Joseph, Greenwald & Laake partners Tim Maloney and Veronica Nannis were appointed as Liaison Counsel and Steering Committee plaintiffs’ counsel to represent the consumer class in the Marriott Data Breach Class Action.
The case is being litigated in federal court in Greenbelt. Maloney and Nannis were chosen to be part of a leadership team of 14 lawyers, from applications by dozens of law firms and over 300 highly qualified lawyers throughout the country.
Judge Paul Grimm of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, where the case is pending, appointed this leadership team, as well as others to lead cases against Marriott brought by financial institutions and shareholders. This is believed to be the largest data breach case to date, with potentially over 300 million class members.
More than 80 lawsuits were filed over the data breach, which Marriott International Inc. announced Nov. 30 and that compromised the personal data of 500 million guests of its Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide properties.
“We look forward to working with the other plaintiffs’ leadership counsel to bring about a fair result for the millions damaged by this data breach,” said Mr. Maloney as he and Ms. Nannis gear up help the consumer victims and hold Marriott accountable for its actions.
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