publication appearances include the New York Times, USA Today, Law360, and the National Law Journal, among others.

 

Public Speaking:

  • Panelist, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference (April 2016) (Cleveland)
  • Panelist, King & Spalding 2016 Cybersecurity & Privacy Summit (April 2016) (Atlanta)
  • Panelist, American Bar Association’s National Institute on Cybersecurity (February 2016) (New York)
  • Panelist, American Conference Institute’s Cyber Security and Data Privacy & Protection (January 2016) (Washington, D.C.)
  • Dialogue Leader and Panelist, Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability, Annual Meeting (December 2015) (Scottsdale)
  • Panelist, NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum (June 2-3, 2015 (Philadelphia)
  • Dialogue Leader and Panelist, Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability, Mid-Year Meeting (June 2015) (Miami)
  • Panelist, Georgetown Law Cybersecurity Law Institute (May 2015) (Washington, D.C.)
  • Panelist, Cybersecurity Summit (April 2015) (Atlanta)
  • Panelist, South Florida Privacy and Data Security Law Summit (March 2015) (Miami)
  • Panelist, HarrisMartin’s Data Breach Litigation Conference (March 2015) (San Diego) 

 

Publications:

  • Contributing Drafter, Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability, Data Security Compendium (2015)
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