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Berger Montague Shareholder Jon Lambiras Quoted in The Legal Intelligencer re: Data Breach Issues

DATE: May 23, 2017

Berger Montague Shareholder Jon Lambiras was quoted in The Legal Intelligencer on May 23, 2017 regarding data breach issues.  He commented on an $18.5 million settlement reached between Target Corp. and a group of Attorneys General from 47 states.  The settlement was related to a hacker’s theft of millions of credit card numbers from Target’s server.

Jon noted that Attorney General involvement in data breach cases has been rare in the past, but may become more common going forward.  He also commented on the deterrent effect that Attorney General suits can have on lax corporate data security.

About Jon Lambiras

Jon J. Lambiras, Esq., CPA, CFE is a shareholder in the Securities and Consumer Protection practice groups at Berger Montague.  Since joining the firm in 2003, he has practiced primarily in the areas of securities fraud, consumer fraud, and data breach class actions.

In the Securities group, he concentrates on class action and opt-out litigation involving accounting fraud and financial misrepresentations.  In the Consumer Protection group, he concentrates on unfair business practices and data breach litigation involving the theft of personal information by computer hackers.  He has also engaged in Antitrust pay-for-delay matters involving drug manufacturers wrongly keeping generic drugs off the market.

Jon’s clients are plaintiffs such as individual investors, institutional investors, and consumers. He strives to provide a smooth, comfortable litigation experience for his clients.  He welcomes inquiries from potential clients and referring counsel regarding new matters.  Fees in his cases are generally earned on a contingent basis, meaning clients do not pay out-of-pocket attorneys’ fees.

Jon is an attorney, Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Fraud Examiner.  Prior to law school he practiced accounting for four years as a financial statement auditor, including with a Big-Four accounting firm.

Jon has obtained the highest peer review rating, “AV Preeminent,” in Martindale-Hubbell for his legal abilities and ethical standards.  Also, for several years from 2012 to today he was selected for inclusion in “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars,” an honor conferred on less than 5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania.

Jon has published numerous articles and lectured on various class action topics as summarized below.  He has also commented on class action issues for publications including The Washington Post.  The cases on which he worked have collectively settled for hundreds of millions of dollars.

While in law school, Jon was a Lead Articles Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review.

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