CHRISTOPHER L. DORE is a Partner at Edelson PC where he oversees the firm’s investigative and case development team.
In the privacy and technology space, Chris oversees the case development group’s “internal lab of computer forensic engineers and tech-savvy lawyers,” which investigates issues related to “fraudulent software and hardware, undisclosed tracking of online consumer activity and illegal data retention,” among numerous other technology related issues facing consumers. Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice Group of the Year, (Law360, January 2019). The case development group is responsible for some of the most ground breaking and advanced privacy, security, and technology class actions of the last decade.
Representative Privacy & Technology Cases:
- Dickey v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., No. 15-cv-4922 (N.D. Cal.).
- In re Facebook Biometric Info. Privacy Litig., 326 F.R.D. 535 (N.D. Cal. 2018).
- Robins v. Spokeo, Inc. 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016).
- Birchmeier et al. v. Caribbean Cruise Line Inc., et al., No. 12-cv-4069 (N.D. Ill.).
- Zak v. Bose Corp., No.1:17-cv-02928 (N.D. Ill.).
- Greene, et al. v. MtGox, Inc., et al., No. 14-cv-01437 (N.D. Ill.).
- Kater v. Churchill Downs, Inc., No. 15-cv-00612, 2018 WL 5734656 (W.D. Wash. Nov. 2, 2018).
- Benson v. Double Down Interactive, LLC, No. 18-cv-00525 (W.D. Wash.).
- Cole v. Gene by Gene, Ltd., No. 1:14-cv-00004-SLG (D. Alaska).
- In re: Marriott International, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2879 (D. Maryland).
- Porath v. Logitech Inc., No. 18-cv-03091 (N.D. Cal.).
Chris also works on the development of the firm’s mass tort and mass action matters, including representing (1) thousands of former football players suffering from the long-term effects of concussive and sub-concussive hits; (2) hundreds of families who lost their homes, businesses, and even loved ones in the “Camp Fire” that ravaged Northern California in November 2018; and (3) thousands of consumers exposed to toxic chemicals in their drinking water.
Chris also led the investigation of a first of its kind class action alleging that a prominent club volleyball program committed fraud by concealing the owner and head coach’s history of sexually abusing teenage girls in his care. This case has been described as “a ‘blueprint’ for sex abuse cases against caregivers” (Bloomberg, January 2019).
Representative Mass Tort & Mass Action Cases:
- In re: Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n Single School/Single Sport Concussion Litig., No. 16-cv-8727, MDL No. 2492 (N.D. Ill.).
- Adams, et al. v. BRG Sports, Inc., No. 17-cv-08544 (N.D. Ill.).
- Burnett et al. v. PG&E Corp. et al., No. CGC-18-571849 (S.F. Sup. Dec. 5, 2018).
- Jackson v. The 3M Company, No. 19-cv-00167 (W.D. Wash.).
- Mullen v. GLV, Inc,. et al., No. 18-cv-01465 (N.D. Ill.).
Chris additionally helps run the firm’s Public Client and Government Affairs group where he represents state Attorneys General, counties, and cities in high-stakes litigation and investigations involving consumer protection, information security and privacy violations, the opioid crisis, and other areas of enforcement that protect government interests and vulnerable communities.
Representative Public Client Cases:
- City of Chicago and People of Illinois, ex rel. Kimberly M. Foxx, State’s Attorney of Cook County, Ill. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., No. 17-CH-15594 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cty., Ill.).
- People of the State of Illinois, ex rel. Kimberly M. Foxx, State’s Attorney of Cook County, Ill. v. Facebook, Inc., et al., No. 18-cv-02667 (N.D. Ill.).
- The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 et al. v. Purdue Pharma LP, et al., No. 2019-CH-01548 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cty, Ill.).
- Village of Melrose Park et al. v. McKesson Corporation et al., No. 18-op-46312 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cty, Ill.).
- City of Harvey et al. v. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al., No. 18-op-46335.
- Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency et al. v. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al., No. 18-op-46210 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cty, Ill.).
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.
- Guest Lecturer at the John Marshall Law School, Complex Litigation (2011-2015).
- Guest Lecturer at the University of Minnesota Law School (Spring 2016).
- TV and radio appearances include interviews on CNBC’s Power Lunch, NPR, NBC News, among other national and regional programs. Chris has appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, Law360, and the National Law Journal, among others.
- 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).
- Contributing Drafter, Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability, Data Security Compendium (2015).