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Gary Lynch is a partner of Carlson Lynch
Pittsburgh (412) 322-9243 | San Diego (619) 762-1910
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Gary F. Lynch has been engaged in the practice of law for the last twenty-seven years and currently oversees a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ class action practice in the areas of data breach and privacy litigation, employee rights, wage & hour litigation, and consumer protection. Gary and his firm have handled hundreds of class actions in federal and state courts throughout the country. He has been appointed as class counsel in cases brought against many of the country’s largest business organizations, and has achieved many substantial recoveries on behalf of plaintiff classes. Gary has been appointed to leadership positions in some of the largest and most complex data breach cases of the past three years. He currently serves as Co-lead Counsel for the financial institution plaintiffs in In re Home Depot, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation and was appointed to the five-member overall Executive Committee responsible for both the consumer and financial institution plaintiff tracks of the In re Target Corporation Customer Data Security Breach Litigation.

In 2012, Gary served as Counsel of Record before the United States Supreme Court in the case of Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk, addressing the issue of whether Rule 68 can be used to moot an FLSA collective action. The case resulted in a 5-4 decision, with Justice Kagan writing a strong dissent on behalf of Gary’s client – a position which subsequently was adopted by the majority of the Court in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez. Currently, Gary is plaintiffs’ lead counsel in the case of Dittman et al v. UPMC d/b/a The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and UPMC McKeesport, a case which has been selected to be heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.


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