In the final installment of our four-part Privacy Litigation Year in Review series, we focus on important developments in TCPA litigation. The Supreme Court struck down the TCPA’s government-backed debt exemption, leaving district courts to address five years of enforcement and liability under the provision that may now be reversible. Meanwhile, the courts’ understanding of auto-dialers (ATDS) continued to evolve, with the Supreme Court poised to provide clarity on whether ATDS includes any device that can “store” and “automatically dial” telephone numbers — a decision that will either broaden or significantly curtail the reach of the TCPA.
David J. Fioccola
As a trial lawyer and co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Class Actions and Mass Torts Practice Group, David focuses on the defense of complex commercial disputes and consumer class actions. In addition to trying cases in U.S. federal and state courts, David has successfully led clients through International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and American Arbitration Association (AAA) arbitrations. His practice as a commercial litigator More ›
Lily Valentine Westergaard
Lily Westergaard is a Litigation associate in Morrison & Foerster’s New York office. As a summer associate, Lily worked on several intellectual property disputes and securities litigation matters, assisting with legal research, document review, and deposition preparation. While pursuing her J.D. at Columbia Law School, Lily served as a staffer on the Journal of Gender and Law and demonstrated a commitment to gender equality and women’s More ›