Big breaches happen.  Litigation follows. How do you resolve these claims? Do you know the new rules?

Google. Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. Amazon. Yahoo! Their value comes from the information they gather on each of us, either data we provide or data they collect without our knowledge. There is nothing free about the web. Even weather.com‘s value comes from knowing where we are at a point in time. Yahoo! was one of the first services we all considered free because they didn‚Äôt send us a bill. But our data went right to advertisers.

Cyber criminals are more innovative than ever. Any organization that stores information of value Рand that’s about every organization Рis subject to breach, exfiltration, ransomware theft of information, which is the currency of the 21st Century.

Join John Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan, who is on the front line of the Yahoo! data breach class action settlement*, one of the biggest breaches in history impacting the data of 2.9 million users affected. With John is a leading woman entrepreneur, Mary Frantz, founder of Enterprise Knowledge Partners and an expert in IT Strategy, eDiscovery, Compliance, Enterprise Risk, Information Security and Enterprise Architecture. 

* The second proposed Yahoo! settlement, currently under review in the chambers of U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California, reads, in part:¬† ‚ÄúThe Amended Settlement Agreement not only provides the biggest common fund ever obtained in a data breach case ($117,500,000.00), it materially moves the benchmarks on: The individual claim cap ($25,000), the amount of lost time that can be reimbursed (15 hours), the minimum rate at which such time is compensated ($25.00/hour), and alternative compensation for those already having credit monitoring ($100, up to full retail value of $358.80).”

What you will learn from this webinar: 

1.    The details of the new requirements for seeking approval of a settlement under Rule 23 and the rules now in place in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
2.    How best to approach these new requirements which are making their way across the country.
3.    What not to do and what not to assume when seeking court approval for your settlement.
4.    How to use experts in meeting the requirements and objectives of the rule changes and those in place in the Northern District of California.
5.    The requirements for fee applications.
6.    Other class action resolution trends you must know.

Speaker Bios


John Yanchunis | Class Action Practice Lead | Morgan & Morgan

A favorite HB presenter, John has served as lead, co-lead, or class counsel in numerous class actions in a wide variety of areas affecting consumers, including but not limited to anti-trust, civil rights, defective products, environmental claims, life insurance, annuities, and unfair and deceptive practices. He has been appointed by courts to leadership positions in multidistrict class action litigation, and presently serves as the lead in In re: Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Breach Security Litigation, as a member of the plaintiffs‚Äô steering committee¬†In re Equifax, Inc. Customer Data Sec. Breach Litigation; on the three-member Plaintiffs‚Äô Steering Committee in MDL No. 2664,¬†In re: U.S. Office Personnel Management Data Security Breach Litigation, and serves on the Executive Committee overseeing the consumer class, the financial institution class, and the shareholder derivative litigation pending against Target Corporation‚ÄĒone of the largest data-breach cases to date‚ÄĒin¬†In re Target Corporation Customer Data Security Breach Litigation.

Education: South Texas College of Law, J.D., cum laude.  Order of the Lytae. Associate Editor-in-Chief and Technical Editor, South Texas Law Journal.

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Mary Frantz | Founder | Enterprise Knowledge Partners, LLC

When we asked John Yanchunis to recommend a co-presenter, he did not hesitate. “You must get Mary Frantz. She is the one in this field.” So we feel lucky she agreed!

Mary has more than 25 years experience as a technology executive leading corporate and consulting teams from 3 to 365 people in the fields of IT Strategy, eDiscovery, Compliance, Enterprise Risk, Information Security and Enterprise Architecture. Primary industries include Finance & Banking, Life Sciences (Medical Device, Pharma), Government Services, Insurance (Life, Health, PBM), Construction / Manufacturing, and Retail.

She has authored several white papers and many articles about Technology Strategy, the ROI of Compliance and RM, Common Sense Architecture, eDiscovery and the Modernization of Civil Law Practices, Information Security, Incident Response, and a parody of corporate culture in “Whoever Dies with the Most Toys Wins!”‚Äč Mary has shared her expertise as a keynote speaker and panelist on Security, Incident Response, Identity Management, eDiscovery, Health Information Technology, Compliance, Enterprise Architecture, Internal Investigations, ABA Ethics Rules, Data Center Virtualization, and Technology Strategy.

Certifications include CEH, CPT, CISA, CISSP, and several in EA.

Specialties: CISO / CIO / CTO roles, Cyber Incident Response, IT and Operational Strategy, Enterprise Applications and Architecture, Litigation and Forensics, Identity Management, Privacy, EU Data Privacy and GDPR, Data/Information Mapping, Health Care, Health Plan and PBM fraud and investigations, SSAE16 SOC2/3 attestations, HIPAA / HITECH, Expert Witness services, and Internal Investigations.

Education: University of Chicago, MBA, International Business. Georgia Institute of Technology, Masters, Computer Science Engineering, Northern Illinois University, B.S., Information Systems.