Cybersecurity Co-head Douglas Meal is The American Lawyer’s “Litigator of the Week”

Practices: Privacy & Cybersecurity, Appellate & Supreme Court

Co-head of the privacy & cybersecurity practice Douglas Meal was named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer on June 8 for his team’s appellate win for LabMD against the Federal Trade Commission on June 6. At the urging of Ropes & Gray, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated the FTC’s order against LabMD, which arose from the first ever FTC adjudication that a company’s data security practices are “unfair” under the FTC Act. The decision will have significant implications for data security regulatory enforcement and litigation. In The American Lawyer article, Mr. Meal details some of the strategies that led his team to success.

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