John Yanchunis

Morgan & Morgan

John leads the Class Action Department of the firm of Morgan & Morgan, the largest plaintiffs law firm in the United States with over 470 lawyers. John’s practice— which began after completing a two-year clerkship with U.S. District Judge Carl O. Bue, Jr., Southern District of Texas—has concentrated on complex litigation and spans over 36 years, including class actions for almost two-thirds of that time. John has served as lead, co-lead, or class counsel in numerous class actions in a wide variety of areas affecting consumers. He has been appointed by courts to leadership positions in multidistrict class action litigation involving privacy rights on consumers, and presently serves as lead in In re: Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Breach Security Litigation, 5:16-md-02752 (N.D. Cal.); as a member of the plaintiffs’ steering committee in In re Equifax, Inc. Customer Data Sec. Breach Litig., 1:17-md-02800 (N.D. Ga.); on the three-member Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in MDL No. 2664, In re: U.S. Office Personnel Management Data Security Breach Litigation; and serves on the Executive Committee overseeing the consumer class, the financial institution class, and the shareholder derivative litigation pending against Target Corporation—one of the largest data-breach cases to date—in In re Target Corporation Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2522 (D. Minn.). He also served as co-lead counsel in In re The Home Depot, Inc. Customer Data Security Data Breach Litigation, No. 1:14-md-02583-TWT (N.D.Ga.). Beginning in 2003, he served as co-lead counsel in the successful prosecution and settlement of privacy class action cases involving the protection of privacy rights arising from the misuse of information of more than 200 million consumers under the Driver’s Protection Privacy Act against the world’s largest data and information brokers, including Experian, R.L. Polk, Acxiom, and Reed Elsevier (which owns Lexis/Nexis). Fresco v. Auto. Directions, Inc., No. 03-cv-61063 and Fresco v. R.L. Polk, No. 07-cv-60695 (S.D. Fla.).