PRACTICE AREAS


Brian Frontino is part of the firm’s Financial Services/Class Action Practice Group and handles complex litigation, including both individual and class actions. In particular, Mr. Frontino has extensive knowledge of state and federal laws relating to data security and privacy, debt collection, credit reporting, military lending, automobile finance, unfair business practices and other consumer protection statutes.  He represents a wide array of companies, including credit card issuers, mortgage lenders, consumer reporting agencies, e-commerce companies, automotive finance companies and student lenders. Mr. Frontino appears in state and federal courts around the country, at both the trial and appellate levels. 

Beginning in the summer of 2008, Mr. Frontino provided extensive strategic advice and counsel to a major benefits administrator relating to security breach notification requirements. The incident involved apparent loss of electronically-stored Social Security numbers and health information while in transit overseas to a storage facility. Mr. Frontino’s successful rapid response to the incident resulted in no major litigation or administrative penalties, and Mr. Frontino continues to provide strategic advice to the client on these issues as they arise. This experience led to his recent involvement in drafting a data security breach policy for the U.S. operations of a major Japanese consumer products retailer.

Mr. Frontino also has successfully defended state and federal privacy actions. Most recently, he obtained a decisive victory on behalf of Zappos.com, Inc., when the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada dismissed a putative class action complaint arising from a data security incident the company suffered in 2012.

Mr. Frontino also participated in obtaining a dismissal at the pleading stage of a California state class action alleging identity theft in connection with the opening of retail consumer credit card accounts, and has participated in obtaining dismissal of a federal class action alleging harm based on the theft of multiple desktop computers containing confidential financial information for thousands of consumers, including plaintiff, during a break-in at a secure facility. Mr. Frontino also routinely defends clients in opposing discovery of non-public information of unnamed class members in consumer class actions.


MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers

SELECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Judge, National Civil Trial Competition for American Bar Association law schools

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author, “CFPB Proposes Amendments to TRID Rule,” Stroock Special Bulletin, August 1, 2016
  • Co-author, "Recent Developments under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the Military Lending," The Review of Banking and Financial Services, August 2016, Vol. 32, No. 8 
  • Co-author, "CFPB Proposes "Drastic Overhaul" of Debt Collection," Stroock Special Bulletin, July 29, 2016
  • Co-author, "CFPB Publishes Long-Awaited Proposed Rule Precluding Class-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements," Stroock Special Bulletin, May 5, 2016
  • Co-author, "Seventh Circuit Reverses Course On Dismissals Under Rule 68," Stroock Special Bulletin, August 12, 2015
  • Co-author, "California Supreme Court Issues Important Federal Arbitration Act Preemption Ruling," Stroock Special Bulletin, August 4, 2015
  • Co-author, "Seventh Circuit Rules No Heightened 'Ascertainability' Requirement," Stroock Special Bulletin, July 29, 2015
  • Co-author, "Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Data Breach Class Action on Standing Grounds," Stroock Special Bulletin, July 22, 2015
  • Co-author, "TCPA Verdict Used To Recruit Plaintiffs Through Social Media," Stroock Special Bulletin, July 14, 2015
  • Co-author, "FCC Issues TCPA Declaratory Ruling," Stroock Special Bulletin, July 13, 2015
  • Co-author, "FCC Votes On Pending TCPA Petitions," Stroock Special Bulletin, June 18, 2015
  • Co-author, "Court Dismisses Data Breach Action, Rejecting Multiple Standing Theories," Stroock Special Bulletin, June 3, 2015
  • Co-author, "CFPB Strongly Signals its Intent to Ban or Severely Limit Class Action Waivers and Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements," Stroock Special Bulletin, March 10, 2015
  • Co-author, "Class Action Settlements - Seventh Circuit Limits Injunctions of Competing State Actions and Ninth Circuit Clarifies Permissibility of Gift Cards and Incentive Awards," Stroock Special Bulletin, March 6, 2015
  •  Co-author, "2015 Annual Overview of California’s Unfair Competition Law and Consumers Legal Remedies Act," Stroock Client Memorandum, March 2015
  • Co-author, “Recent Developments in Data Furnisher Liability under the Fair Credit Reporting Act,” The Banking Law Journal, January 15, 2015
  • Co-author, “How Technological Changes to Processing of Credit Reporting Disputes May Increase Banks’ Exposure to Civil Liability or Administrative Scrutiny of Their Activities as Data Furnishers Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act,” The Banking Law Journal, November/December 2013
  • Co-author, "Data Security and Privacy Issues -- Important Recent Developments," Stroock Special Bulletin, October 8, 2013
  • Co-author, An Overview of California’s Unfair Competition Law and Consumers Legal Remedies Act, March 2006
  • Contributing Editor, An Overview of California’s Unfair Competition Law and Consumers Legal Remedies Act, 2002-2005, 2007-present

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Florida; California; District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


EDUCATION

J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2002

B.A., Loyola Marymount University, 1997

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