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Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1560
Oakland, CA 94612
phone: (415) 772-4700
fax: (415) 772-4707
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Matthew B. George

Of Counsel


Matthew George is a complex litigation attorney at Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP with a practice enveloping consumer technology, information privacy, and employees’ rights. He has significant experience handling multidistrict litigation and other coordinated proceedings in state and federal courts involving multiple parties and complex discovery issues.  

Matthew has a strong track record opposing Silicon Valley’s largest companies in lawsuits involving emerging technology and novel legal issues.  He was on Kaplan Fox’s lead counsel team in In re: Apple Device Performance Litigation, that recovered a settlement of up to $500 million on claims that Apple violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.  In that case he managed third-party discovery of two dozen companies in the U.S. and Asia and first chaired a series of depositions.  He is currently court appointed co-lead counsel in In re: Robinhood Outage Litigation, representing investors alleging losses attributable to a series of unprecedented outages of Robinhood’s trading app in March of 2020.  He also represents a certified class of patients alleging that failed blood testing startup Theranos and Walgreens unlawfully experimented on them in In re: Arizona Theranos Incorporated Litigation. Matthew has also obtained innovative rulings at the trial and appellate levels on claims against Facebook, Adobe, and Yahoo over mishandling of consumers' personal information and data.

Matthew has also advanced initiatives for underrepresented communities both in and out of court.  He was recently co-lead counsel in cases against health care conglomerates CVS/Caremark and Aetna that collectively recovered over $20 million on behalf of Americans living with HIV when their healthcare information was wrongfully exposed.  Matthew has been a longstanding member of BALIF, the Bay Area’s (and nation’s oldest) LGBTQI+ bar association, where he has volunteered in BALIF’s formal mentorship program helping new attorneys enter the profession.  He has also been a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California’s Diversity Committee, where he co-sponsored an event inclusive of the Bay Area’s minority bar associations.     

Matthew has been selected by his peers as a “Rising Star” by Northern California Super Lawyers each year from 2011-2014 and was chosen as a “Super Lawyer” in 2016, the first year he was eligible for the distinction and every year since. He has been a regular speaker at industry conventions and seminars on topics ranging from arbitration, expert depositions, and class action settlement strategies.

Education:
B.A., Political Science and Criminal Justice, magna cum laude, Chapman University (2002)
J.D., The University of Michigan Law School (2005)

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • Expert Depositions: Promoting Expertise and Limiting Exposure –Bridgeport Continuing Legal Education “Mastering the Deposition” Seminar (January 2017)
  • “How Viable Is the Prospect of Private Enforcement of Privacy Rights In The Age of Big Data? An Overview of Trends and developments In Privacy Class Actions” – Competition, The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, Volume 24, No. 1 (Spring 2015)
  • Panel Discussion of Sony Pictures Data Breach Cases – CNBC’s “Squawk On the Street” (December 2014)
  • New and Developing Practice Areas – CAOC 53rd Annual Convention (November 2014)
  • Privacy Law Symposium – University of California, Hastings College of the La (April 2014)
  • Update On the Target Data Breach Litigation – HarrisMartin Target Data Breach MDL Conference (March 2014)
  • Consumer Privacy Law – 8th Annual CAOC Class Action Seminar (February 2014)
  • Privacy Litigation and Management: Strategies For Protection and Litigation – Bridgeport Continuing Legal Education Seminar (December 2012)
  • Class Action Settlement Strategies and Mechanics – 12th Annual Bridgeport Class Action Litigation & Management Conference (April 2012)
  • Developments In the Arbitration of Wage and Hour Disputes – Bridgeport 2010 Wage and Hour Conference (October 2010)


Bar Affiliations and Court Admissions:
Bar of the State of California
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California, and the District of Colorado
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations:
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
Consumer Attorneys of California (Diversity Committee)
American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)