Recent Developments in BIPA and National Cyber/Privacy Class Actions

Begins at Tue, Aug 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Ends at Tue, Aug 10, 2021 01:00 PM

About the Speakers

Jamie Filipovic is a Partner in the Chicago O’Hagan Meyer’s office. She divides her practice between labor employment law, biometric privacy counseling and class actions and professional liability.  Ms. Filipovic is also an NFL agent.

Ms. Filipovic provides a full spectrum of labor and employment-related services to her employer-clientele. She successfully represents employers nationwide in a broad range of high stakes litigation matters in federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies such as the EEOC, the Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Human Rights in matters involving discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, FLSA, and wage and hour disputes and collective actions. She regularly defends corporations before the NLRB and defends and guides management through union negotiations and disputes. She also offers counseling on various labor and employment issues including ERISA & employee benefits, performs internal investigations and advises clients regarding compliance, drafting of employee handbooks, policies and personnel materials.

Ms. Filipovic leads the biometric privacy practice group, which provides clients with Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) and tech related client counseling and compliance and BIPA class action defense.

Kevin O’Hagan is a founding partner of O’HaganMeyer. After practicing at large law firms for 15 years, such as McGuire Woods and Locke Lord Edwards, he founded the firm to be a national boutique with an emphasis on personal customer service. He acts as lead counsel for several Fortune 500 companies and has tried cases in five different states, including the Delaware Court of Chancery, and has mediated cases in 15 state courts and federal jurisdictions. Kevin has also handled multi-district litigation and class action suits. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and Virginia, and has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in 10 other states. Chicago Lawyer Magazine, in its inaugural annual edition, recognized Kevin as one of the city’s Top 40 Lawyers under 40 to Watch and he was named a SuperLawyer by Chicago Magazine in 2005, and 2008-2018.
An accomplished attorney, Kevin’s many successes include recovering $9 million for a client on a construction defect and architectural malpractice matter, saving over $1 million a year in tax liability on an industrial complex for a client in real estate property tax litigation, and negotiating over 20 multi-million dollar contracts for clients in such areas as software licensing, technology purchases and various consulting services. In one year, Kevin won three jury trials for clients accused of employment discrimination.

Kevin has represented financial professionals, attorneys, accountants, trustees, directors and officers in litigation all over the country. In addition, he has assisted executives and companies in navigating the complexities of grand jury subpoenas. In 2007, Kevin helped found PLAN (Professional Liability Attorney Network), a national organization dedicated to the defense of professionals, directors and officers. From its founding to 2011 he was Chairman of the organization and oversaw its growth to over 20 law firms nationwide.
Kevin is also the firm’s Chief Breach Navigator and Chair of the firm’s Cyber Liability Team, advising companies throughout the country on actual and potential threats to their data and information systems. Kevin has presented cyber liability educational seminars to Fortune 500 Companies, Insurance Companies, and many other organizations throughout the country.

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