Daniel Girard Appointed to Leadership in the Target Corp. Data Breach Lawsuit

May 22, 2014

Daniel C. Girard has been appointed to the Consumer Cases Steering Committee in the pending class action lawsuit on behalf of customers concerning the Target Corporation customer data security breach.   On May 22, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Paul A. Magnuson entered an order approving Plaintiffs’ proposed leadership structure.

Plaintiffs in the Consumer Cases allege that Target Corporation failed to take reasonable measures to protect its customers’ financial and personal information allowing the cyber thieves to exploit vulnerabilities in Target’s point-of-sale systems to access and extract customer data for resale on the black market.  The Consumer Plaintiffs also allege that Target’s security procedures did not comply with industry standards established by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council.

About Daniel C. Girard

Daniel C. Girard is the founder and managing partner of Gibbs Law Group LLP, where he serves as the firm’s lead litigation counsel. Mr. Girard is nationally recognized as one of the top plaintiff-side lawyers in the United States with an expertise in class actions and complex business litigation including antitrust.  For more than 25 years, he has successfully represented plaintiffs in cases involving shareholder rights, securities, antitrust, consumer, telecommunications, and civil rights laws.

About Gibbs Law Group LLP

Gibbs Law Group LLP is a national litigation firm based in San Francisco and New York representing plaintiffs in class and collective actions in state and federal courts, and in arbitration matters worldwide.  The firm serves individuals, institutions and business clients in cases involving personal injury mass tort, consumer protection, securities, antitrust, and employment laws.  Gibbs Law Group was distinguished as a Tier 1 law firm for plaintiffs’ mass tort and class-action litigation in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” list, an annual survey published in the U.S. News & World Report’s Money Issue.  The National Law Journal (NLJ) named Gibbs Law Group to its elite “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” for 2012, a selection of top U.S. plaintiffs’ firms recognized for wins in high-profile cases.