Danielle Perry appointed to Executive Committee Counsel Against Fortra

Mason LLP’s Danielle L. Perry was appointed to the Executive Committee Counsel in a class action lawsuit against Fortra, LLC  (“Fortra”) on April 28, 2023. Upon information and belief, Fortra suffered a data breach that has affected millions of victims making this one of the largest data breaches thus far in 2023. As a member of the Executive Committee Counsel, Danielle shall assist Interim Co-Lead counsel during all phases of litigation. This means that when needed she shall assist with:

a) Coordinating the work of preparing and presenting all of Plaintiffs’ claims and otherwise coordinating all proceedings, including organizing and supervising the efforts of Plaintiffs’ Counsel in a manner to ensure that Plaintiffs’ preparation is conducted effectively, efficiently, expeditiously, and economically;

b) Delegating work responsibilities and monitoring the activities of all Plaintiffs’ counsel in a manner to promote the orderly and efficient conduct of this litigation and to avoid unnecessary duplication and expense;

c) Calling meetings of Plaintiffs’ counsel for any appropriate purpose, including coordinating responses to questions of other parties or of the Court, and initiating proposals, suggestions, schedules, and any other appropriate matters;

d) Determining (after consultation with other co-counsel as may be appropriate) and presenting (in briefs, oral argument, or such other fashion as his/her designee may deem appropriate) to the Court and opposing parties the position of the Plaintiffs on all matters arising during pretrial (and, if appropriate, trial) proceedings;

e) Serving as the primary contact for communications between Plaintiffs and Defendant, and acting as spokespersons for Plaintiffs vis-a-vis Defendant and the Court;

f) Directing and executing on behalf of Plaintiffs the filing of pleadings and other documents with the Court;

g) Appearing at court hearings and conferences regarding the case as most appropriate for effective and efficient representation, and speaking for Plaintiffs at such hearings and conferences;

h) Receiving and initiating communication with the Court and the Clerk of Court (including receiving orders, notices, correspondence, and telephone calls) and dispensing the content of such communications among Plaintiffs’ Counsel;

i) Initiating, coordinating, and conducting discussions and negotiations with counsel for the defendant on all matters, including settlement;

j) Negotiating and entering into stipulations with opposing counsel as necessary for the conduct of the litigation;

k) Initiating, coordinating, and conducting discovery on Plaintiffs’ behalf to ensure its efficiency;

l) Selecting, consulting with, and employing experts for Plaintiffs, as necessary

m) Encouraging and enforcing efficiency among all Plaintiffs’ Counsel;

n) Assessing Plaintiffs’ counsel for the costs of the litigation;

o) Preparing and distributing periodic status reports to the Court and to the parties as the Court may request;

p) Developing and recommending for Court approval practices and procedures pertaining to attorneys’ fees and expenses as further detailed below and, on an ongoing basis, monitoring and administering such procedures. At such time as may be appropriate, Co-Lead Counsel also will recommend apportionment and allocation of fees and expenses subject to court approval; and

q) Performing such other duties as are necessary in connection with the prosecution of this litigation or as may be further directed by the Court