Douglas Cuthbertson
Partner, New York Office
212 355-9500

Douglas Cuthbertson

Douglas Cuthbertson is a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office with a practice focused on domestic and international consumer fraud cases, digital privacy, and securities fraud.

Doug’s work has included digital privacy litigation, including against Google, Disney, Viacom, and others, as co-counsel for the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and as Class Counsel in McDonald v. Kiloo A/S (and two related actions) on behalf of parents concerning the unlawful collection and use of their children’s personal information from mobile games to track and monetize kids. Leading nonprofit advocates described these settlements as “the biggest change to the children’s app market,” impacting Defendants’ “business models” to prevent children from being “targeted with the most insidious and manipulative forms of marketing.” Doug was also Class Counsel in successful privacy litigation against Google concerning its Covid-19 digital “contact tracing” Exposure Notification System.

He has also acted in securities litigation against the Brazilian petroleum corporation Petrobras, a financial fraud action against Morgan Stanley, and international consumer litigation against Volkswagen, as well as an airline overcharging case against British Airways where he was designated as Class Counsel (Dover v. British Airways). Doug has also litigated numerous class action consumer protection cases under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act against large banks, satellite service providers, and utilities, helping result in the largest monetary settlements in the history of the TCPA to end harassing robocalls to millions of consumers.

Doug received his J.D. with honors from the Fordham University School of Law and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Andrew J. Peck (SDNY). Doug is a Board member of the New York Civil Liberties Union and on the Board of Advisors of Fordham Law’s Center on Law and Information Policy. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and children.

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  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    J.D. (Cum Laude) – 2007
    Law Journal: Fordham Urban Law Journal, Senior Articles Editor
  • Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
    B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) – 1999
  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York Civil Liberties Union (Board of Directors)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Panelist, “Privacy Claims and Data Breaches,” National Association of Consumer Advocates Spring Training Conference, Class Action Workshop, May 2023
  • “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2023, 2024
  • “Super Lawyer for New York Metro,” Super Lawyers, 2024
  • “Rising Star for New York Metro,” Super Lawyers, 2013-2018
  • New York, 2008
  • New York State Supreme Court, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2014