Prominent U.S.  law firm Orrick  , Herrington and Sutcliffe is currently facing a federal class-action lawsuit due to a significant data breach. This breach has raised concerns about legal and privacy issues, highlighting the need for robust cybersecurity measures .
Orrick    , Herrington and Sutcliffe    , an internationally renowned law firm, is being sued by Dennis R. Werley for negligence, breach of confidence , and invasion of privacy . The breach occurred on March 7, 2023, compromising the personal information of over 152,818 individuals  , including names  , addresses  , dates of birth  , and Social Security numbers  . The breach involved client data from dental plans with Delta Dental of California and vision plans via EyeMed Vision Care . It is alleged that Orrick failed to promptly notify the affected individuals , with notification occurring more than three months later on June 30 . One plaintiff reported receiving unsolicited spam calls , suggesting that the accessed personal information may have been sold to third-party spammers. It is worth noting that Orrick had previously represented EyeMed in a data breach in 2020. In response to the breach, Orrick has offered affected individuals a two-year identity monitoring plan as compensation . However, the parties involved in the lawsuit consider this offer inadequate , and no specific monetary amount has been mentioned in the damages sought .
This incident highlights the increasing trend of cybersecurity attacks targeting law firms and emphasizes the need for robust cybersecurity measures . The legal and cybersecurity communities are closely monitoring this case and its potential implications for data protection standards and legal responsibilities .