Corban S. Rhodes is at the forefront of law and technology, advocating for consumers in cybersecurity and data privacy matters.
Corban Rhodes litigates cybersecurity and data privacy matters on behalf of consumers. Working at the intersection of law and technology, Corban focuses on cases that involve the intentional misuse or misappropriation of consumer data and data breaches caused by negligence or malfeasance. He has served on the litigation teams of some of the country’s most historic and groundbreaking data privacy cases. These include the historic $650 million settlement in the Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation matter; the largest consumer data privacy settlement ever in the U.S.; and the first case to claim biometric privacy rights of consumers under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. Corban also represented consumers in the Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Breach Security Litigation, which stemmed from the largest known data breach in history. He currently represents consumers in pivotal web browser privacy cases, including Calhoun v. Google and the Google RTB Consumer Privacy Litigation.
Corban also prosecutes complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors. He successfully resolved dozens of cases against some the largest Wall Street banks in the wake of the mortgage-backed securities financial crisis, as well as some of the largest securities class actions of the last decade.
- In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation, co-lead counsel who secured a landmark $650 million privacy settlement on behalf of consumers alleging Facebook violated the Illinois Biometric Privacy Law.
- In re Google RTB Consumer Privacy Litigation, representing consumers alleging Google breaches its contractual promise not to sell users’ personal information billions of times every day by rebroadcasting data during real time bidding auctions, exposing it to potential ad buyers and participants surveilling the auctions with no intent to purchase ads.
- Calhoun, et al. v. Google, litigating privacy action brought by Google Chrome customers whose PII was collected while “unsynced” with any Google account in violation of contractual promises.
- In re Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Breach Security Litigation, secured a $117.5 million settlement on behalf of approximately 194 million class members alleging multiple data breaches over five years, each of which Yahoo failed to timely disclose.
New York Rising Star, Super Lawyers (listed annually since 2015)
Thurgood Marshall Award (2008)
- “Efforts to Protect Consumer Data Face Corporate Pushback,” New York Law Journal, Oct. 12, 2017
- “Consumer Data Privacy Legislation: Who’s Stepping Back and Who’s Stepping Up,” Practicing Law Institute, May 25, 2017
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- New York City Bar Association, Securities Litigation Committee (2017-18)