The Wall Street Journal Speaks to Saikali on Increase in Biometric Lawsuits

The Wall Street Journal turned to Shook Partner Al Saikali on the effect of the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to allow a violation of the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) to be sufficient grounds for a lawsuit even without proof of actual harm. Saikali leads Shook’s Privacy and Data Security Practice.

“The floodgates have opened up,” Saikali told the WSJ as reported in the article, “Workers Push Back as Companies Gather Fingerprints and Retina Scans.”

Shook recently added Melissa Siebert and Erin Hines Bolan to focus on biometric privacy matters, complex employment litigation and counseling, as well as other business litigation. With the addition of Siebert and Hines, Shook has managed more than two dozen of the 150-plus BIPA class actions that have been filed to date and more than any other defense firm in the country.

Saikali, along with Class Action Practice Co-Chair Tristan Duncan and Business Litigation Practice Co-Chair Gary Miller, have authored a response to the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp.