DAVID I. MINDELL is a Partner at Edelson PC where he helps direct a team of attorneys and engineers in investigating and litigating cases involving complex tech fraud and privacy violations. His team’s research has led to lawsuits involving the fraudulent development, marketing and sale of computer software, unlawful tracking of consumers through mobile-devices and computers, unlawful collection, storage, and dissemination of consumer data, mobile-device privacy violations, large-scale data breaches, and the Bitcoin industry. On the other side, David also serves as a consultant to a variety of emerging technology companies.
Representative Plaintiffs’ Class Actions:
- Counsel in cases alleging that major players in the Bitcoin industry defrauded consumers. See Greene, et al v. MtGox Inc., et al., No. 14-cv-01437 (N.D. Ill.); Hussein v. Coinabul, LLC, et al., No. 14-cv-05735 (N.D. Ill.).
- Investigated and litigated cases alleging the deceptive design and sale of computer software. See Gross v. Symantec Corp., et al., No. 12-cv-00154 (N.D. Cal.); Rottner v. AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o., et al., No. 12-cv-10920 (D. Mass.); Boyd v. Avanquest North America, Inc., No. 12-cv-04391 (N.D. Cal.); Beaton v. SpeedyPC Software, No. 13-cv-08389 (N.D. Ill.); Hall v. TuneUp Corporation, No. 13-cv-01804 (N.D. Ill.); Yencha v. ZeoBIT LLC, No. 14-cv-00578 (W. Penn.).
- Counsel in precedent-setting lawsuits that have shaped the legal landscape in privacy and data breach-related litigation. See Resnick, et al. v. AvMed, Inc., No. 10-cv-24513 (S.D. Fla.) (precedent-setting data breach litigation); In re LinkedIn User Privacy Litig., No. 12-cv-3088 (N.D. Cal.) (same); Harris, et al. v. comScore, Inc., No. 11-cv-5807 (N.D. Ill.) (certified class action accusing Internet analytics company of improper data collection practices).
- His research has also resulted in lawsuits against well-known tech companies for allegedly defrauding consumers into paying for products or services without authorization. See Atanasov v. GoLive! Mobile, LLC, et al., No. 2013-CH-08460 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cnty, Ill.) (Plaintiff claimed that mobile ad network exploited users by leveraging its technology to engineer deceptive advertisements); Burton v. iYogi, Inc., No. 13-cv-06926 (S.D.N.Y.) (Plaintiff alleges that iYogi’s computer support services trick consumers into purchasing subscriptions).
- David’s research has also led to cases against tech companies alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. See Sterk v. Path, Inc., No. 13-cv-02330 (N.D. Ill.); Goodman, et al. v. Hangtime, Inc., No. 14-cv-01022 (N.D. Ill.); Coffman v. Glide Talk, Ltd., No. 13-cv-05190 (N.D. Ill.).
Representative Corporate Consulting:
- Advise tech companies on a variety of legal and strategic business-related issues, including how to handle and protect consumer data.
- Consult with start-ups on a host of issues, including formation of business plans and corporate entities.
- Consulted with a healthcare start-up, including help with product development and launch.
Teaching and Public Speaking:
- Adjunct Professor of Law, Cyber Fraud and Privacy Class Actions. Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2017.
- David has also been asked to speak to a wide range of audiences about his investigations and practice.
David attended the James Madison College at Michigan State University and graduated cum laude from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
While in law school, David was a research assistant for University of Chicago Law School Kauffman and Bigelow Fellow, Matthew Tokson, and for the predominate cyber-security professor, Hank Perritt at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. David’s research included cyberattack and denial of service vulnerabilities of the Internet, intellectual property rights, and privacy-related issues.
Prior to joining Edelson PC, David co-founded several tech, real estate, and hospitality-related ventures, including a tech startup that was acquired by a well-known International corporation within its first three years.Read More