BuckleySandler Expands West Coast Litigation Practice

March 22, 2010

BuckleySandler LLP, a leading financial services law firm based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Los Angeles and New York, has announced that Donna L. Wilson, a class action defense and insurance coverage litigator, has joined the firm as a partner to be resident in Los Angeles.

Wilson represents financial services companies, including banks, mortgage companies, national retailers, franchisors, telecommunications and media companies, in a variety of privacy and information security, fair credit and state unfair and deceptive trade practices matters. She utilizes her litigation experience to provide practical and effective compliance counseling, particularly with respect to privacy, information security and data breach matters. In addition, Wilson assists corporate and individual policyholders in obtaining insurance coverage in disputes involving claims from individual directors/officers for defense costs, claims for defense costs and damages arising from alleged privacy and data breaches, and claims for defense and liability costs for mass torts such as lead pigment and asbestos.

Wilson is co-chair of the Environmental Coverage Subcommittee of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association and a former co-chair of the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Subcommittee of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. She is also co-founder and co-chair of the Insurance Law Forum, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

She joins BuckleySandler LLP from Kelley Drye LLP, where she was a litigation partner and co-chair of that firm’s Consumer Financial Services practice group. Previously, she was a partner at Gilbert, Heintz & Randolph LLP and a senior litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP where she worked with BuckleySandler senior litigation partners Andrew L. Sandler and Benjamin B. Klubes.

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