About Lynda J. Grant
Lynda is an accomplished lawyer with over 40 years of experience representing consumers and others in class and derivative actions. She has repeatedly been selected as a New York Metro Superlawyer, and has served in leadership roles for several American Bar Association committees. She is presently a member of the American Bar Association’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Committee as well as a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Lynda’s interest in helping consumers started early, when she was a student intern for the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs in Washington D.C. Before commencing TheGrantLawFirm, she was a partner in two major class action law firms. In that capacity, she spent a significant portion of her career helping shareholders, limited partners and other investors address issues of fraud, unfair mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance issues. During that time, she helped recover tens of millions of dollars for wronged investors and made law in Delaware on corporate governance issues.
Over the past ten years, Lynda has becoming increasing involved in representing consumers and employees in consumer fraud and privacy cases. Some of the privacy cases in which she has been involved concern data breaches of corporations or medical providers resulting in the disclosure or theft of personal identifiable information or protected heath information, ransomware attacks or hacking due to corporate negligence or recklessness. She has litigated biometric data violations involving the collection and possession of fingerprints and voice prints from workers and consumers -- a field of significant relevance given the burgeoning use of biometric technology. Specifically, she has successfully litigated a number of cases under the Illinois Biometric Protection Act or BIPA on behalf of workers whose biometric information was collected without the requisite consent. She has not only secured monetary recovery for class members, but significant injunctive relief causing major corporate players to adopted written privacy and biometric policies. She has also litigated and written about the use of “dark patterns” or computer interfaces used to trap or deceive unwary consumers into making purchases, sign up for subscriptions, memberships or automatic renewals for which they are charged.
Lynda is a sought after speaker on consumer and privacy issues, and is currently engaged with a not for profit agency in community outreach to help educate consumers about their rights. She has written articles about consumer and privacy issues, which you can view here.
- American Bar Association: Privacy and Cybersecurity Committee
- International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Former Co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation Committee on Class and Derivative Actions
- Former Co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation Securities Litigation Committee
- Task Force on the Future of Civil Litigation
- Task Force on the Promulgation of Cross Border Protocols between U.S. and Canadian Class Actions
- Yale School of Management, Women on Boards Program
- Cornell Law School, Juris Doctor
- SUNY Buffalo, B.A., Summa Cum Laude
- New York State, First and Second Depts.
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
(1) In Re: Premera Blue Cross Customer Data Sec. Breach Litig., No. 3:15-md-2633-SI-D. Or.) (data breach of medical information);
(2) In re Capital One Customer Data Sec. Breach Litig., 1:19-md-02915-AJT-JFA (E.D.Va.) (data breach);
(3) In re Hudson’s Bay Company Data Sec. Incident Consumer Litig., Civil Action No. 18-cv-8472 (PKC) (S.D.N.Y.) (arising from data breach at Saks and Lord & Taylor stores);
(4) In re WAWA, Inc. Data Sec. Litig., Case No. 2:19-cv-0619-GEKP (E.D. Pa.) (arising from data breach at WAWA convenience stores)
(5) In re: Blackbaud, Inc. Customer Data Sec. Breach Litig., Case No. 3:20-cv-02972 (MDL 2972) (D.S.C.) (arising from data breach of third party vendor);
(6) Hale v. North Broward Hospital District, et al., Case No. 0:22-cv-60362-WPD (S.D. Fla.) (arising from data breach of medical records);
(7) In re: Clearview AI, Inc. Consumer Privacy Litig., Civil Action No. 1:21-cv-00135-SJC (N.D. Ill.) (arising from misuse of facial scans);
(8) Robinson v. PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc., Case No. 2021-CH-00273 (Cir. Ct., Cook Cty.) (arising from use of biometrics);
(9) Garcia v. Sarpino’s USA, Inc., Case No. 2022-CH-02203 (Cir. Ct., Cook Cty.), Garcia v. JJ Goldcoast, Inc., et al., Case No. 2021-CH-00398 (arising from use of biometrics);
(10) Coons v. YUM!Brands, Inc., et al., Case No. 3:21-CV-00045-SPM (S.D. Ill.) (arising from use of biometrics);
(11) Barton v. Walmart, Inc., Case No. 1:21-cv-04329 (N.D. Ill.) (Kness, J.) (arising from use of biometrics);
(12) Colby v. Shields Health Care Group, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-11209 (D. Mass.) (arising from data breach of health care information);
(13) In re Automatic Funds Transfer Services, Inc. Data Breach Litig., Case No. 2:21-cv-01567-JAK-MRW (C.D. Cal.) (arising from data breach of driver’s license information).
(14) Dusterhoft v. OneTouchPoint Corp., Civil Action No. 22-cv-0882-BHL (E.D. Wis.) (arising from data breach of health care information).
(15) Jane Doe v. Cerebral, Inc., Case No. 2:23-cv-02410 (C.D. Cal.)(arising from tracking of private healthcare information)
(16) Brown v. Zoll Medical Corp., Case No. 1:23-cv-10702-IT (D. Mass.)(arising from data breach of private healthcare information)