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Chandler Givens

Chandler Givens

Edelson PC

Chicago, IL, USA


CHANDLER GIVENS is an Associate at Edelson PC, where his practice focuses on technology and privacy class actions. His lawsuits have centered on fraudulent software development, unlawful tracking of consumers through mobile devices and computers, illegal data retention, and data breach litigation.

Practice

Chandler leads a team of engineers in investigating complex technological fraud and privacy related violations. His group’s research has lead to cases that have prompted significant reforms to the utility software industry and resulted in tens of millions of dollars to U.S. consumers.

On the privacy litigation front, Chandler plays an instrumental role in applying new technologies to federal and state statutes. His briefing on these issues has helped produce seminal rulings under statutes like the Stored Communications Act and establish data breach jurisprudence favorable to consumers.

Representative Experience

Software Litigation
[Lawsuits’ allegations center on the deceptive programmatic design of software]:

Gross v. Symantec Corp. // Rottner v. AVG Technologies USA, Inc. // Worley v. Avanquest N. Am., Inc. // LaGarde v. Support.com, Inc. // Kulesa v. PC Cleaner, Inc. // Robichaud v. Speedy PC Software // Burchfield v. Corel Corp. // Hall v. Tune Up Corp. // Ledet v. Ascentive, LLC // Drymon v. CyberDefender Corp. // Webb v. Uniblue

Privacy Litigation

Harris v. comScore, Inc. (largest privacy class action every certified on an adversarial basis :: Stored Communications Act / Electronic Communications Privacy Act) // In re Netflix Privacy Litigation (Video Privacy Protection Act) // Cousineau v. Microsoft Corp. (Stored Communications Act) // Resnick v. AvMed, Inc. (precedent-setting data breach litigation).
Other Cases

Nordman v. Airpush (lawsuit alleged that mobile ad network exploited users by leveraging its technology to engineer deceptive advertisements) // Burton v. iYogi (lawsuit alleges that defendant’s computer support services trick consumers into purchasing subscriptions)

Education

Chandler graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he was a research assistant for Cyberlaw Professor Dr. Kevin Ashley, and a judicial extern for the Honorable David S. Cercone of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He received CALI awards for the highest course grades in Negotiations as well as Telecommunications Law. He graduated cum laude from Virginia Tech, with a B.S. in business information technology, and a focus on computer-based decision support systems.

Before joining the legal profession, Chandler worked as a systems analyst. He has also interned at the Virginia Attorney General’s Office as well as the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C.

Public Speaking

A frequent speaker on emerging law and technology issues, Chandler has presented to legal panels and state bar associations on topics ranging from data privacy and security to complex litigation and social media. He has been featured on syndicated radio, quoted in major publications such as Reuters and PCWorld, and been an invited Cyberlaw guest lecturer at his alma mater.

[Selected Speaking Engagements]:

Global Law Forum :: Cybersecurity Law & Policy In-House Summit :: Anticipating and Preparing for Protracted Litigation in the Aftermath of a Data Breach // Washington, DC // Jan. 14, 2014

LSI Technology Law :: Plaintiff's Perspective on the Use of Big Data Class Actions as a Privacy and Security Enforcement Tool, Harris v. Comscore, Inc. and other recent cases // Seattle, WA // Dec. 12, 2013

LSI Litigating Class Actions :: Evolving Issues in Privacy Class Actions // Chicago, IL // Dec. 10, 2013

NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum: State of Litigation: Data Breach Litigation Update // Los Angeles, CA // Oct. 10, 2013

University of Pittsburgh School of Law :: Cyberspace and the Law :: Introduction to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Stored Communications Act // Pittsburgh, PA // Fall 2013

NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum: State of Litigation: Data Breach & Coverage Litigation Update // Philadelphia, PA // June 6, 2013

University of Pittsburgh School of Law :: Cyberspace and the Law :: Introduction to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Stored Communications Act // Pittsburgh, PA // Spring 2013

Defending Privacy and Behavioral Advertising Class Action Suits 2013: What Every Litigator and In-House Lawyer Needs to Know // San Francisco, CA // Jan. 22, 2013

Privacy Class Actions: Is Your Personal Information Ever Safe? // Chicago, IL // Oct. 4, 2012

The Milt Rosenberg Show :: WGN Radio 720 :: Social Networking and Privacy // Chicago, IL // Feb. 6, 2012

Hot Topics in Privacy Law :: Developments in Civil Litigation of Privacy Law // Chicago, IL // Nov. 16, 2011

Publications

"Pardon the Disruption," Thomson Reuters Legal Blog, Nov. 7, 2013 through present.

ALM's Internet Law & Strategy, “Key Privacy Law Developments in 2013” (forthcoming

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