Class-Action Lawsuit Filed against Chicago Law Firm Over Security Weaknesses
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)


Edelson PC

Summary: Law firm Edelson P.C. filed a lawsuit against a Chicago law firm for cybersecurity vulnerabilities and is now seeking for the lawsuit to be unsealed.


Edelson P.C. has filed a class-action lawsuit against a Chicago-based regional law firm for data security problems. The lawsuit has been filed under seal but partner Jay Edelson has moved to unseal the suit against the Chicago firm.

Edelson and his firm investigated law firms for the past year, finding 15 major firms with cybersecurity holes. In an interview with Big Law Business, Edelson said his law firm plans to file more lawsuits to target data security inadequacies on behalf of clients that have concerns over how their data is protected.

Read Law Firms Teaming Up to Protect Each Other’s Data to learn more.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

The lawsuit is filed under seal so hackers are not made aware of the holes. The lawsuit asked for a temporary restraining order so the law firm can patch its security holes. With that fixed, Edelson wants the case to be unsealed so that the public is aware of which law firm had the problem.

All that is known about the Chicago-based law firm is that the firm has been “an outspoken voice” in calling all law firms to improve their cybersecurity. The firm has even said any law firm that does not do this could be committing malpractice. Edelson’s law firm found that their security measures had gaps where an advanced hacker could gain access to internal billing information and even emails.

See Will Cravath Swaine & Moore and Other Law Firms Get Hacked Again?

The lawsuit sought injunctive relief and damages. The damages since the clients of the law firm have “been overpaying for legal services (because they have been paying, in part, to keep their data secure – and the law firm hasn’t been keeping up with their end of the bargain.”

The lawsuit comes on the heels of Cravath Swaine & Moore admitting that they had been hacked.



Jay Edelson Photo:


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-level Tax Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of an AmLaw firm seeks mid-level tax associate attorney with 3-5 years of experie...

Apply Now

Real Estate/Transactional Attorney

USA-PA-Camp Hill

Camp Hill office of our client seeks real estate/transactional attorney with experience. The candida...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney


Laramie office of our client seeks corporate attorney with 2+ years of experience.

Apply Now


Litigation Attorney


Justice Catalyst Law seeks an Impact Litigation Attorney to litigate impact cases that cross boundar...

Apply now

Insurance Coverage Associates – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Selman Breitman\'s offices in West Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle are looking for attorneys...

Apply now

Corporate Paralegal / Contract Administrator

USA-CA-Beverly Hills

Entertainment law firm in Beverly Hills is seeking a corporate paralegal/contract administrator with...

Apply now

Estates and Probate Attorney

USA-FL-Boca Raton

Do you have an Estates and Probate practice?  Are you becoming overwhelmed with administrative ...

Apply now


To Top