As a partner in Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group, Cari Laufenberg maintains a national practice representing consumers, employees, and institutions in complex consumer and employee class actions involving corporate fraud, privacy and data breach issues, breach of fiduciary duty, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Since joining Keller Rohrback, she has played a key role in obtaining multi-million-dollar recoveries for consumers, employees, and shareholders in many of the firm’s largest and most complex cases, including cases involving Anthem Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Marsh McLennan Companies, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and HealthSouth Corporation.
Cari has been appointed to numerous leadership positions in federal courts across the country. She currently serves as Co-Lead Counsel for over 76 million data breach victims in In re T-Mobile Customer Data Security Breach Litigation in the Western District of Missouri. Cari has also served as Co-Lead Counsel in In re 21st Century Oncology Customer Data Security Breach Litigation in the Middle District of Florida, and as Class Counsel in Fox v. Iowa Health System in the Western District of Wisconsin representing 1.4 million victims of the UnityPoint Health data breach. She has been appointed as a member of several leadership committees including: In re Experian Data Breach Litigation in the Central District of California and In re VTech Data Breach Litigation in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. Cari has also made key contributions in other significant data breach and data privacy actions in which Keller Rohrback has had leadership positions including In re: Facebook, Inc. Consumer Privacy User Profile Litigation in the Northern District of California, In re Blackbaud Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation in the District of South Carolina, and Corona v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. in the Central District of California.
Over the past almost 20 years, Cari’s background in nonprofit management and public administration has served her clients well. She is adept at organizing large complex cases, working collaboratively with other counsel, and developing a cogent strategy which achieves short-term goals and long-term successes. Before joining Keller Rohrback in 2003, Cari served as a judicial extern for Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences on class actions, identity theft and privacy, and other complex litigation topics.