Paul Karlsgodt

Paul Karlsgodt serves as the leader of BakerHostetler’s class action defense team, and has significant experience defending class actions in the complex and cutting-edge area of data privacy on behalf of companies and organizations in a variety of industries, including the insurance, healthcare, consumer and education sectors. A thoughtful and trusted leader, he has served as lead counsel for defendants in class action litigation arising out of data breach incidents of all sizes, and affecting various industries and governmental entities. Paul has led or is leading the defense of more than a dozen different data breach class action matters over the past year alone, and has achieved success for clients in a number of high-stakes cases.

Recognized by Chambers USA in Litigation, Paul was also named a Law360 Privacy MVP (2014 and 2015) and a National Law Journal“CyberSecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer.” He previously served as the Denver office Litigation Group coordinator. He is the editor of and primary contributor to www.ClassActionBlawg.com, which covers global and national class action-related issues such as decisions, trends, best practices, news and reform. Paul is also a frequent speaker on class action law.

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