Privacy & CP Group Of The Year: Covington & Burling

Law360, Chicago (January 16, 2013, 7:00 PM EST) -- Covington & Burling LLP's privacy and data protection practice group secured a victory for LinkedIn Corp. last year by scoring the dismissal of a putative class action that accused the online networking site of transmitting user IDs to third parties, work that helped land the firm a spot among Law360's Privacy Practice Groups of the Year.

A California federal court granted LinkedIn's dismissal bid in that case in November 2011, finding that the plaintiff, who claimed the company sent usernames as part of a URL referrer...
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