Justin Donoho

Special Counsel

  • Justin Donoho
  • Phone: +1 312 499 0197

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60603-3433
    USA

Justin Donoho, Special Counsel in Duane Morris’ Workplace Class Action Group, has defended companies faced with high-stakes, complex litigation matters for nearly fifteen years.  Mr. Donoho regularly defends class actions alleging cybersecurity incidents, data privacy violations, and other issues involving thousands or millions of claims and seeking millions or billions of dollars.  With a deep background in information technology, Mr. Donoho regularly helps his clients navigate IT-related issues.  He has successfully litigated data privacy and cybersecurity issues under states’ wiretap acts, consumer fraud statutes, and common laws; the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA); the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA); the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA); the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); and other laws. 

Mr. Donoho leads case teams from complaint to resolution. He has first- and second-chaired trials and mediations. Clients often compliment Mr. Donoho’s legal strategies, courtroom performances, persuasive writings, settlement negotiations, handling of depositions, management of complex discovery, dedication, and responsiveness to their needs.

Mr. Donoho clerked for The Hon. William J. Bauer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2009-2010). Mr. Donoho is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 2009) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S., Computer Engineering, 1999).

Before law school, Mr. Donoho served as a manager and consultant to large international organizations’ IT departments, where he improved IT service management organizations and processes, performed cybersecurity tests, performed IT audits, and built computer servers, networks, security information and event management (SIEM) systems, software release management systems, and other IT service management systems.

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2009
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Computer Engineering, 1999
    Highest honors

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP 
    - Special Counsel, 2024-present
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP (formerly Grippo & Elden, LLC), Chicago, IL
    - Senior Counsel, 2021–2024;
    - Associate, 2010–2017;
    - Summer Associate, 2008 & 2009
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP, Chicago, IL
    - Associate, 2019–2021
  • Stein Ray LLP, Chicago, IL
    - Associate, 2017–2019

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Co-presenter, “Digital Frontier Survival Guide For Corporate Counsel: Cybersecurity And Data Privacy Best Practices,” The Class Action Weekly Wire, Duane Morris LLP, June 10, 2024
  • Co-presenter, “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Avoiding Litigation Risk and Complying with Ethical Obligations,” Webinar, Association of Corporate Counsel CLE, August 9, 2023; Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Chicago Ethics CLE Conference, Chicago, May 18, 2023
  • Presenter, "Arbitral Document Discovery Protocols, Subpoenas, and Dispositive Motions Under the AAA Construction Rules," Stein Ray LLP, Chicago June 25, 2019
  • Co-presenter, "Key Considerations in Collecting Documents," Grippo & Elden LLC, Chicago, October 29, 2014
  • Co-presenter, "Current Issues in Class Action Litigation," Grippo & Elden LLC, Chicago, September 4, 2013
  • Co-presenter, "Understanding Corporate IT Systems: A Prerequisite to Successful Electronic Discovery," Grippo & Elden LLC,  Chicago, July 27, 2011

Representative Matters

  • Baker et al. v. ParkMobile, LLC, No. 21-cv-02182 (N.D. Ga.) (defense of class action involving alleged cybertheft of tens of millions of email addresses, hashed passwords, license plate numbers, and other information)

  • Bell et al. v. Marriott International, Inc. et al., No. 19-md-02879 (D. Md.) (defense of class action involving alleged cybertheft of hundreds of millions of customer records, including credit card and passport numbers)

  • Brahm v. Hospital Sisters Health System et al., No. 2023CV000217 (Wis. Cir. Ct., Eau Claire Cty.) (defense of class action alleging that website advertising technology violated federal wiretap act and common laws)

  • Daichendt et al. v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., No. 22-cv-03318 (N.D. Ill.) (defense of class action alleging BIPA violations relative to passport photo system)

  • Doe v. Emerson Hospital, No. 2277CV01000 (Mass. Super. Ct., Essex Cty) (defense of class action alleging that website advertising technology violated Massachusetts wiretap act and common laws)

  • Hughes et al. v. Community Health Network, No. 49D01-2211-PL-041242 (Ind. Super. Ct., Marion Cty.) (defense of class action alleging that website advertising technology violated Indiana wiretap act, Indiana consumer fraud statute, and common laws)

  • Peterson v. Learfield Communications, LLC et al., No. 23-cv-00146 (N.D. Ill.) (defense of class action alleging that website advertising technology violated Video Privacy Protection Act)

  • Quentere v. Tablecraft Products Company, Inc., No. 2020-CH-00000493 (Ill. Cir. Ct., Lake Cty.) (defense of class action alleging BIPA violations relative to staffing company’s use of finger scanning technology)

  • Rose et al. v. Sansum Clinic, No. 23-cv-08180 (C.D. Cal.) (defense of class action alleging that website advertising technology violated California Invasion of Privacy Act and common laws)

  • T.D. v. Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., No. 23-cv-05416 (N.D. Ga.) (defense of class action alleging that website advertising technology violated federal wiretap act and common laws)