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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