Cybersecurity & Privacy Group Of The Year: Robbins Geller

By Ben Kochman (December 10, 2020, 3:49 PM EST) -- Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP helped win initial approval of a $650 million, all-cash settlement on behalf of Illinois residents bringing biometric privacy claims against Facebook, landing the firm a place among Law360's 2020 Cybersecurity & Privacy Groups of the Year.

The California-based plaintiffs firm, along with co-counsel at Labaton Sucharow LLP and Edelson PC, struck a deal with Facebook in January, on the eve of a trial that could have exposed Facebook to billions of dollars in damages if the tech giant was found to have violated Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act with its face-scanning "tag" suggestion feature.

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